King's occasionally holds exhibitions in the Chapel, the Archive Centre or the Art Centre. For previous art exhibitions see the past exhibitions page.
Information about visiting the Art Rooms
If you are not a member of the University or King’s College you will need an invitation to visit the Art Rooms to show at the main gate on King’s Parade. Please ask for an invitation by emailing the artist or agent (see email address in the exhibition information). The invitation can be printed or displayed on a mobile phone.
The Art Rooms are at the top of Staircase A. Turn left after the main gate and head for the student bar and coffee shop in front of you. Just before the main door to the bar there is a white door on the left. Climb two flights of stairs to the second floor. Please note there is no lift access. If the Art Room main door is closed, please enquire at the Porter’s Lodge. Please bear in mind this is not a public gallery or a fully managed exhibition space and the Rooms are used for a variety of activities
Resilience – David MacDougall – Images from a New Delhi children’s shelter – February 11 to March 12
David MacDougall, one of the world’s most distinguished ethnographic and documentary film-makers, is renowned for films that evoke the sensory feel of everyday and institutional life. His film, Gandhi’s Children, goes beyond images of poverty familiar from photo-journalism, presenting the knowledge and resilience of individual boys, and the rituals and rhythms of the institution they inhabit.
King’s College is delighted to show photographic stills from Gandhi’s Children. There will be a full programme of events and screenings with Professor MacDougall from 9th to 11th March 2017. Details to be announced in February. Please email Nigel Meager for more information: .
About Gandhi’s Children
A monolithic building on the outskirts of Delhi provides food and shelter for 350 boys. Some are orphans, some have been abandoned, others have run away from home. About half are held under a court order, having been picked up for petty crimes. Living at the institution for several months, MacDougall explores its routines and the varied experiences of several boys. Despite the harshness of their lives, many show remarkable strength of character, knowledge, and resilience.
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Child Labourers by Kitchen
Sagar's First Meal
Eating Gram (Chickpeas)