Launch Event: The Air Smelt Salty by Maria Valaitis at The Hidden Wardrobe

Event, Exhibitions, Free, In Person, RIPE, Talks

Friday 12th January 2024

The Hidden Wardrobe, 92 Old Northam Road, Southampton SO14 0PB

Join us on Friday 12th January for the launch of The Air Smelt Salty, a new exhibition by artist Maria Valaitis.


You’re invited to celebrate the launch of our new exhibition at the Hidden Wardrobe this January!

Maria makes poetic, considered films about her everyday experiences and familial relations. She is interested in the relationship between sound and image, often working across multiple screens or projections. Her practice is autobiographical and experimental, it also encompasses photography and installation.

For this Hidden Wardrobe show, Maria will be exhibiting a new piece of work as part of a solo exhibition.

Join us on Friday 12th January at 6pm for the launch event at the Hidden Wardrobe on Old Northam Road where you will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition up close and be able to meet the artist.

Maria Valaitis’s work will be on display in the windows of the Hidden Wardrobe from Friday 12th January until Sunday 18th February and is free to visit.

If you are unable to attend don’t worry, we will also be simultaneously launching the exhibition online on our YouTube channel.

The exhibition will be on display at the Hidden Wardrobe from Friday 12th January to Sunday 18th February 2024.


About ‘a space’ arts

‘a space’ arts is a visual arts organisation that supports artists and inspires audiences through exhibitions, studio spaces, professional development and by culturally reanimating lost spaces with arts and heritage.

About RIPE

Led by ‘a space’ arts, in partnership with Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and Solent University, RIPE is an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events and residencies at the Alfred Arcade, the Hidden Wardrobe and the Alfred Arms on Old Northam Road. The programme supports graduate artists in the city to exhibit and engage in artistic exchange and experimentation, forming networks and friendships that will help them sustain a fruitful visual arts practice.

Come to the Exhibition Launch Event