5th August until 14th November 2004 - open to the public Friday, Saturday
Opening night Thursday 5th August 2004
Media opening (Invitation only) 4pm - 7pm - meet the artists, photo opportunities
Public private view (Invitation only) 7 - 10 pm
The artvaults are set to feature works from six contemporary artists exhibited
within five separate
Vault 1 -
Predrag Pajdic & Rachel Wilberforce present ‘garden’,
An exploration of interplay between the external nature of reality and
internal states of mind, through simultaneous plant installation, large-scale
video / slide projection and audio. ‘A journey of moving light &
sound’ – Predrag Pajdic – experience the wonder of an
Vault 2 -
King John’s Palace
A range of fine art & theatrical performances including works by Lance
Benham, Victoria Melody, the Gantry youth theatre & the Sarah Siddons
fan club. A programme of free flowing events and performances. Keep in
touch for up to date details on these performances.
Vault 3 -
The Weigh House
Large-scale sculptural work by Richard Farrington and painted installations
by Michelle Aburrow.
Richard Farrington’s love of everyday sculptural forms is shown
here in a new interactive work that will not just engage, but demand that
you play air piano.
Aburrow seeks to inspire memories of locations once visited, places that
set you free. Share the experience as you search for her works.
Vault 4 -
Sculptural installations by Sarah Misselbrook.
Works sourced from her own body that explore obsessive bodily purification
and the resulting conflicts between the sensual & skeletal.. Come
and examine these life-sized casts for yourself and gain the sense of
vulnerability in this magnificent setting.
Vault 5 - 94 The High Street
Ultra violet light sculptures by Dena Martin.
The works feature manipulated, controlled and creative environments which
though inactive are yet wonder filled. Come and see this beautiful fusion
of chaos and light.
information regarding all of the exhibiting artists and images are available
“The full artvaults tour can be experienced this summer. With maps
available that will guide you around the old town area of Southampton,
informing you about all of the works of art exhibited & explaining
important elements in regard to the historical significance of the vaults
themselves. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes to walk & leaves
you with a real sense of artistic discovery & historical understanding”
> Daniel Crow a space.
a space +
medieval vaults = artvaults
The intention of the artvaults project, is to create symbiotic relationships
between contemporary artistic practices & the historical medieval
vaults. Allowing the public to view art & history together, in fantastic
alternative exhibition spaces. The quality of the art exhibited, and the
atmosphere of these unique spaces is sure to attract both the art lover
and tourist alike, from all corners of England and with the help of the
web, the world.
hard work and dedication the team at a space have gained support from
Southampton City Council, Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council
and a host of businesses in the community in particular, WorksUnit, our
website sponsor and artvaults partners.
Background information – a space contemporary arts
The arts organisation a space (aspace4.com) represents, encourages &
supports the work of emerging artistic talents. Helping to develop their
careers by giving them platforms upon which to exhibit their own work
and specific talents.
information – The vaults of Southampton
The vaults have stood in some cases for over eight hundred years, and
were used to store all manner of imported goods including Wine. In particular
Castle Vault, once owned by royalty, is now the only remaining part of
the castle that once dominated the old town.
Due to their age, access to some of the sites is limited. We have always
had the desire to make this project fully inclusive. Through a partnership
with WorksUnit www.worksunit.com a cutting edge, marketing communications
agency we have been able to achieve the highest possible level of accessibility.
WorksUnit are so enthusiastic about this project, the implications for
Southampton and the community at large they have generously created www.artvaults.com.
The site contains their self-built software, Workseye & Worksview,
not only allowing the project to be viewed globally but also by those
who would not otherwise be able to access the vaults themselves.
For any further information, questions and images for publication please
contact Daniel, Ben or Jackie
9 - 11 Old Northam Rd, Southampton, SO14 ONZ, United Kingdom
t: 00 (44) 023 80 338 778
m: 07780 60 22 30 (outside office hours)
32 Queens Terrace, Southampton, SO14 3BQ, United Kingdom