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Events

Current and Forthcoming

Talks & Tours
CMCW Reads: 'I was a dark star, always' with Philip Hoare

06 December 2018 - 06 December 2018

6-7pm | JHG Foyer | FREE | No booking required University of Southampton’s Centre For Modern and Contemporary Writing (CMCW) will be joined by Philip Hoare to explore his film 'I was a dark star, always' and  ...More
Children & Families
Space To Create! Camera Obscura

08 December 2018 - 08 December 2018

11:30am-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE Learn the origins of photography and build your own pin-hole camera. Led by photographers ‘In Focus’.   
Children & Families
Space To Create! - Colourful Walkway Competition #1

15 December 2018 - 15 December 2018

11:30am-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE For two Space To Create sessions in December we will have lots of exciting and colourful materials for children to take part in our Colourful Walkway Competition, alongside other activities. The  ...More
Children & Families
Space to Create! Colourful Walkway Competition #2

22 December 2018 - 22 December 2018

11:30am-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE For two Space To Create sessions in December we will have lots of exciting and colourful materials for children to take part in our Colourful Walkway Competition, alongside other activities. The  ...More
Children & Families
Space to Create! Winter Tales

29 December 2018 - 29 December 2018

11:30am-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE Join artist Laura Day for this workshop, making shadow puppets and creating winter tales! Space to Create! The Gallery’s Active Space is open on Saturdays*, and extra days over half  ...More
Children & Families
Space to Create! Analogue Animation

05 January 2019 - 05 January 2019

11:30am-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE Explore hands on methods to make images move. Create your own spinning image, pen roller animations, flick book and zoetropes with animator Ben Parker.  ...More
Children & Families
Colourful Walkway Competition

04 November 2018 - 14 January 2019

Colourful Walkway – a public art competition for children of Southampton John Hansard Gallery | 29 Oct 2018 – 14 Jan 2019 Download your Colourful Walkway Application here. In Spring 2019 a colourful walkway will be  ...More
Children & Families
Space to Create! Indigo Dyeing

19 January 2019 - 19 January 2019

11am-1pm and 2-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE Explore the magical process of natural indigo dyeing with expert dyers ‘Dyeworks’. This 2 hour session will allow you to create your own shibori patterned cloth; experimenting  ...More
Children & Families
Space to Create! Stitching Stories

26 January 2019 - 26 January 2019

11:30am-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE Stitch words and stories onto indigo cloth to create a collaborative poem inspired by writer and embroiderer Nazneen Ahmed who will be staging a reading of The Indigo Mirror in Gallery 3 on the  ...More
Special Events
Indigo Mirrors: A Creative Exploration of the Tainted History of the Indigo Dye in Bengal

26 January 2019 - 26 January 2019

11am-1pm |  JHG Gallery 3 | FREE Performance and discussion Join writer Nazneen Ahmed for a dramatic reading of The Indigo Mirror; a Bengali play written in 1858-9 by Dinabandu Mitra, which played a pivotal role in  ...More
Children & Families
Space to Create! Photograms

02 February 2019 - 02 February 2019

11:30am-4pm | JHG Active Space | FREE Explore the oldest form of camera-less photography: work with photographers ‘In Focus’ to create your own photograms that capture images using shadows and light.  ...More