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.
20th October - 11th December 2015 from 8am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri
As our first exhibition of the year, the Art Society wished to coordinate an exhibition which showcased the broad and diverse talent of its members. By providing an opportunity to exhibit individual work produced before the start of term...
16th November - 2nd December 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm, weekdays
In this, the Diamond Jubilee year for the University, come and see a fascinating display of items from the University's archives. Including the original Charter Document and seal, reproductions of photographs of students, staff, buildings and newspaper articles...
24th November 2015 - 29th January 2016 from 9 am to 5pm weekdays
The North East of England boasts a proud maritime and industrial heritage that has all but disappeared from today’s landscape along the River Tyne. Within this heritage lies a remarkable Middle Eastern connection – South Shields is -...
2nd December 2015 from 3pm to 5pm
In this talk, David Paton will focus on his recent doctoral project in Trenoweth Dimension Granite Quarry, where practices of granite-working offered an investigative mode of place-based research. Through the lens of cultural geography, David argued for an expanded...