A summer of exhibitions for the historic Round Tower

Come and see some of our artists upcoming exhibitions at Hotwalls Studios this summer!

Beside the Sea- July 31 & August 1 @ 11:00am til 5:00 pm


Beside the Sea is the solo exhibition of coastal painter Lizzie Cornelius. Expect new, original artworks in Lizzie’s signature modern, minimal and playful style of painting.

While Lizzie has always taken great inspiration from the sea, the last 18 months have made her cherish British seaside views more than ever. The exhibition will feature paintings inspired by the local coast line and British holidays.

The Round Tower is an accessible building, and all are welcome. The Hotwalls Studios are 15 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour train and bus station, Southsea and Portsmouth city centre.

Beside the Sea – The Hotwalls Studios

icanseethesea | Lizzie Cornelius | Hotwalls Studios, Old Portsmouth

Portraits of Pompey- August 6th, 7th, 8th @ 10:00am- 5:00 pm


Join us for Portraits of Pompey, an exhibition of works completed in Studio 5 by Karl Rudziak. The collection will feature paintings from Karl’s ACE-funded project We Don’t Need Culture.

Entry to the exhibition is free. The Round Tower and the Hotwalls Studios are accessible for wheelchair users. All are welcome.

The Hotwalls Studios are a 15 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour bus and train station, and a 15minute walk from Southsea.

Karl Rudziak

Rudziak has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Awards 2009 with his painting of Portsmouth number one fan John Anthony Portsmouth Football Club Westwood. His work has been exhibited throughout the country including Southampton City Art Gallery, the Dean Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. His works reside in public and private collections including Portsmouth City Museum arts collection and the Royal Navy.

We Don’t Need Culture

We Don’t Culture is a project that continues to explore attitudes in Portsmouth towards the word culture – in particular the elitist connotations it can invoke. Working closely with Portsmouth City Council and Arts Council England, Rudziak engages the local community in low income, inner city areas through sketching and painting portraits of local characters, working with local people in community hubs, youth centres, coffee mornings and multicultural groups. The project, now in its fourth year, aims to re-brand the word culture as a concept that is inclusive and equal within all areas of the community, to expose those who wouldn’t normally see themselves as “cultural” to arts practice by painting, and then exhibiting, the resulting pictures in pop-up exhibitions.

Portraits of Pompey: Solo Exhibition by Karl Rudziak – The Hotwalls Studios

Karl Rudziak Artist

Keep an eye out on our social media and website for more exhibitions from our artists. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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