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Celebrate Portsmouth’s visual culture

The University of Portsmouth is to hold a series of public lectures, celebrating the city’s rich visual culture.

There will be two lectures, known collectively as Postcards from Portsmouth, organised by the School of Art and Design, which will explore the city’s visual heritage and provide insight into some of its most striking imagery and architecture.

The first, ‘More than the Sum: Creative Collaborations in Portsmouth,’ which takes place on June 2, will feature Paul Gonella discussing the benefits of creative collaborations in the city. Paul is the director of Strong Island, a Portsmouth based business which is designed to promote, showcase and inform people about Portsmouth’s cultural scene.

The second will discuss the lively creative scene of 1960’s Portsmouth on June 6 in ‘The Sound of Art: The Art of Sound.’ Art teacher and music historian Dave Allen will explore the links and tensions between visual art and music at the time.

Head of the School of Art and Design, Michele-Anne Dauppe said: “We are really excited to be hosting this series of lectures, and we are lucky to have such an interesting line up of speakers who can all share some of their fascinating knowledge on Portsmouth’s rich historical and contemporary visual culture.”

Both lectures will take place in the University’s Eldon Building from 5.30-6.30pm. Register for your free tickets at


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