The University supports the visual arts, through its extensive fine art collection and through exhibitions and events relating to the visual arts, both on its campuses and collaboratively at the venues of external partner organisations.
The University's sculpture collection at the Streatham Campus is open to all to visit, containing sculptures by artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Peter Thursby, Geoffrey Clark and Elaine M. Goodwin. The University is also developing its sculpture collection at the Cornwall Campus.
The public are also welcomed to the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, a museum containing an enormous collection relating to the history of film and visual media.
The University's Heritage Collections can also be viewed by appointment. These include a rich variety of archive material including historic prints and maps.
There is a strong student Art Society at the University which has a dedicated art studio and exhibition space.
The University has a small number of exhibition spaces at:
- The Forum
- The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Building
- Kay House Duryard
- The Innovation Centre
To find out about venues please click on the names above and for exhibitions go to What’s on.
17th January - 5th April 2015 from 10am to 5pm,Tues-Sun
An exploration of the influence on artists and surgeons of the facial injuries suffered during the First World War. The exhibition brings together collections of historical objects and artworks from the last hundred years, including works by the...
23rd January - 16th April 2015 from Mon-Fri, 8.30 to 17.30 except B/H
In this exhibition, the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) presents three distinctive yet intertwining projects from Oliver Raymond-Barker, including an original look at Natural Alchemy - a project produced as Creative Affiliate at The...
23rd - 27th March 2015 from 8am to 8pm
“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” (Anais Nin) Based around the theme 'Balance and Instability', Art History and Visual Culture Society bring...