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 6PM to 7:30PM


We warmly invite you to the exhibition launch of The Trembling Grass and introductory talk by curator Elizabeth-Jane Burnett.   The Trembling Grass is a mixed-media exhibition that highlights conflicts between nature and humankind caused by climate change and the...

 Face2Face with Climate Change 

Face2Face with Climate Change

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


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...