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Situated in an award-winning building on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, Aspex is Portsmouth's leading contemporary art gallery and provides a fantastic environment to take time out to discover innovative artists, try something new with an...more
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42 The Vulcan Gunwharf Quays | The Vulcan Building, Portsmouth PO1 3BF, England
Went into this gallery with high expectations. It was a nice looking building and friendly staff. The only thing missing was the art!! A few items stuck on the wall that were of dubious quality. (Empty box of Winslet Harriets mushroom risotto.) I left very...More
Been meaning to get here for some time. It's tucked away in gunwarf so you have to go and find it. There's an egg in the lock which is a clue to what's on at The Aspex Gallery. It's the Exbury Egg exhibition which is...More
Aspen occupies part of a restored historic building in a corner of Gunwharf Quay. This Saturday afternoon both its exhibition spaces and cafe were rather empty, in my opinion, undeservedly so. This was the last day of an exhibition of photographs and videos by Maya...More
aspexportsmouth, Public Relations Manager at Aspex Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017
Thank you for your support - and for your review! We hope you join us again soon.
We have been going to Gunwharf Quays for years but never noticed this gallery, tucked behind Loch Fyne restaurant. Then we saw it on our local BBC news, and so we called in. It's in the rather splendid Vulcan Building, and it's a pleasure to...More
Question: A hessian napkin with a stain and a book with a character cut out of the cover. What do these both have in common.
Answer: Aspex seem to think both are pieces of "art"
I visited this gallery with my partner, and when I...More
Wonderful clay work by local community groups thought provoking work and stories behind them.
lovely cafe with friendly staff, ordered coffee and was given home made shortbread to try.
the venue itself is very small so not suitable with younger children, they went through the...More
Went in with the family for a bite to eat...and spent a satisfying hour in a 3D drawing class! Very polite, beautifully presented food at a good price. Enjoyed soup, roll and the trimmings with the fam enjoying sandwiches. Superb gallery in grand building with...More
Visited Aspex yesterday. This was a follow up visit as I have visited a couple of times over the preceding 6 or 7 years. It is free to visit and see the art on display. Sad to say that we were very disappointed with the...More
Visited for the space workshop. Kids loved it with circus skills group (including trapeze) for them to try out, craft activities (making rockets, word searches, colouring etc), face painting and more.
Cafe on site where the coffee was delicious and other half could even have...More