Founded in 2019 the Yellow Edge Gallery is one of Hampshire’s newest contemporary art galleries. It is not a commercial gallery, but instead was set up to provide artists with a space of their own to exhibit, discuss, engage and share their work with an audience.
The Gallery is named after the painting ‘Yellow Edge’ by the American artist Barnett Newman (1905 – 1970). Newman is considered to be one of the major figures of abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the colour-field painters.
Yellow Edge was completed by Newman in 1968 approximately two years before his death in 1970. It was never exhibited in his lifetime. This is the only painting where Newman covered almost the entire surface in dense black; it is also unusual because he placed the vibrant yellow vertical “zip” at the right edge of the canvas. The painting is acrylic on canvas it is 238 x 193 cm in size and is considered to be his last work.
The Gallery aims to specialise in modern and contemporary works and showcase emerging artists working in a variety of media. Its mission is to exhibit contemporary works by practicing artists, promoting and strengthening the community of artists, and fostering new relationships with fellow artists.
The Gallery has a strong community ethos and aims to showcase, support, inform, inspire, stimulate, nurture and encourage enjoyment of contemporary art. We believe we can achieve this through a stimulating programme of exhibitions, talks and events typically designed to support, promote and strengthen a community of artists as well as facilitating and building relationships between artists and audiences.
The Gallery is supported by artist members and by a programme of exhibitions and events. As a collaborative gallery we are especially keen to build relationships with existing galleries, practising artists, students, schools, colleges and art groups. Our talks and lectures relate to exhibitions along with a variety of other subjects and are delivered by curators, guest lecturers, academics, artists, architects, scientists and writers.
Details of the layout and how to hire
The Gallery comprises of a street level multi purpose physical space for a wide range of artistic activities and offers the opportunity for members to develop their art practice through collaboration, networking and critiquing sessions. It comprises of two main rooms; room one offers 640 square feet of gallery space, room two, 160 square feet of studio workspace. In addition, there is a lobby area with two toilets and a small kitchen area, an external courtyard and external storage.
The Gallery is well situated at 107 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1LR. The main Gosport High Street is approximately half a mile away with the pedestrian ferry to Portsmouth a further 5 minutes away. There is a large, 48 bay, free car park at the rear of the Gallery at 103 Jamaica Place, PO12 1LR and the Gallery is on the direct bus routes from, Fareham, Lee-on-the-Solent and Gosport harbour.
During exhibitions the Gallery will be open 7 days a week at the following times:
Monday to Friday 11:00 – 15:00
Saturday and Sunday 12.00 – 17.00
Viewing can be organised by arrangement outside of these times.
- Yellow Edge Gallery, 107 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1LR
- Tel: 07976 721729
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