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Find out more about our current and past exhibitions through the ever-growing selection of films on our Channel page.
Ranging from artist and curator interviews to public talks and discussions, here you can discover new insights into our
exhibitions, from the perspective of those most closely involved. Our archive of films begins in 2005 and we will continue
to add these chronologically over the coming months.

 
Aura Satz: The Trembling Line

26 January 2016

An interview with artist Aura Satz and collaborators from her Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence scheme at University of Southampton, culminating in Satz's exhibition, The Trembling Line, at John Hansard.

 
KMA: Strange Attractors (The Anatomy of Dr Tulp)

10 November 2013

Over three nights in November 2013, Southampton's Guildhall Square was illuminated by 'Strange Attractors (The Anatomy of Dr Tulp)', a kinetic, interactive light and sound installation by artists KMA. This spectacular public artwork was organised by the John Hansard Gallery as part of Art at the Heart's autumn programme.

 
Transformism | Revital Cohen: Kingyo Kingdom

01 February 2013

A short preview of artist Revital Cohen's film, Kingyo Kingdom, currently part of the exhibition Transformism, developed in partnership with The Arts Catalyst.

 
Re-visiting Land Art: One -day Symposium

11 May 2013

Live streamed sessions from this one day symposium offer a chance to learn more about the rich art historical, conceptual and environmental contexts for Land Art practice. It was organised in conjunction with two major exhibitions taking place in Southampton over Summer 2013, which explore Land Art in its British and Anglo-American contexts.

 
Juneau Projects: Installation time-lapse

18 April 2013

See how it's done! A time lapse film of the exhibition installation of I am the Warrior at John Hansard Gallery Central.

 
Juneau Projects: I am the Warrior

04 April 2013

Artist duo Juneau Projects discuss I am the Warrior, the final exhibition at John Hansard Gallery Central. This collaborative project celebrates the value of creativity in its widest forms in a playful, ever-evolving display. Here, Juneau Projects reveal more about the project and take on us a tour of the preparation and plans that bring the Warrior to life.

 
Melanie Jackson and Revital Cohen: Transformism

28 February 2013

Transformism, developed in partnership with The Arts Catalyst, features new commissions by two artists, Melanie Jackson and Revital Cohen. Both artists created new works exploring their interests in how cultural archetypes and ideas interweave with science and technology to create new shapes, visual forms and structures, and here Jackson and Cohen discuss the exhibition with curator Nicola Triscott.

 
Jochem Hendricks

03 December 2012

German artist Jochem Hendricks (b. 1959) is known for his works that address complex moral and ethical issues. Here he discusses his exhibition at the John Hansard Gallery in 2012.

 
Rona Lee: That Oceanic Feeling

05 November 2012

British artist Rona Lee discusses her 2012 exhibition That Oceanic Feeling, which investigated our relationship to the deep sea - the most remote and inaccessible environment on the planet.

 
Hetain Patel: Love & Marriage

03 October 2012

Artist Hetain Patel talks about his exhibition at John Hansard Gallery Central, which explored domestic ideas around the subject of love and marriage through interviews with members of Southampton's British Indian community and his own family.

 
Quarantania: Neha Choksi, Eva Kotátková, Taus Makhacheva

22 May 2012

Curator David Thorp in conversation with the artists for the launch of Quarantania, 2012. This exhibition narrated these artists' personal lives and their social environments in poetic and psychological terms.

 
Charlotte Posenenske (extract)

25 February 2011

Dr Burkhard Brunn discusses the work of Charlotte Posenenske (1930-1985), one of the key German artists of the 1960s, whose work heralded the development of minimalism. This exhibition of her work was conceived especially for the John Hansard Gallery in collaboration with the executor of the artist's estate, Dr Brunn.

 
Ruth Maclennan: Anarcadia

19 November 2010

Artist Ruth Maclennan in conversation with Stephen Foster, Director, John Hansard Gallery about 'Anarcadia', a video projection and accompanying photo-series shot among the desert expanses of Kazakhstan. Exhibition co-commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella.

 
Caroline Bergvall: Middling English

09 September 2010

Caroline Bergvall is a French-Norwegian artist based in the UK. Here she discusses her exhibition Middling English with Stephen Foster, Director, John Hansard Gallery. Middling English explores some of the pleasures and complexities of language use, in and through writing.

