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‘What’s Art To Me’ Exhibition

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Young people's Art Exhibition

Portsmouth Film Society CIC is happy to announce a new art exhibition showcasing local young people.

In total, 42 paintings and 8 sculptures are ready for public visits to the centre, 12pm to 7pm.

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My Friendly Planet Art & Design School, and Languages’ is proud to announce its first Young People’s Art Club “What is Art to Me?” exhibition at the Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre. The show introduces 14 proud local artists forages 4 to 13, showcasing their magical, exciting and vibrant artwork to the public in their first professional exhibition.


To meet these creative and talented individuals join the show’s preview on Saturday 6th May from 4pm to 6pm.



Since opening the school four years ago, I have worked with lots of talented individuals from all ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds. I encourage exploring new creative experiences and social exchanges to build confidence and to reduce anxiety through a mix of a ‘Tina’- celebrating and nurturing the artist with a Montessori approach.

The classes, workshops and projects focus on community and social engagements to promote social, cultural exchange and dialogue between individuals and community. The school celebrates and supports cultural diversity from different backgrounds and cultures by fostering belonging and inclusion.


A BIG thank to Aysegul Epengin and her team – Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre, My Friendly Plant (MFP) curators Irem and Zeynep, associate artist Samara Said, and MFP’s Young Artists and their team.

This exhibition is curated by MFP’s Foundation Art Students Irem Tuylu and Zeynep Bilge Tuylu through its WEX Programme (WEXPRO). 

Our #Albanian, #British, #Caribbean, #German, #Hungarian, #Kurdish, #Polish, #Turkish Young Artists: 

Cecilia Galhardi

Céline Lis 

Clarissa Mary Quinn

Ellie Schmidtbalaicher

Isabella Fisher

Lena Vuksani

Lucas Schmidtbalaicher

Mustafa Mert Tuylu

Poppy Payne 

Quinn Van Vuuren

Revan Birosca

Savan Birosca

Sean Baker

Willow Newm

The “What is Art to Me?” exhibition will be available to visit until 21st of May.

Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre will be one year old on 19th May when the anniversary will be celebrated with a salsa night.

Schools: #CraneswaterJuniorSchool, #SouthseaInfantSchool, #Mayville, #CastlePrimarySchool, #PortsmouthAcademy