Home Is Where The Art Is at Strong Island

A shot of the Home is Where the Art Is exhibtion. Picture by Paul Gonella/Strong Island
A shot of the Home is Where the Art Is exhibtion. Picture by Paul Gonella/Strong Island
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With a great new exhibition looking at the history of children’s television at Portsmouth City Museum, a group of artists have put their own slant on another slice of telly-related nostalgia.

Now running at the Strong Island shop in Highland Road, Southsea, is an exhibition put together by Aled Lewis, dubbed Home is Where The Art Is.

As Aled explains: ‘The idea behind the show really is that it was my first gallery show back in the city where I was born after having lived and worked in London for the past 10 years.

‘I’m really excited to see how Southsea is developing and it is increasingly an attractive place for creatives to visit and settle.

‘I worked with Refined Galleries to assemble some of the UK’s top illustrators and artists to create a group collection of work based on the theme of British comedy and we are showcasing a selection of work from that group alongside a collection of my work and a few new Portsmouth-based pieces.’

Other featured artists include Rose Stallard, Mark Ward, Toby Triumph, Toby Leigh, Dave Brown, Emily Forgot, Laura Gee, Paul Thurlby, Lobulo, Jess Wilson, Rexbox, Rob Flowers and Robert Ball.

Since moving to London in 2005 to study graphic design, Aled has been busy making a name for himself with work often inspired by his love of pop culture, including video games, comics, film and TV and has gained him fans such as actors Sam Neill, Michael Rooker and Simon Pegg.

The exhibition runs until November 5. See more and buy prints at refinedgalleries.com and aledlewis.com