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We’re delighted that LV21 features in Stitch Stories: Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art, the latest publication by the acclaimed textile artist, author and teacher Cas Holmes, whose textile work is often inspired by her life, the journeys she makes and people she meets. Read more

Earlier this month LV21 took part in the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. Using the event as a reference point, and taking inspiration from the worldwide amateur radio festival dedicated to the education and continued practice of radio and Morse code communication, Tom produced this Projection Mapping. The animations feature messages written in Morse code visualised by dots and dashes. The installation transformed LV21’s internal spaces and proved to be a highlight for many of our visitors. Read more

look about cultural olympiad

Look About is a two-year mapping and collecting project led by Portsmouth based artist/geologist Jon Adams in response to Accentuate and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the South East of England. This creatively driven, multilayered project weaves together science and art, digital and analogue, and Jon’s autobiographical experiences.
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We were excited to welcome Damo Suzuki (ex Can) on board LV21 on Saturday 24th September to perform a sell out gig promoted by TEA Concerts. The gig also featured Up C Down C (who were Damo’s ‘sound carriers‘ (backing band) for the night) and French Fire Engine. Tickets sold out fast and were first made available to LV21 ShipMates and TEA mailing list subscribers. We have more nights planned with some great bands lined up.

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The crew at LV21 are once again pleased to be supporting the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend taking place on 20-21 August. We are also excited to announce the installation of Siren Signal, a sound sculpture exhibition by artist Steve McPherson commissioned for the International Lighthouse Relay and the Folkestone Fringe.

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After receiving a high number of applications, artist’s network Figure Ground have selected 20 artists to take part in a mini residency onboard LV21. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, the artists will have the opportunity to create exciting and innovative work in response to the space. On 20th April from 12pm – 5pm the public are invited to come onboard to view the work made and join in the conversation.
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