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Current Exhibitions

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Solvitur Ambulando preview

EXHIBITION RUNS 9 DECEMBER - 11 FEBRUARY
PREVIEW 13 DECEMBER 6 - 8PM

Solvitur Ambulando  is a collaborative exhibition showcasing artwork from nine MA students displaying a variety of current research.

It is an eclectic overview of work giving insight into developing practice witin the postgraduate programme. 

  • Bernard Briant
  • Sarah Coe
  • Chloe Dudman
  • Mary Eynon
  • Sarah Luxford
  • Emma Martin
  • Pietra Morello
  • Rosalba Morello
  • Trudie Wilson

Creative Writing Workshops

25 January  2018 • 22 February 2018 • 3 May 2018
12.00 - 1.30pm

The Otter Gallery’s poet-in-residence Stephanie Norgate hosts regular creative writing workshops aimed at developing poems and other writings in response to exhibitions at the gallery.

Stephanie is an Emeritus Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. Stephanie's poetry collections include The Blue Den (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) and Hidden River (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), which was shortlisted for the Forward First Collection Prize and Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize.

She convened the international Poetry and Voice conference in 2010 and her plays have been broadcast on Radio 4. Her 90-minute sessions take place within the gallery itself, taking inspiration from the exhibitions.

They are open to beginners or those with experience. Sessions are free and are open to members of the public as well as staff and students of the University of Chichester.


On the Streets of Athens: Art, Protest, Political Crisis

17th February -15th April 2018

This exhibition is based upon the observations of its two curators, Dick Ellis and Hugo Frey, who visited Athens regularly from 2010 onwards, and walked the city’s streets and talked to its residents. What struck Hugo and Dick was the turmoil: in terms of shop and business closures, rough sleeping, strikes and protests (including rioting). A key sign of these changes was the way in which graffiti became increasingly prominent, often smothering the walls and empty shop-fronts.
Dick and Hugo recorded their observations on camera, particularly the way graffiti evolved in overlapping waves: tagging; political dissent; street art; international solidarity, and support for refugees. The streets of Athens became a palimpsest of overlaid, inter-related graffiti, and this exhibition seeks to reflect these engagements, and their sometimes breath-taking results, as austerity Athens became and still is the most exciting city in the world for graffiti artists.


These talks are free of charge and  are usually very popular so please email gallery@chi.ac.uk to reserve a place or phone 01243 816098