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
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.
Most Recent Exhibitions
The Rylands Art Prize 2022
Students and Staff at King's may enter the Rylands Art Competition each year. The first of the on-line galleries below is a record of this year's entries. The work was show in the Art Rooms From March 1st until March 16th 2022. There are comments from the judges and details of the prize winners in the slide show.
Shahre Farang – a Decolonise Art History project – a show of drawings – was on show from Saturday 19th February to 27 February 2022
Shahre Farang is a project of storytelling and filmmaking for children of Afghan evacuees residing in London. In 2021, they have united a group of filmmakers, artists and storytellers to produce short films, as well as organizing sessions of hotel visits to provide creative care work. This Term, Decolonise Art History showcased drawings from their recently created stories, to raise awareness for more help for the project. The display of work from this project in the Art Rooms was coordinated by Slade School Fine Art student, Niki Kohandel, and took place in conjunction with a screening of films in John Hughes Arts Festival on 19th February 2022. For more information about this project please email Hashim Quraishi.
Please view the digital gallery below.
The first show in 2022 was:
Un agosto messinese
From Monday 31st January 2022 until Wednesday 16th Febuary we were displaying black and white photographs by King's graduate student, Makeda Doyal in the Art Rooms.
The images are in digital form here (see the on-line slideshow below) and were printed by Makeda in the College darkrooms.