Conversation Station returns for the JHG Sampler @ Studio 144. Visitors to the Gallery will be invited to build a shelter and enter into conversation about “what you would like your Gallery to be”. These conversations will be recorded as a public consultation and used to inform John Hansard Gallery’s future programme.
We are happy to announce that we have been appointed as Researchers/Curators for K6 Gallery. We will be archiving the work of the late Des Francis, an activist and amateur photographer who lived in Southampton. Alongside Des’ family, we will collect oral histories, imagery and stories to form an exhibition of his work.
A South African of Indian heritage, Des Francis was a prominent campaigner against apartheid which led to his imprisonment as a political prisoner before he moved to Zambia to work as a teacher. Eventually settling in Southampton where he worked as a much-loved teacher for many years before his death in 2013. An ardent activist, Des had a strong creative streak, he took thousands of photographs and made annotated collages throughout his lifetime.