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Library Exhibitions and Events: Current and future exhibitions and events

The University of Southampton Library offers a varied programme of events and exhibition across its sites.

Welcome to the Library's exhibitions and events page

Find out about our current and upcoming exhibitions and events, which will be taking place in one or more of our gallery spaces at the Hartley Library, the National Oceanographic Library and the Winchester School of Art Library

What's on

Scroll through the gallery below to explore events and exhibitions currently taking place.

Tuesday 30th January 2024  - Saturday 16th March 2024

Paint Outs, Cut Outs, Tear Up Erasures by Daniel Lehan

Daniel is an an alumni of the UoS. He is exhibiting a number of texts that he has erased through the covering up or removal of words and sometimes images. He has then created texts which alter the sense, meaning and sometimes the subject of the source material.

Photo by Daniel Lehan: An erased page from RSPB Book of Birds 

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Future exhibitions and events

Scroll through the gallery below to explore our upcoming events and exhibitions.

Friday 15th March 2024 - Saturday 16th March 2024

Into the fold : Winchester School of Art Artists' Book and Zine Fair

Into the Fold will feature artist book and zine makers from across the UK including WSA students, staff and local artists.  Over the two days there will be tours of the Artists' Book Collection at WSA Library, printmaking activities, an exhibition and performative event.

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Monday 22nd April 2024 - Friday 31st May 2024

Celebrating the Turner Sims

To mark the fiftieth  anniversary of the Turner Sims Concert Hall, we will display copies of images from the John Garfield Archive chronicling performances at the concert hall over two decades.

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Monday 1st July 2024  - Friday 6th September 2024

Transformation: Student Experience Directorate(SED) Summer Exhibition

An exciting display of artwork created by staff from the UoS Student Experience Directorate, telling us about their personal experiences of Transformation, either in the workplace or at home. A variety of mediums will be on display in the Level 4 Gallery in Hartley Library.


Past exhibitions

Explore some of our past exhibitions:

Wellington 40

Lost in Transit

Stroppy Objects

Windrush Legacy

Salt & Shaw: Taking a journey