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We’ve finally added galleries and information about TRANSPORTED!

Follow this link: TRANSPORTED to find out how the project went and see some of the wonderful art we hosted.

Friday 23rd October to Sunday 1st November 2015
Guildhall Square, Southampton, SO14 7LP

A series of installations and performances in shipping containers in central Southampton. This exciting large scale outdoor project, made possible in collaboration with Willbox and Williams Shipping, included a dramatic over-sized piece of temporary art; The Future Museum of Now, which transported visitors to the year 2525; a select programme of snug performances and theatre for small audiences and a unique exhibition charting the history of Williams Shipping and their part in the development of Southampton docks




dinosaur pic

element arts, in the form of Claudia Friend and Steph May, have been providing FREE summer workshops creating colourful prehistoric creations out of scrap and junk as part of Southampton City libraries Arts Award activities. The workshops were suitable for ages 4yrs and up.

Below are some photos of some of the amazing creations built in the workshops.



element arts has a new Facebook page here: facebook.com/elementartspage, please visit the page and click ‘like’ to keep up with our activities via Facebook.


element arts have been running a series of FREE workshops for younger artists at Southampton Libraries throughout the school summer break on the theme of the Summer Reading Challenge: Mythical Mazes .

Make your own dragon poster final       Junk dragon poster final

NB All actvities are free and for most you just drop-in during the times advertised.
For some events you will need to book/reserve a place at the library.
A refundable £1 deposit may also be payable when making the booking.
For more info please call 023 8083 3007 and ask to be transferred to the relevant library.

A gallery of snapdragons and the three big dragons below


element arts aim is to bring together and enable artists from all art forms to be in their ‘element” to discover or re discover new depths to their talent and creativity, and to be inspired by one another and their surroundings; for emerging artists to have a platform for their work and above all for the work to be shared with public audiences.


element arts is about ‘space’; space physically to evolve and create in, as well as philosophically to enable freedom – for artists to make connections with one another and their environment and community and to create new unexpected work.  We work with artists at all stages of their career, from grass-roots to professional, with an emphasis on enabling artists to contribute to the community.

element arts is Sharon Lawless and Claudia Friend with Steph May, Peter Hunter and Rob Iliffe.

sharon and claudia  steph  Pete Rob

We would like to thank all our volunteers, everyone who lent a hand in setting up, all the artists and performers, the local community, the many (over 10,000!) visitors from far and wide, SCC for use of this beautiful historic building for community arts, and everyone who has supported us and followed us on Facebook during The Wool House Project. 

element arts have plans for the future, so keep watching this space.

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