“A programme of specially made exhibitions and projects that will help shape the art and design of our times.” Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum London
Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is one of the leading examples of a university gallery in the UK. Its public activities are dedicated to the research, commissioning and presentation of innovative new practice across the fields of art, design and architecture for general, academic and specialist audiences.
From its island location on the Hogsmill River, Stanley Picker Gallery generates an onsite, offsite and online programme of exhibitions, events and participation activities, encouraging research excellence in the arts and contributing to diverse cultural environments. The yearly Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design and Fine Art support contemporary practitioners to research and create new work as part Kingston University’s wider research culture. The call for applications opens annually in May.
Supported by the Stanley Picker Trust since its inception in 1997, and forming part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio from 2012, Stanley Picker Gallery is a principal cultural interface between Kingston University and its wider constituent publics in South-West London and beyond.
The Gallery’s participation programme includes work with local schools, group visits, public workshops, family activities, volunteering, and more. All activities complement the core programme, providing unique learning opportunities and engaging visitors in the life of the Gallery.
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