The Somerstown Street Gallery is a community art project that aims to brighten up the site boundary hoardings around Horatia & Leamington as they undergo deconstruction, while simultaneously celebrating the talents and vibrancy of the local community.
Including works from local artists, schools, community groups and charities, the Street Gallery intends to put Somerstown on Portsmouth’s street art map.
In November 2020, anyone with a connection to the area was invited down to the site to add their handprints to The Forest of Somerstown, a collaborative mural celebrating the people at its heart. Hundreds of residents attended in order to leave their handprint, create a christmas wreath, enjoy free hot drinks and food and to see the plans from Karakusevic Carson Architects.
Watch a video of the event below.