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We work with a range of organisations across the local and regional community to provide greater access to contemporary art, regardless of social background. This has ranged from artist residencies in community settings to partnerships with local schools and, most significantly, work with socially excluded young people.
In recent years the gallery has also developed an outstanding track record of supporting socially excluded young people to gain literacy and numeracy skills, develop creativity and build confidence through the Arts Award scheme. This work, delivered in partnership with organisations such as Wessex Youth Offending Team, is always developed through engagement with Gallery exhibitions. John Hansard Gallery was the first arts organisation in Hampshire to offer the Gold award, the first recipient of which was Carl Morgan, who first encountered the Gallery as part of an Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme in 2008.

For more information on our Education and Engagement programme, please contact:

Lynne Dick, Head of Programme, Engagement and Learning
023 8059 2160 /

Dianna Djokey, Communities Curator
023 8059 3731 /

Vanessa Rolf, Engagement Curator
023 8059 3731 /

Elspeth Williams, Engagement Curator
023 8059 3731 /