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Aspex Gallery

42 The Vulcan Gunwharf Quays | The Vulcan Building, Portsmouth PO1 3BF, England
+44 23 9277 8080
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I thought this was an Art gallery?

Went into this gallery with high expectations. It was a nice looking building and friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
southernwally
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Here At Last!

Been meaning to get here for some time. It's tucked away in gunwarf so you have to go and find it... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
tezpil
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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 inspiring participation programme, or simply relax in the calm environment of our Cafe Bar, run by social enterprise Lily & Lime LD. We've also got a range of great gifts in our Craft & Design Space! Open from 11am - 4pm, Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays. Monday & Tuesday we welcome group visits by prior arrangement.
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4 Aug 2017
“Here At Last!”
3 Jun 2017
“Small but perfectly formed”
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42 The Vulcan Gunwharf Quays | The Vulcan Building, Portsmouth PO1 3BF, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

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

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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.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Nice coffee and savoury snacks or cake. Is often open when it looks shut! They have recently added a couple of outdoor tables and chairs.

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aspexportsmouth, Public Relations Manager at Aspex Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you come back soon!

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

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

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

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

Thank Cam H
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Rachael H
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