Creatives invite art lovers to enjoy an ‘exhilarating’ and ‘exciting’ summer exhibition at Portsmouth Cathedral as a society celebrates its 112th year

ARTISTS are showcasing their work in the grand setting of Portsmouth Cathedral after an exhibition launched this weekend.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 4:24 pm

This year, creatives from the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society are celebrating their group’s 112th anniversary.

Members opened their annual summer exhibition on Sunday, displaying a range of fine art in a variety of mediums and styles.

Irene Strange, a member of the society, has six acrylic paintings in the show.

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Commitee members, Sue Jones, Irene Strange, Peter Coote, Pauline Fleming and Eileen Brookes at the Art exhibition at Portsmouth Cathedral.Picture: Habibur Rahman

She said: ‘The opening went splendidly.

‘There are nearly 400 pieces of work - work in oils, watercolours, in all textures. There are some superb portraits.

‘We invite everyone to come along - it’s a most exhilarating, exciting exhibition.’

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Irene Strange at the art exhibition. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The show will run until August 11.

Irene added: ‘Southsea Gallery chose their favourite picture, a painting of South Parade pier, and the White Dog Gallery chose a big cloudscape, magnificent pieces.

‘Despite the fact that we were unable to have an exhibition last year, I think that the calibre of works this year exceeds all expectations.’

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Sue Jones with her art work. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Irene Strange and her PA. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Irene Strange with her art work. Picture: Habibur Rahman