The Guide Award 2019 nominations

The Guide Award 2019 nominations

04 December, 2019

We are proud to announce that we have been nominated by The Guide Award 2019 for the Best Event.

Every year we work hard to put on amazing cultural events for all of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, and this year was our biggest anniversary to date, as we celebrated our 20th year in the city! Throughout the annual ten day festival we engage with thousands of the public each year and will be back in 2020 with lots more art and cultural events to take part in.

Not only have we been nominated but two other events that took place in the festival have also been put forward for the Best Artist award.

Collaborative duo Sharon Bennett and Dan McDermott produced an engaging participatory installation Twenty Years to mark Portsmouth Festivities’ anniversary. The work invited visitors to Aspex’s artist studio, to image the future, exploring visions for 2039, while reflecting on life locally and internationally since 1999.

Clarke Reynolds used the traumatic experience of losing his sight, as the impetus to develop his art practice and reach out to the wider community. His project Eye Sea Squares for Portsmouth Festivities reached hundreds of participants, particularly local school children. 2019 was also the year of his first solo exhibition Seeing Without Seeing at Gosport’s new gallery space Yellow Edge.

To nominate us for one of the three nominated events please click here

Voting closes at midnight 29 December 2019 and the announcements will be made at the ceremony on 27 January 2020 at the Kings Theatre, Southsea.

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