A group of talented artists from Southsea have created a Mini Art Trail taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2023 between 11am and 5pm showcasing a range of beautiful and affordable artworks
“The last Portsmouth Art Trail was in 2019 so we’ve been looking forward to launching this one at the weekend. ” said Lynn Nicholls (aka Southsea Mudlark ceramics). Speaking of the wknd, she said, “I love doing local events and the Southsea Art Trail has such a special feel. I’ll be showing some new work as well as familiar favourites.”
Over 20 amazing artists all living and working within a 10-minute walk of each other make this an easy and walkable trail to visit artist’s homes and studios. A variety of work is on view and for sale from printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and painting.
Chatting to Nusye from Southsea Eyes, she said, “It is exhilarating to be invited to participate in the Southsea Mini Art Trail 2023 – A remarkable platform that not only showcase talent but also forges a supportive artistic community. I’d like to encourage people to amplify the voices of emerging artists and help them shine.
Speaking of the event, Nusye said, “With short walking distances between each open house, the art trail offers a hassle-free way to immerse yourself in an array of artistic impressions. It does however spare you the complications of travel logistics!”
Councillor Steve Pitt, leader of the council with responsibility for culture, said: “It’s great to see the art trail happening this year. I look forward to visiting the artists and finding out more about their work. Portsmouth is a city full of creativity, and events such as this shine a light on our amazing creatives.”
The Trail will take place in 7 venues within Albert Rd, Gains Rd, Waverley Rd and St Ronan’s Rd in Southsea including the Corner Collective on Albert Road which is planning to open all wknd 11am until 4pm.
Having new work on display at the Corner Collective is exciting. The only times I have seen special work made have been either the Christmas show which always has a huge buzz about it or the ‘Look Up Portsmouth’ festival in September which had a great selection of new prints, exclusive artwork and apparel to buy!
Pop by the Corner Collective on your way to the trail which is all a close distance to each other to see the resident artist’s work including Roo Abrook, Mook Loves You, Fark FK and Pogo Stencils. Berk will be making new pieces with his 80’s style of spray paint on glass that has created quite a stir in the gallery these last few weeks!
Another site to look out for is Ian Parmiter Antiques opening his doors. He has a great eclectic taste in antiques and interiors and is also a well-loved local artist who has had recent exhibitions in 2022.
Please see below for the details of the roads and artists involved.