Kane Applegate
Transition features objects unearthed during the refurb



Showing now until March 15th

The Crawford Room


GHT is proud to present the second phase of Transition, an exhibition with work by Solent University graduate 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 placed around God’s House Tower, to show the contrast between construction site and the completed refurbishment. Kane has produced new pieces of sculptural work made from items salvaged during the GHT refurb, which are displayed in the Crawford Room.

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.

To accompany the exhibition, we have published a photo book with a foreword by GHT Director, Daniel Crow, about the refurbishment project and transition of the building from desolate ancient monument to a new contemporary arts and heritage venue. Available now from the GHT book shop.