 
Kit Hammonds: Ground Level

08 September 2010

Kit Hammonds, winner of the 2010 Hayward Touring Curatorial Open, discusses the exhibition Ground Level with Stephen Foster, DIrector, John Hansard Gallery. Ground Level explored how contemporary art practice, mapping and cartography collide.

 
Laura Hensser: City Portraits

29 July 2010

July 2010 saw the launch of City Portraits, a major new public artwork organised in association with John Hansard Gallery, artist Laura Hensser and Paul Sweetman, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Southampton.

 
Juan Bolivar: Dawnbreakers

07 February 2010

Curator Juan Bolivar in conversation about Dawnbreakers, an exhibition that brought together over twenty artists of mixed disciplines, set against the millennial moment in history. How do we negotiate the heritage and tradition of 'the artist's hand' within an unfolding new age?

 
Dark Places: Neal White, Steve Rowell, Steve Beard and Victoria Halford

24 November 2009

Artists Neal White, Steve Rowell, Steve Beard and Victoria Halford in conversation with John Hansard Gallery Director, Stephen Foster on 'Dark Places', an exhibition themed on the uncovering of sites of secrecy and technology across Britain.

 
Zineb Sedira: Seafaring

17 September 2009

London-based artist Zineb Sedira has risen to international prominence through her evocative film and photographic works, often featuring the stunning land and seascapes of North Africa and the Mediterranean. Here she is filmed in conversation with Stephen Foster, Director, John Hansard Gallery about her 2009 exhibition Seafaring.

 
Tim Brennan: English Anxieties

07 July 2009

British artist Tim Brennan in conversation with Gallery Director Stephen Foster. Here they discuss Brennan’s 2009 encounter with the Mass Observation archive, resulting in an artist’s book, vinyl drawings, original archival material and the re-working of a fascinating account by British explorer and archaeologist T.C. Lethbridge of a concealed enemy presence in Cambridgeshire.

 
Ilaria Gianni: Desiring Necessities

02 May 2009

Curator Ilaria Gianni in conversation with Gallery Director Stephen Foster about Desiring Necessities, 2009, an exhibition that presented twelve emerging international artists who explore past iconic moments in culture. The artists within Desiring Necessities test the strength and relevance of a desire to ‘live the original’, exploring re-enactment, appropriation and irony, and blurring fact with fiction.

 
North + South

05 July 2007

In July 2007, Stephen Foster (John Hansard Gallery) Les Buckingham (Millais Gallery) and Tim Craven (Southampton City Art Gallery) were filmed in conversation at Southampton City Art Gallery about their involvement in North + South, a collaborative project staged at six exhibition locations at the northern and southernmost ends of England, exploring the notion of 'Englishness'.

 
David Ward: Slow Time

24 November 2008

Slow Time presented a selection of over 100 works by British artist David Ward (b. 1951), made over the last forty years. Ward is most widely known for his photographic and light works of the 1980s, performances later in that decade and architecturally-related works using light, glass and sound from the 1990s to the present. Here he is in conversation with Gallery Director Stephen Foster.

 
Jay Bolotin: The Jackleg Testament

16 September 2008

The Jackleg Testament Part I: Jack & Eve is a one-of-a-kind motion picture derived from the crisply styled woodcuts of Kentucky-born Jay Bolotin. Bolotin’s world is meticulously and vividly realised, an evocative hybrid of German expressionism, Brueghel and medieval religious imagery. Here he is in conversation with Gallery Director Stephen Foster.

 
Juan Bolivar: Geometry Wars

01 July 2008

Venezuelan-born, UK-based artist Juan Bolivar in conversation with John Hansard Gallery Director Stephen Foster about his 2008 exhibition 'Geometry wars', a body of paintings that playfully exist somewhere between abstraction and the recognisable world, that hint both at humour and tragedy.

 
North + South

05 July 2007

In July 2007, Stephen Foster (John Hansard Gallery) Les Buckingham (Millais Gallery) and Tim Craven (Southampton City Art Gallery) were filmed in conversation at Southampton City Art Gallery about their involvement in North + South, a collaborative project staged at six exhibition locations at the northern and southernmost ends of England, exploring the notion of 'Englishness'.

 
British Art Show 8 Artist Talk: Mikhail Karikis

03 November 2016

Artist Mikhail Karikis delivers a talk for British Art Show 8 in Southampton at John Hansard Gallery, 27 October 2016.