Neil Britton Gallery


The 1,200 square-foot Neil Britton Gallery opened in 2009 and is committed to engaging both the Hampton Roads and College communities in the visual arts. Changing exhibitions and programs include the work of both professional artists and students.

Phone: 757.455.3257
Admission: Free and open to the public
Operating hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: noon-5 p.m.

For more information, contact Curator of Art Exhibitions John Rudel at 757.455.3257.

2016-17 Exhibits

"A Feast of Languages”

September 2 - December 9, 2016

An exhibition of artworks by artists who are part of the energy and vitality that has emerged in Norfolk’s NEON Arts District and the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach. Artists included in this exhibition have studios or have created public works which can be seen in the NEON and the ViBe.

The exhibition title is borrowed from one of Shakespeare’s early comedies “Love’s Labour’s Lost” which explores the power and limitations of language. The character Moth, who notes the hodgepodge language used around him, says “They have been at a great feast of languages, and stol'n the scraps.” Similarly, contemporary practices of art-making are the result of a rich environment of multiculturalism. This exhibition creates reverberations of the NEON and ViBe to the campus (which sits uniquely on the boundary lines of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The exhibition will remind viewers of the creative vitality in our area,  defined by “A Feast of Languages." 

Opening reception, September 8, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Joan Biddle Asa Jackson

"A Feast of Student Responses”

February 7 – April 14, 2017

This invitational exhibition is an “exhibition within an exhibition” and featuring artwork by Virginia Wesleyan College student artists that react and respond to the work of the “Feast of Languages” exhibits.  The student artists will engage the second part of Moth’s quote from “Love’s Labour’s Lost” with attempts to “steal the scraps” in their original responses to the artworks and stated artistic intentions of the exhibition artists.

Opening reception, November 7, 2016 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Luisa Adelfio: Innocent Objects

February 7- April 14, 2017

International artist Luisa Adelfio’s works in stone, bronze, paper, and glass bring to life the intersection of science and spiritual practices through symbols, archetypes and cultural memory.  This exhibition focuses on the meaning humans give to the physical world’s objects which are considered ‘innocent’ – without meaning – until projected with our own ideas.

Opening reception: February 9, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Senior Student Exhibition

Opening Reception: TBA

Sponsored by the VWC Art Department