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‘Brothers in Art’ – The Snapes of Gosport (Event from 2023)


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Richard Martin Gallery, 19-23 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1LS

Richard Martin, a specialist on the lives and work of Gosport’s most celebrated artists, Martin Snape and his brother William, will give an illustrated lecture on the brothers at his gallery.

Richard Martin founded his gallery on Stoke Road, 43 years ago, during which time he has developed an expertise on the Snape brothers and their work.

Many of their paintings have passed through the gallery, including atmospheric and evocative views of the town as it looked over a century ago.

Sadly, the infamous ‘Gosport wrecking ball’ of the mid-20th century reduced much of the historic old town and its environs to rubble. Today’s much-changed appearance gives extra resonance to the paintings.

Assisted by his wife Elaine, Richard will show many images of the old town during his lecture. There will also be an opportunity to view several original works.

Duration 90 minutes

Event Times

Monday 11 September: 1930-2100
Wednesday 13 September: 1930-2100
Friday 15 September: 1930-2100

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Please self book, but if you experience any difficulties please contact us.

Assisted Booking Telephone: 023 9217 7392 or 07849 399 823
Booking opens: 26 August 2023 09:30
Booking closes: 9 September 2023 17:00


family friendly Mobility impaired parking Service dogs welcome Wheel chair



There is on-road parking on Stoke Road (especially useful for Blue Badge holders) and nearby car parks to the rear in Jamaica Place.

Organised by

Richard Martin