The ICE Project: Photography
3 January - 16 February
An exhibition of original and creative photographs taken by young people aged 13 – 18 referred by Hampshire CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service).
The young people have been working with professional photographer Faye Phillips from In Focus over the Autumn term to learn a range of technical settings using DSLR cameras as well as new curatorial skills.
The young photographers have chosen the titles for their own individual collections and images.
From the young photographers: “We hope you enjoy the exhibition and it gives you a new perspective on mental health. We’d like this work to inspire you to look past someone’s ‘mental health’ and see that they are more than their label.”
This is part of The ICE Project, a partnership between Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to promote the use of arts and culture for positive emotional and psychological well-being and self-expression.
Mark Chamberlain: Peaceful Solitude - Alter Egos
25 February - 4 May
“Inspired by the work of Charlie Waite and Joel Tjintjelaar, Chamberlain’s latest work is a collection of long exposure images that capture the passage of time and movement in a single frame, alongside their antithesis, the unrelenting lines and shapes of today’s urban geometry.
His seascapes are breath-taking. His architecture, powerful. This is an exhibition you won’t want to miss.” Bailey Cooper, photogapher
BEFORE WARP AND WEFT
9 May - 13 July 2019
Sarah Waters is a textile artist with a passion for feltmaking that originates from her love of sheep. Living in the New Forest in southern England her work reflects her desire to connect with nature and the importance of sustainability. Earliest childhood memories are of collecting pieces of wool caught on fences and twisting into long threads. Sheep, wool and farming are in her blood.
Using both traditional and innovative techniques Sarah aims to show the diversity and qualities feltmaking can be taken to. Embracing British wool at its core she likes pushing the boundaries with her work, constantly using sketchbooks to draw from nature.
Feltmaking is considered the oldest know textile, predating woven and knitted fabrics. Felt is made from matted and compressed fibres using warmth, moisture and friction. It has amazing properties- a very good insulator, fire retardant and can even be used for sound proofing. Sarah takes her many of her inspirations from the world around her. Her 2019 touring exhibition entitled ‘Before Warp and Weft’ embodies the textures and feelings that fibres create.