Created Local – Hannah Rhodes

Created Local – Hannah Rhodes

To celebrate the inaugural Pulse Fringe Festival in June 2011, in association with Southsea Food Festival and Portsmouth Festivities, Aspex commissioned Hannah Rhodes to create portraits of regulars in pubs around Southsea. Hannah graduated from the Arts University College at Bournemouth with a BA in Visual Communication, and now specialises in illustration and graphic design.

EDIT: The display has actually been taken down now, but hannah has informed us that the beer mats will be distributed to pubs in the next couple of days. Keep your eyes out and send us a photo of your drink and and a beer mat if your lucky enough to get one.

Over the course of a day Hannah visited several pubs in Southsea and got into conversation with their regulars, capturing images and quotes that she then transferred onto a beer mat format. The beer mats will be printed and distributed to pubs in the Southsea area, for people to use as they were always intended, or to take away as miniature artworks. To promote the project a display of enlarged versions of Hannah’s artwork has been put together in one of Debenhams’ shop windows on Osborne Road in Southsea for the next two weeks.

  1. Paul Gonella

    29 June

    Amazing project, loving the subject and the way it is being displayed.

    P.S. I saw Mollie at the bar the other week

  2. Ben Mills

    29 June

    Can’t wait to get down there and have a look at this. I bet I know most of them!

  3. Daniel Tidbury

    29 June

    Excellent illustrative style – can I get her details…?

  4. claire sambrook

    29 June

    yes wonderful project. It stood out for me a couple of weeks back. Must check out the display

  5. Yvonne

    29 June

    Great work. I googled her, and found the webpage:

  6. E. Keith Owens

    3 July

    This year it is around Southsea providing snapshots of art and entertainment around the delicious Food Festival.New Theatre Royal are collaborating with Portsmouth High School to present a day of fun for all the family. Steve Pitt from The Cellars at Eastney will be running a bandstand of local acts in the Palmerston Road area on both the Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June at 11am-4pm and Aspex have commissioned Hannah Rhodes to create portraits of regulars in pubs around Southsea in celebration of PULSE.

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