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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 Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic 

Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic

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

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...

 Faces of Conflict:  

Faces of Conflict:

17th January - 5th April 2015 from 10am to 5pm,Tues-Sun

Free Entry

An exploration of the influence on artists and surgeons of the facial injuries suffered during the First World War. The exhibition brings together collections of historical objects and artworks from the last hundred years, including works by the...

 Oliver Raymond-Barker 

Oliver Raymond-Barker

23rd January - 16th April 2015 from Mon-Fri, 8.30 to 17.30 except B/H

Free

In this exhibition, the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) presents three distinctive yet intertwining projects from Oliver Raymond-Barker, including an original look at Natural Alchemy - a project produced as Creative Affiliate at The...

 FOREIGN SOIL 

FOREIGN SOIL

11th March - 15th April 2015 from 9am to 5 pm, Mon-Fri, e

Free

FOREIGN SOIL is a documented attempt to grow edible dessert bananas outdoors in the UK. The project opens up space for conversations about  the effects of climate change on UK food supplies. As part of a wider consideration of...

 Parish Maps: Reflecting on the Legacy 

Parish Maps: Reflecting on the Legacy

17th April - 16th July 2015

Free entry

Parish Mapping began with the UK-based arts and environmental charity Common Ground in the 1980s but the idea has spread around the world. Exhibited here together for the first time are English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Italian, Latvian and American...

 From Cowboys to Astronauts - Towards a Circular Economy 

From Cowboys to Astronauts - Towards a Circular Economy

27th April - 22nd May 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm

Free

From Cowboys to Astronauts The Enviro Hub, Devon Contract Waste, from Monday, April 27th to Friday, May 22nd 2015, 10am to 5pm. Imagine you're on a spaceship travelling thousands of miles above the earth. You have a limited amount of...

 Parish Maps Launch Evening  

Parish Maps Launch Evening

27th April 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Free

We warmly invite you to the exhibition launch from 5pm, Mon 27 April till 7pm with a small talk around the exhibition by members of the Humanities and Social Sciences researcher group on Place and Identity at 6.30pm. Light...

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