Kane Applegate
Transition features objects unearthed during the refurb


with Kane Applegate

Transition tells the story of how God’s House Tower was repaired, renovated and repurposed to become Southampton’s new arts and heritage venue in 2019. Photographic documentation, taken by staff at ‘a space’ arts, is exhibited alongside a newly commissioned artwork by Kane Applegate.

Kane’s practice is fed by an ever-growing collection of abandoned and abused materials and objects, discarded and disregarded by the citizens of Southampton. Working with these found things, he builds sculptures and structures that explore the notion of three physical forces: balance, compression and tension. For Transition, Kane has made a site- specific installation, built using objects uncovered during the renovations at God’s House Tower. These materials, bent, broken, reassembled and rearranged, are given a new life and a new audience in this most recent chapter of the building’s history.

Alongside the exhibition, we have published a run of books which include a foreword by GHT director, Daniel Crow along with a selection of the most extraordinary photographs that document the transition of the building, from empty ancient monument to a busy and bustling new arts and heritage venue. You can buy a copy of the book from our online shop.