Usually and throughout the year, especially in Full Term, the Art Rooms host exhibitions, installations and other visual art events. These are organised by invited artists and by Members of College. They range across many facets of art and design and might equally include traditional shows of drawing and painting or innovative expressions of contemporary art and design practices. The Rooms particularly welcome shows of art by King's students or art events and exhibitions curated by King's students.
During the Covid crisis the Art Rooms plans to launch a series of printable PDF exhibitions. Look out for more information here or email Nigel Meager to be added to a mailing list to receive information as it is published.
Information about visiting the Art Rooms
Visiting the Art Rooms is suspended during the Covid crisis unless you are a College Member or member of Staff at King's.
After the Covid situation eases and College is open to visitors again, 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. Please note there is no lift access. If the Art Room main door is closed, please ask 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. For more information please email Dr Nigel Meager.
TSA PDF x SVA
An exhibition ready to print and show where you live or work! From Monday 28th September to Monday October 12th 2020
This is the first of a series of printable PDF exhibitions from the Art Rooms at King’s.
Download and print the exhibition (or only your favourite works). Display how you wish where you live or where you work.
TSA_PDF x SVA is an exhibition curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid with the School of the Visual Arts in New York City. It is a special edition of TSA_PDF exhibition series featuring the work of participants from The Artist Residency Project at SVA NYC.
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, is a non-profit network of independently operated, artist-run exhibition spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Greenville, South Carolina. Their goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and create community through artist-initiated exhibitions, projects, and curatorial opportunities. They seek to build an ethos of cooperative achievement in the visual arts, creating the physical and emotional space for artists to show their work and exchange ideas on their own terms. The artist-run model expands the artist’s role beyond that of studio practitioner to include the roles of curator, critic, and community developer and provides an alternate model to the conventions of the current commercial art market.
During the SVA Summer Residency, a global group of artists worked across various media and approaches, making this collection an exciting sampling of the international art scene. The Artist Residency Project was a fully online residency program and had its first iteration in the summer of 2020. It was designed for fine artists working across discipline, medium and platform. Through online platforms, it aimed to deliver a robust, global residency experience. Working with SVA’s distinguished faculty, participants developed their practice without the limitations of location or the necessity for travel.
The goal of The Artist Residency Project was to create an inclusive online space where artists can thrive, nurture their practice and build an active, engaged community.
The Tiger Strikes Asteroid ethos and the PDF exhibition model is one inspirational way that King’s College Members may contribute to a community of visual arts practice and share art using an on-line platform.
Here is a link to the page on the TSA website: http://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/tagged/tsaxsva
Here is a link to the PDF: http://bit.ly/TSAxSVA (case sensitive)
The images are by
Elena Kalkova, Heather Brammeier, Albert Abdul-Barr Wang and Marisa Bernotti - download the PDF to find out more and link to the artists' on-line.