Movie Classics

PannellArt Exhibition brings Movie Classics in art form to Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre


Stephen Pannell who has previously exhibited at Liberty’s in London, Manchester, Braintree and Dusseldorf will be coming to Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre in March.


Local artist, Stephen Pannell will be bringing his film inspired pictures to Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre from Wednesday, 8th March.  The artist describes his paintings as being influenced by British and American movie classics from Hitchcock to David Lean and are said to be in the style of Edward Hopper.  He aims to capture the essence and the mood of a film with vivid use of colour, composition and lighting by incorporating a collage of film skills. 


Stephen graduated from Fine Art in 1981 from Portsmouth Polytechnic and gained much commercial success throughout the eighties with three successful shows at Liberty’s, Regent Street, London.  His paintings are influenced by his love of film and his latest works have been based upon the Christmas movie ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’.


Ayşegül Epengin, Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre Manager said ‘I am delighted to be exhibiting Stephen’s movie inspired paintings at our wonderful independent cinema in March, there is no better place to exhibit the movie inspired pictures than at Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre..  I look forward to welcoming our community to see Stephen’s artwork in our relaxing café space where you will find delicious cakes and refreshments.’


PannellArt exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday, 8th March at 12pm in the cinema’s café.  Please see the Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre website for further details.  The café is open from Tuesday to Friday, 12pm -7pm and at the weekends from 10am -7pm.