THE first hologram exhibition to be hosted in Southampton starts next week illustrating the personal life of a Hampshire artist.

Artist Pearl John is exhibiting a collection of objects and photographs from a number of Pearl’s family members, ranging from the 1990s until the present day in her show called A Virtual Artist. 

The items are overlaid by translucent holograms, containing text and images, which recedes back into the object. 

The depth of the holographic image relates to the age of the object and family member – further back within the hologram represents further back in time. 

The exhibition will be on show every day from 9am to 9pm in the Level 4 Gallery of the Hartley Library and from 10am to 4pm on weekdays in the Special Collections Gallery. 

A private view of A Virtual Artist is at 5pm on Monday, September 8. To attend, email  or call 023 8059 2097.