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.
22nd February 2017 from 3.30pm to 5pm
This paper looks at two examples from the vibrant community of Latin(o) American digital artists to investigate how, in their online works, they engage in re-imaginings of and representations of offline place. The paper focuses firstly on Argentine artist...
11th - 18th June 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm
Free entry - all welcome
The Observatory: perspectives on landscape, society and spirit is an exhibition of artistic responses to the key research themes of the University. The University is a place of learning and also a place of research. Artists from across the...