Exeter Art Gallery and Exhibition

Kurt Jackson Catch the Light



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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 John Curno: The Dartmoor Photographs 2002-13 

John Curno: The Dartmoor Photographs 2002-13

19th February - 25th April 2014


John Curno was born in Plymouth in 1949, moving to York in 1977 where the Impressions Gallery commissioned him to photograph the North York Moors. He returned to Devon in 1994 where he produced a notable series of...

 Intimate Worlds: Exploring Sexuality through the Wellcome Collection 

Intimate Worlds: Exploring Sexuality through the Wellcome Collection

5th April - 29th June 2014


RAMM Gallery 22 This exhibition contains sexually explicit material. Throughout history, cultures around the world have talked about sex, regulated sexual activity and produced cultural artefacts relating to sex, often revealing refreshingly or startlingly different attitudes towards sex. Between 1900 and...

 Tom Adams’ Agatha Christie Cover Story 

Tom Adams’ Agatha Christie Cover Story

9th - 25th April 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm, Mon-Fri


The creative partnership of Agatha Christie and Tom Adams that resulted in more than 100 paperback cover paintings over a period of eighteen years is a unique relationship between author and artist. These paintings are now recognised internationally as...

 Symposium: 'Beyond the Book' 

Symposium: 'Beyond the Book'

15th May 2014 from 9.30am to 5.30pm


Organised by Devon Guild of Craftsmen, with support from the University of Exeter Arts and Culture, this day-long event will discuss and expand on the premise of artists using books, both as a cultural and symbolic object, and...