Artists ask questions about places in Portsmouth

A photo from the Pride of Place Exhibition
A photo from the Pride of Place Exhibition
Pupils from Cliffdale Primary Academy

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WHAT do you think of when you think of Portsmouth? Do you have a favourite sunbathing spot or a preferred kebab shop? Is Fratton the new Southsea? How many starlings and Portsmouth Football Club shirts have you seen today?

These are questions being asked by artists Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, from the Caravan Gallery who are behind The Pride of Place Project.

They are interested in exploring people’s relationship to places from a psychogeographical viewpoint, curious to know how places evolve and how they make people feel and behave.

Portsmouth : The People’s Perspective will feature a selection of photos they have taken on their travels around the UK with a particular focus on Portsmouth. The rest of the exhibition will rely on contributions from the public – in other words, you.

Go for a walk, take some photos, collect things. An entire wall will be set aside for your observations. Come along and complete an unusually entertaining Portsmouth survey, make a postcard or souvenir, record a video portrait, add something to the map.

Space gallery at the University of Portsmouth will become a centre for urban exploration for a month, an alternative visitor information centre.

The free exhibition starts on Monday and runs for a month, open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.