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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 Contaminated Soils in Ceramics exhibition 

Contaminated Soils in Ceramics exhibition

19th April - 25th May 2018 from 9am to 6pm weekdays

free entry

Contaminated Soils In Ceramics is a Creative Exchange project which has culminated in an exhibition at The Environmental Sustainability Institute on the Penryn Campus 19th April – 25th May 2018.   Dr. Elze Hesse evolutionary ecologist, ESI and Fleur Winter...

 Graceful Runes 

Graceful Runes

12th April - 13th June 2018 from 9am to 5pm weekdays

Free entry

Graceful Runes is an exhibition by Dahlia Mahmoud. It is a photographic series on language, calligraphy and design. The artist explains " Travelling through the Arabian Gulf, listening to stories passed from mothers to daughters like heirlooms, triggered this...

 Devon Woodlands 

Devon Woodlands

22nd June 2017 - 29th June 2018 from 9am to 5pm


Richard Rochester is an Exeter based artist who works in a variety of media ranging from large-scale charcoal drawings to small-scale etchings and porcelain sculpture.  His themes are varied but are frequently connected to the natural world. The works...