Patron's Gift | Christmas 2019 at Aspex

Aspex is delighted to announce their 2019 Festive Commission created by Titchfield-based florist Smell the Roses.

Christmas has arrived at Aspex!

The stunning floral installation, comprising six hanging natural ‘chandeliers’ made of foliage and dried flowers, occupies the gallery’s Main Entrance in the Grade II listed Vulcan Building at Gunwharf Quays.

Lula Flack owner of Smell the Roses said:

“I think it’s wonderful that we get so much joy out of the gifts that nature gives us, and we have done for centuries. This particular gift celebrates the festive season, whilst also highlighting the beauty of the naval building. Excitingly, all elements of the commission will be re-used by the gallery during workshops and other events and activities - meaning it will be cherished for months to come.”

The 2019 Festive Commission is a gift from the Aspex Patrons, a group of individuals who generously support and celebrate the work of the gallery, which has been providing creative and educational opportunities in Portsmouth since 1981.

For a single donation, from as little as £250 a year, an Aspex Patron supports the gallery in delivering an ambitious and accessible programme of exhibitions, projects and workshops, supporting emerging artists and work with local communities.
Joanne Bushnell, Director of Aspex, said:

“Aspex Patrons enjoy a special relationship with our team and we thank them for this creative festive commission. Through the support of the Patrons, we are able to make a really positive impact in Portsmouth and beyond. Their support provides opportunities for emerging artists, particularly through Emergency, and our learning programme which engages over 6,000 people per year, providing activities for a broad range of ages and groups including families, schools, children with special educational needs and people with dementia.”

To find out more about the gallery’s Patron Scheme, Click Here

To discover more about Hampshire based florist Smell the Roses UK, Click Here