WiSET+ Creativity Competition

Women in Science Engineering and Technology (WiSET) in 2018 welcomed humanities and became WiSET+.  To celebrate this, and the significant role women play in research and teaching at University of Southampton, WiSET+, working in partnership with John Hansard Gallery, Winchester School of Art and the intersectionalities: identities – politics – cultures research group (iPIC), are inviting creative responses to the theme ‘women in academia’.

You may wish to highlight the work of a female colleague, tutor or student, or a significant role model from history. You can explore the theme in any way you wish and can be in any medium (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, poetry, film, textiles, clay, digital etc.) of any size. Anyone can take part; any age or gender, and you do not have to work at the University of Southampton or be in an academic role to submit an entry.

Entries will be exhibited at John Hansard Gallery and The Winchester Gallery at Winchester School of Art. The exhibition will be 18-22 June John Hansards (opening for entrants will be 2-5pm on the 18th), followed by exhibition in the Winchester school of art from 25 – 28th. With the opening for entrants at 2pm on 25th)

All entrants will be invited to the opening of the exhibition and awards presentation.

If you would like to submit work, please complete the online ‘intention to submit’ form: www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/31822  by the 30th April 2019. Materials bursaries available by discussion.


Deadline for receipt of artworks: 31st May 2019.

If you have any questions please email wiset_plus@soton.ac.uk


About John Hansard Gallery

John Hansard Gallery is an internationally recognised and locally engaged contemporary art gallery in Southampton. Through our exhibitions we aim to reveal the rich diversity of contemporary art. In May 2018, John Hansard Gallery relocated to its new home in Southampton’s Cultural Quarter, increasing the space for public programming and activity.