Studio 144, June 2016. © Thierry Bal
John Hansard Gallery are getting excited about the move in Spring 207 to our new location in Southampton’s Guildhall Square, marking our long-awaited purpose-built, city centre gallery space as part of a brand new arts complex for Southampton.
As part of Studio 144
, the new complex will provide a stunning visitor attraction at the heart of Southampton’s thriving cultural quarter of museums, galleries, theatres and music venues, situated around Guildhall Square. As well as John Hansard Gallery, Studio 144 will also be home to Southampton’s leading producing theatre company, NST, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
, alongside City Eye
, Southampton’s inspirational supporter of film culture. The complex is part of a wider development on Southampton’s Guildhall Square, which also features residential properties and a variety of restaurants and cafes. Side-by-side in the new arts complex, John Hansard Gallery, Nuffield and City Eye will present world-class art exhibitions, inspirational performances, outstanding resources for film-makers and creative events for all ages, each venue contributing to extending the range and quality of arts and culture in the city.
Glenn Howells Architects
have led the design of our fantastic expanded, state of the art gallery spaces. These will sit alongside two new theatres, rehearsal and workshop spaces, film production and education facilities, to create a cultural and creative hub that will be the catalyst for a new kind of social space in the city. Studio 144 will create an environment that moves, entertains and inspires people of all ages, pairing local roots with global ambition. It will act as a magnet for people across the city, region and beyond who are seeking rich arts experiences and will provide a lively, creative ambience unique in Southampton.
Studio 144 is led by Southampton City Council and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, in partnership with Grosvenor Developments Limited
and University of Southampton.