So many shops and businesses are continuing to support local artists and designers on Albert Road. It really is so refreshing to see the explosion of creative talent in the city being fully embraced. The road has always celebrated an independent and community spirit which harnesses and promotes ‘local’.
Southsea Gallery has long been promoting this creativity and has a dedicated section in their gallery selling prints by locals. Recent additions include Ken Leung, Weaver, Jodie Silsby, Mark Persaud, Kate Cooke, Alex Ings, Kingsley Nebechi and our very own Tristan Savage. Loving the Salty Old Sea Dog by Kate Cooke. Many of these also took part in the Strong Island exhibition at the Round Tower back in April when nearly 6,000 people came through the doors.
Flo & Stan’s are also wonderful at highlighting and selling local artwork. From badges, necklaces, bags, clothes, prints, canvases to postcards, books and quirky vintage objects that every home should have. A new book of photographs by Irma Rose Pettitt has just gone on sale there along with gorgeous skull necklaces by Elle Sexton.
Wallspace Gallery has recently started selling Simon Whitcomb’s ‘Zombie’s in Southsea’ print.
Bonzo Studio is the new kid on the road and fully celebrating being part of a thriving creative scene by offering workshops in screen-printing, software and business development and also selling work by local artists and designers.
Thanks to all the traders on the road and of course not forgetting Parmiters, Bored, LJR’s, Garbo’s Salon, Head Hairdressing, Dead Man’s Glory, Bellamy’s Antiques and many more who also help promote artists and designers by collaborating, advertising, exhibiting and selling their work.
Below – Southsea Gallery
Below – Irma Rose Pettitt book at Flo & Stan’s.
Below – Elle Sexton necklace at Flo & Stan’s.
Below – Bonzo Studio