A Right Fine Mess


Opening Friday 4th May 2012 18:00 – 20:00 at The Bargate Monument Gallery, Castle Vault and the Undercroft. Exhibitions continue until 20th May.

You are invited to experience the latest exhibition at the Bargate Monument Gallery: A RIGHT FINE MESS – presenting new works by emerging young artists from Southampton Solent University’s Fine Art course.

A RIGHT FINE MESS is a group exhibition that celebrates ‘new artists’ and their investigations into the creative process, learning about themselves as artists and acknowledging the fact that they are still in a ‘messy’ or experimental stage of their careers.

It is an exciting opportunity to discover this cohort of new artistic talent, explore their thought provoking and challenging world and observe what it is to be a young artist experimenting with visual language in 2012.  The exhibition is a declaration, a statement of where they are at! Their creative collection of video, paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations presented in this exhibition are a snapshot of our collective progression… and are quite rightly fine

A RIGHT FINE MESS is a group exhibition formed by the second year Fine Art students of Southampton Solent University, as the final outcome to their ‘professional development unit’.

This unit enables the undergraduates to actively learn from the process of creating an exhibition, allowing them to exhibit as artists and take a role in organising the exhibition, stepping out of the educational institution and transforming themselves into young emerging artists.”– Daniel Crow (Director of ‘a space’)

We encourage you to visit the Bargate Monument Gallery exhibition and enjoy the eclectic mix of themes and practices before delving into two of Southampton’s medieval Vaults to encounter an atmospheric collection of a more dark and mysterious nature.

Opening hours: 12:00 – 17:00 Monday – Sunday

Bargate Monument Gallery, High Street, Southampton, SO14 1HF

Castle Vault – Eastern Esplanade, Southampton

The Undercroft – Simmnel Street, Southampton

Maps available from the Bargate Monument Gallery of the other locations.