Winchester School of Art

Coordinates: 51°03′58″N 1°18′32″W / 51.066°N 1.309°W / 51.066; -1.309
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51°03′58″N 1°18′32″W / 51.066°N 1.309°W / 51.066; -1.309

Administration building

Winchester School of Art is the art school of the University of Southampton, situated 10 miles (14 km) north of Southampton in the city of Winchester near the south coast of England.[1]

South Building


Winchester School of Art (WSA) was founded in 1870, and originally occupied Winchester's twelfth-century Wolvesey Castle. In 1895 it moved to new premises in the Kings Court wing of Winchester Guildhall. In 1962 it was granted new buildings, which it still occupies.[2] In 1996, the School merged with the University of Southampton.[3]

Faculty, Departments and Subjects[edit]

Winchester School of Art is part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and has three Departments. The Department of Art and Media Technology includes education, enterprise and research in Games Design, Fine Art, Curation, Leadership, Media Arts, Creative Computing and Technologies. The Department of Fashion and Textiles includes education, enterprise and research Fashion Design, Textile Design, Fashion Management and Luxuray Brand Management. The Department of Design includes education, enterprise and research in Graphic Communication, Advertising, Branding and Design.

Textile Conservation Centre[edit]

The Textile Conservation Centre was a specialist centre for research and training founded in 1975 by Karen Finch at Hampton Court Palace. Between 1998 and 2009 the centre was merged with the University of Southampton and housed from 1999 in a purpose-designed building at the Winchester School of Art. In April 2009, it was announced that the University of Southampton had decided to close the Textile Conservation Centre on 31 October 2009, prompting widespread concern from academics and historians.[4][5] The programme is now part of the Kelvin Centre for Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research (former Centre for Textile Conservation) at the University of Glasgow, where it opened in autumn 2010.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  14. ^ Brian J. Robb; Paul Simpson (23 October 2013). Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond. Race Point Publishing. pp. 213–. ISBN 978-1-62788-078-7. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
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  16. ^ Chinati Foundation (2007). La Fundación Chinati: Boletín. La Fundación. p. 76. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
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  18. ^ "Mick O'Dea, RHA, Clare County Library". Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
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  20. ^ Barnes, Mike (1 April 2016). "Caravan's Geoffrey Richardson on sobriety and going solo". Prog. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Sutton, Linda, b.1947 | Art UK". Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  22. ^ Tennant, Stella (5 November 2018). "Cover Star Stella Tennant Reflects On The Vogue Shoot That Launched Her Career". Vogue. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  23. ^ Craik, Laura (18 March 2016). "Stella Tennant on the Nineties and how it feels to be a British fashion icon". Evening Standard. Retrieved 25 April 2020.

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