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 Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, 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:
To find out about venues please click on the names above and for exhibitions go to What’s on.
18th April - 22nd June 2013 from 10.30 am to 5 pm
See inside the personal and social space of the Hawza, the Muslim Shi’a seminaries. This exhibition at the Brunei Gallery at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), explores the Hawza as a scholarly institution...
27th April - 9th June 2013 from 8am to 8pm
This exhibition is inspired by the Mariners Way, one of Devon’s ancient pathways. In April 2012 Devon artist Edward Crumpton produced a sculpture to celebrate the social history of this almost mythical walk. One year on the University of Exeter...
10th May - 9th June 2013 from 8.30am to 5.30pm
The works collected in this exhibition are the outcome of artist Catrin Webster’s Leverhulme Trust-funded residency in the Department of Geography at the University of Exeter, 2012-13. Over twenty original artworks by Catrin comprise the majority of the show;...