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.

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; turn left through the door just before the entrance to the College bar. 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.

Latest exhibition

From Wednesday 10th November 20211 we are displaying imaginative images of King’s in the Art Rooms. These are visual interventions by 6 artists from USA, Uruguay, Hong Kong, and Austria. They are members of the I Found U collective.

The images are in digital form here and are also printed on foam board panels approximately 38 x 68 cm. The panels will be on show in the Art Rooms until Christmas. 

You can find out more about the artists in the show by following these links: Janet Lee, Marisa Bernotti, Clark Valentine, Nina Gospodin, Edie Beaucage, Heather Brammeier.

There are currently no events scheduled – please check back soon.


Rylands Art Prize 2021

Rylands Portrait Competition 2021

An ongoing archive of past exhibitions that have taken place in the Art Rooms at King's, from 2008 to the present day.
The Art Centre consists of two rooms - a large flexible space for exhibitions or workshops and a smaller room serving as an artist’s studio.

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