Won’t Fade Away

Through development funding provided by Nuffield Southampton Theatres, we were commissioned by writer/director Troy Chessman to film and edit his theatre production ‘Won’t Fade Away’ and produce a 90 second trailer to support ongoing funding applications. ‘Won’t Fade Away’ is based on real events and retells the story of lifelong lovers, Robin and Sheila. It […]

Anya Lewin: More than Stories: A Film Trilogy

More than Stories is a trilogy of films inspired by Anya Lewin’s family photographs and stories, and their interconnections with screen history and public archives. Each film has at its heart the haunted memories of Jewish life embedded in a particular story passed down to Lewin by her father. ‘Fez: The Royal Scent’ (2019) has […]

The Shepherds Whistle Gallery Exhibition

The Shepherd’s Whistle centres around the artist’s fascination with top-secret maps of strategic cities worldwide that were created by Soviet intelligence during the Cold War, alongside an M-72 Soviet army motorbike and sidecar from 1957. These two highly symbolic elements are brought together to create a complex project that explores the socio-political environment of the […]

Love Letter

To mark the 90th anniversary of the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, a four minute film about the venue called ‘Love Letters’ has been released. The film is based on a poem spelling out the theatre’s name written by Dinos Aristidou who was writer in residence at the theatre in 2017/18.We worked with community filmmaking charity […]

Groove on Down the Road

Set in a fantastical urban world, ZooNation’s Groove On Down The Road tells the story of Dorothy and her adventures with Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion on their journey to Oz. The audience join Dorothy, complete with ruby sneakers, and friends in this hip-hop dance production as they follow the yellow brick road in […]

Edward Woodman Symposium

The symposium explored themes of visibility, ephemerality and cultural memory present in Edward Woodman’s photographs, which document the art and artists of a key era in British art. Expert speakers investigated shifting approaches to art documentation from 1979 to 1999 and the ways in which photographic records have shaped perceptions of history and the art […]

SÓNic Interventions

Musicians from SÓN, Southampton’s professional orchestra, present a series of evening events in response to ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter. Artistic Director and Conductor Robin Browning showcases a series of musical interventions which respond to the works on display in the Gallery spaces. Featuring music stretching from Bach to Anna Clyne, SÓN also introduce new works commissioned […]

Writers Workshop

In this workshop participants were asked to write brief responses to the works in Time After Time before compiling them into their own poem retrospective – pulling together and imagining memories of past exhibitions and ghost visitors. This event was led by John Hansard Gallery’s SO:Write Writer in Residence Iain Morrison, as part of the SO:To Speak Festival, 2-4 November […]

Time After Time Gallery Exhibition

Time After Time is curated by Stephen Foster (John Hansard Gallery’s Director 1987–2017) and reflects on the Gallery‘s history and programme. Since being founded in 1980, John Hansard Gallery was located on the University’s Highfield campus in a building that was originally designed to house a tidal model of the Solent basin. During this time, […]


The My Story project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, documented the history of the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton and resulted in the release of a interactive digital archive and the the above documentary film. This project was completed by community filmmaking charity City Eye who supported a group of young people to conduct and […]


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