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Arts & Exhibitions in Hampshire over September...

Animal magic

September 17 to November 6

‘Animals’ is a collection of pencil drawings from artist Robert Davies. Staggeringly life-like, the cows, sheep and pigs featured are rescue animals from The Farm Animal Sanctuary in Worcestershire. Each drawing includes names, personalities and histories, encouraging us to think about our relationship with animals.Winchester Discovery Centre. Tel. 01962 873603.


A Year at Gilbert White’s

September 3 to 20

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Enjoy the wonderful work of renowned watercolour artist Jan Harbon at Gilbert White’s House, Selborne. A superb collection of paintings inspired by Gilbert White and his glorious garden will be on display, as well as originals, prints, greeting cards and more. Why not watch Jan at work or chat to her about her successful career? The exhibition concludes Jan’s time as the Artist in Residence at the House. Tel. 01420 511275

Dark Tourism

Until September 10

Internationally acclaimed artists Jane and Louise Wilson are exhibiting a new body of artwork at the John Hansard Gallery Southampton. The exhibition consists of a series of photographic and sculptural works reflecting on notions of dark tourism and the passage of time. During the exhibition there will also be a talk by the artists on Saturday September 3. Tel. 02380 592158

Eastern threads

September 9 to 11

A superb display of Persian and Oriental rugs and carpets will be a major attraction at The Petersfield Antiques Fair at the Festival Hall, Petersfield. Collectors have an opportunity to discover the colourful and mysterious qualities of Eastern craftsmanship with names like Kilim, Yuruk, Gabbeh, Esfahan and Salor. Don’t miss your chance to acquire a rare antique of useful and lasting quality. Tel. 01213 085829


Teasing art

September 2 to October 2

The Spring, Havant will be showcasing a unique exhibition entitled Burlesque Art of Tease. Celebrating femininity in all its forms, the exhibition features a corset created for the Mills and Boon centenary, pin up portraits inspired by tattooing, subverted lingerie and intricately knitted underwear made from very fine wire. Tel. 02392 472700


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