Aspex serves Portsmouth locals and visitors with opportunities to experience the most innovative and contemporary visual art, whilst supporting emerging artists, exposing and exploring the creative process, and engaging new audiences with visual arts.
The gallery, situated on the edge of Gunwharf Quays, features a shop, a café/bar, and spaces where workshops are regularly held for all ages. You can also buy a range of great gifts, crafts and greetings cards in the Aspex Craft & Design space.
Artists such as Mona Hatoum, Richard Wilson and Susan Collis, all internationally acclaimed, received support from Aspex at an early point in their careers. This work has continued with projects including Emergency, an open submission biennial exhibition, offering key opportunities for artist exposure and professional development.
Since relocating to the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth in 2006, the gallery has focused on finding ways to meaningfully engage its visitors by facilitating connections with artists and revealing the creative process. The participation programme provides activities for toddlers through to pensioners, and its work with children with Special Educational Needs and Autism has been described as exemplary.
Wednesdays: 11:00am — 4:00pm
Thursdays: 11:00am — 4:00pm
Fridays: 11:00am — 4:00pm
Saturdays: 11:00am — 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am — 4:00pm
Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3BF
Phone: 02392 778 080