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.
A Comfortably High Temperature 3rd to 10th April
Am I warm yet?
No, try harder.
How about now?
Still ice cold.
Curated by King’s College Graduate Student, Sian Creely, and featuring the work of four artists, ‘A Comfortably High Temperature’ is an interactive and visually stimulating experience exploring the interpretations of one word. Drawing on the influence of reward and punishment, suburban domesticity, routine, loops and indulgence.
A fantastic campfire is lit by Sarah Entwistle, Julia Collington, Rosie Abbey, Lucia Coppola who are four London based artists studying at Chelsea College of Arts and Goldsmiths.
Opening night on Tuesday 3rd April
For more information please contact:
Sian Creely: email@example.com
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A Comfortably High Temperature Fish
A Comfortably High Temperature Mature Butterfly
A Comfortably High Temperature Scorpio
A Comfortably High Temperature Trouser and Jacket
GALILEO 24 — Debbie Loftus 16th April to 10th May
Debbie Loftus trained at the Chelsea School of Art. As a practising fine artist she focuses on themed sequences, exploring motifs deriving from science, literature, music and art history. Debbie writes, “My practice is based on an experimental approach to materials. This is informed by the underlying structure of observational drawing, applied to abstract subject matter”.
In 2014 she was artist-in-residence at Central Ballet, producing images live in rehearsals and larger conceptual works painted in her studio. In June 2015 Loftus exhibited at the British Museum, where she was artist-in-residence for the premiere of Panathenaia, a contemporary cantata based on themes deriving from the Parthenon Frieze. In 2017 projections of her photographs formed the basis of a semi-dramatic performance of Six London Preludes at Ulriksdal Palace Theatre, Stockholm, with music by Dame Evelyn Glennie. Loftus is currently exhibiting First Kiss at Herrick Gallery, Mayfair.
Galileo 24 is a series of twenty-four images based on ideas about infinity originating with Galileo. It is a topic that, over many centuries, has taxed the minds of our greatest philosophers, mathematicians, scientists, theologians, artists and poets. Galileo 24 visually addresses the question of whether infinity is one or many, and how can we possibly measure it. Based on traditional geometry and the principles that underlie Galileo’s mathematical diagrams, Galileo 24 places the abstract idea of infinity into a human context in order to discover aesthetic values and make new works of art.
- The Art of Borrowing (2016)
- Galileo 24 (2017)
- Six London Preludes (2017)
- Clay: Themes and Variations from Ancient Mesopotamia (forthcoming 2018).