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Constable: The Dark Side


The Arc, Winchester

‘I live by shadows, to me shadows are realities’



May 26th 2023 - August 16th 2023

Event details

Address:The Arc
Jewry Street

Postcode:SO23 8SB

Tickets:Adults (16+) £9.50*/£8.50; Concessions: £7.20*/£6.50; Child (under 16s): £5.00*/£4.50 (*includes donation and Gift Aid)

Contact Information:The Arc
Jewry Street
SO23 8SB

01962 398046

Open hours:Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm


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As an artist, Constable has a reputation for being a painter of traditional ‘chocolate box’ English scenery; safe, unchallenging and sentimental. But, there was a darker side to the Suffolk master. This unique exhibition explores Constable’s on-going obsession with the ‘chiaroscuro’ of nature – the contrast between light and dark and the way he placed that at the heart of his exploration of landscape.

 The exhibition is being drawn from a small number of institutions; Gainsborough’s House, the Royal Academy, Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum. An events programme accompanies the exhibition, including a talk by curator Nicola Moorby. Details to follow.


By Bus:There is a bus stop (Tb) directly outside the venue servicing many routes.

By Tube:-

By Train:We are a short, ten-minute walk from Winchester railway station.


Access for wheelchair users

Adapted toilet

Assistance dog

Level access toilet

Level access venue

Seat available

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