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What's hiding in the Studio?
What's hiding in the Studio?

Wed, 25 Sept


Banqueting Hall, Tudor House & Garden

What's hiding in the Studio?

Join artist Ben Johnson for September's illustrated talk.

Time & Location

25 Sept 2024, 10:30 – 11:30 BST

Banqueting Hall, Tudor House & Garden, Bugle St, Southampton SO14 2AD, UK

About the event

"We go into a gallery and we see the paintings on a wall. We see the name and the material, but how did it come to be there? Why did somebody spend their life inside a studio, not knowing who would see their work and perhaps not knowing why they were making it? Day after day, hour after hour, not just questioning their craft but maybe in a ceremony of exorcism, questioning who they are, where did they come from, what they can remember and what has been hidden? A painting is a byproduct of this questioning."

Ben Johnson is a London-based painter, born in Llandudno, Wales. He specialises in paintings of architectural spaces and large-scale, ultra-detailed cityscapes. Southampton City Art Gallery hosted a retrospective of his works in 2015. We're delighted to welcome him as a guest speaker.


About the event:

  • We're meeting in the Banqueting Hall at Tudor House
  • Everyone's welcome - you don't have to be a member to come to our talks!
  • Register for email notifications about this event by clicking the Register button.
  • Individual admission is £4.00 for FoSMAG members and students,  £6.00 for other non-members.
  • Please be ready to pay in cash or by chip+pin card payment at the door.

Image: Studio photograph © Ben Johnson.

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