John Hansard Gallery

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John Hansard Gallery
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New John Hansard Gallery
John Hansard Gallery is located in Southampton
John Hansard Gallery
John Hansard Gallery
Location in Southampton
Address142-144 Above Bar St
Coordinates50°54′28″N 1°24′16″W / 50.9078321°N 1.4045241°W / 50.9078321; -1.4045241Coordinates: 50°54′28″N 1°24′16″W / 50.9078321°N 1.4045241°W / 50.9078321; -1.4045241
OwnerUniversity of Southampton
TypeArt Gallery
Genre(s)Contemporary art
Original location

The John Hansard Gallery is a contemporary visual art gallery and part of the University of Southampton.


The John Hansard Building was originally located in building 50 in the University of Southampton building coding scheme. It was built in 1959 and was originally designed to house a tidal model of the Solent.[1] The architect was Ronald Sims.[2] The building was converted to gallery use in 1979-1980.


In 2018 the gallery moved to a new location in the centre of Southampton, opposite Guildhall Square, as part of a new arts complex.[3] The new gallery opened on 12 May.[4]


Previous exhibitions have included "Panacea", an artist's collaboration between Michael Pinsky and Walker & Bromwich; "There Where You Are Not" by Alec Finlay, Jeremy Millar, and Guy Moreton; "Lines in the Sand" by Joan Jonas; and "20 Million Mexicans Can't be Wrong" with Francis Alÿs and Santiago Sierra.

From 11 February to 31 March 2012, the gallery hosted an art exhibition of new cutting edge 3d technology by designer David Cotterrell. David is an installation artist and launched this new exhibition entitled 'Monsters of the Id.' using a new 3d technique of creating art work. This interprets his experiences through image manipulation, staging, CGI, 3D scanning, 3D printing and new projection techniques.[5]

The opening exhibition in the new building consisted of works by Gerhard Richter, followed by "Time after Time", curated by Stephen Foster, gallery director.[6]


  1. ^ John Hansard Gallery, About Us
  2. ^ "John Hansard Gallery | Open Data Service | University of Southampton".
  3. ^ "About Us". John Hansard Gallery. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ "The celebrated Gerhard Richter creations on show now at John Hansard Gallery". Daily Echo. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  5. ^ "New Art Installation Powered by 3D Scanning Data". Inition. 23 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Exhibitions". John Hansard Gallery. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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