Visual Arts

 

Sculpture collection

 

 

Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

 

Bill Douglas Centre for the history of cinema and popular culture

 

Heritage collections

 

 

 

Visual Arts

 

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:

To find out about venues please click on the names above and for exhibitions go to What’s on.

 

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 The Trembling Grass 

The Trembling Grass

5th September - 7th November 2014 from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

Free Entry

The Trembling Grass is a mixed-media exhibition that highlights conflicts between nature and humankind caused by climate change and the depletion of natural resources. The exhibition is named after a line from a John Clare poem and is...

 Face2Face with Climate Change 

Face2Face with Climate Change

8th October - 23rd November 2014 from 8am to 8pm

Free

Exeter is now a global hub for climate change research. The city, through the combined expertise of scientists from The University of Exeter and the Met office, has more authors involved in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

 Songs of the Deserts 

Songs of the Deserts

23rd October - 19th December 2014 from 9am to 5pm

Free

The artist Elaine M Goodwin has created 50 new works to illustrate her meditations on her extensive travels made in five deserts of the Arab world from 1977 -2014. The calligrapher Mohamed Abaoubida, who travelled with Elaine in the...

 Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic 

Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic

22nd November 2014 - 12th April 2015 at 10am - 5pm, Tues

Free

Some of the most memorable Victorian works of art and architecture were inspired by the middle ages. This major exhibition at the RAMM explores an era when, as the most powerful nation in the modern world, Britain looked...

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