Dockyard Art

We are dedicated to nurturing and promoting creative opportunities for our communities, opening up the incredible sources of inspiration that we are privileged to care for. 

Pete Codling: CROWD

Pete Codling, ‘Artist in Residence’, is producing his fantastic work CROWD, depicting the rich and multi-cultural history of the city through thousands of portraits of people with a connection to the Dockyard.

Pete’s work renders in charcoal the invisible links between the city and the Dockyard and emphasises how much a part of the city’s history and culture this historic space is.

Pete's Website



Ankle Deep Studios

Ankle Deep studios is an experimental space that enables industry and practitioners to work on live projects collaboratively with creative students. 

Led by the Sustainable Conservation Trust, Anglepoise and the University of Portsmouth, over 450 students have visited and worked in the vibrant and welcoming student space. 

Working with materials sourced from Boathouse 4 and shooting her promotional film in the Dockyard, Portsmouth University Fashion and Textile student Jade Hunt was nominated for three national awards as part of Graduate Fashion Week in London. 

Ankle Deep Studios are currently curating a special series of ceramics with Hollie Thornley of Nice Pear Ceramics. To showcase their remarkable location in the Dockyard these will be made from the sea and shoreline finds. Hollie is currently firing sea clay sourced from the Mast Pond and harbour, and has successfully created test pieces from 100% Portsmouth Dockyard sea clay.

Ankle Deep's Website






Historic Buildings

Discover more about the history of the buildings managed by the Trust



Historic Boats

Learn more about the boats acquired and restored by the Trust



Get Involved

Find out how you can contribute to preserving our nation's naval history


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