Ben Judd The Origin (2021) at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University. Installation view. Photography Ellie Laycock.


Stanley Picker Gallery will reopen for Dani Admiss Sunlight Doesn’t Need a Pipeline community festival on Friday 7 October. Following the festival, through the whole of October our local community is invited to use the Gallery spaces to stage activities relating to Sunlight Doesn’t Need a Pipeline, all public activities are listed here.

How to visit

To keep our staff, students and visitors safe we will be operating a little differently, limiting our general public open days and dedicating other days of the week to activities with students and local communities.

What we ask of you:

• If you or anyone in your group is feeling unwell, or has been in contact with someone with symptoms of Covid-19, please do not visit. You can cancel your booking by emailing or via Eventbrite.

Our commitment to our visitors:

• We are limiting visitor numbers to aid social distancing.

• We are leaving the windows in our building open for ventilation.

• We have installed sanitisation points at the entrance and around the building.

• We have introduced an enhanced cleaning regime using an antiviral product.

• We have trained our staff to manage your visit in a safe and friendly manner.

• We have amended our exhibition displays and visitor experience to reduce contact points.

• Our onsite free car and bike parking allow you to travel independently to the Gallery.

Group visits

We can accommodate group bookings for KU staff and students, local schools and community groups. If you would like to arrange a group visit, please contact us directly at or call us on 0208 417 4074.

Frequently Asked Questions

What facilities will be open?

There are accessible public toilets, with baby changing facilities, available onsite. Our shop is open.

Is there somewhere to store my bike during a visit?

We have bike racks adjacent to the Gallery available for parking your bike while visiting, and these are also being cleaned each morning.

Is there any parking available when I visit?

Stanley Picker Gallery has free on-site parking that can be accessed at Portland Road, via the entrance to Kingston University’s Middle Mill site. Please request a parking permit from Middle Mill Reception during your visit.

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How to find us

Stanley Picker Gallery sits on a small island along the Hogsmill River, beside Kingston School of Art, at Kingston University’s Knights Park Campus. We strongly recommend you take a minute to read the following directions, please click here to download a printable map with directions on how to find us.

Arriving by Train: Nearest stations are Kingston and Surbiton, with frequent trains from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon (c. 20min journey). The Gallery is a short walk from Kingston railway station (see route described here below and highlighted on the downloadable map above). From Surbiton station the walk is 15/20 min, with regular buses running to Kingston (5 min) and taxis easily available near the station.

Walking from Kingston Railway Station (approx 10 minutes): Exit station and follow Clarence Street (down the right-hand side of The Rotunda/Cinema) and continue past the telephone-box sculpture by artist David Mach on your left. Keep straight on, crossing the main road at Fairfield North. Kingston Museum will be on your left on Wheatfield Way with Fairfield Park ahead. Cross the road to the Park and take Fairfield West, walking anti-clockwise around the park and onto Fairfield South. Then take the second right-hand exit down Mill Street straight to the Stanley Picker Gallery.

Arriving by Car & Parking: Free on-site parking at the Gallery can be accessed at Portland Road, via the entrance to Kingston University’s Middle Mill site. All visitors must request a parking permit from Middle Mill Reception, on the right after the barrier; the Gallery is not responsible for fines incurred by vehicles parked on site without a permit. Important: There is no vehicle access via Mill Street, so please do not follow satellite navigation systems that instruct this route.

Physical access

All public spaces at the Stanley Picker Gallery are ground-floor and step-free. Dedicated parking spaces for wheelchair-users are found directly outside the Gallery following the same parking instructions as above. Please feel free to call us on 0208 417 4074 if you have any questions in advance of your visit.

Also in the area

Kingston upon Thames has a wealth of cultural, heritage and tourist sites to explore when you visit. We recommend Kingston Museum and its unique collection of Victorian pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge, which can be found along the route from the Kingston station to the Stanley Picker Gallery. Nearby on Kingston Hill, beside Richmond Park, the University’s Dorich House Museum – former studio-home of sculptor Dora Gordine; the Rose Theatre, along from the town centre’s historic Market Square, offers a comprehensive programme of live theatre and music; the Thames riverside and Richmond Park are beautiful places to enjoy. Visit In Kingston for local information and events.