We host a range of creative and cultural activities across the University, celebrating our belief that the arts are essential to the enjoyment, understanding and development of our community and of society as a whole.
Events are open to all – members of the public as well as students and staff – and we hope you will take advantage of the richness of our artistic and cultural offering.
Dorich House Open Days
Saturday 21 February - Sunday 26 July 2015
Enjoy a visit to this rare, art-deco-inspired, artist's studio home and take a guided tour at one of the open days. Guided tours last about an hour and begin with a 10-minute film of Dora Gordine's life, before exploring the studios, gallery and private apartments, and the roof terrace. Family workshops are held at the Dorich House Museum in the half-term and Easter holidays. Bookings for family workshops are essential.
Treasures from our collection: Mr Marsh's Martinware
Friday 17 April - Saturday 11 July 2015
When the Museum opened in In 1904, Ernest Marsh, an affluent art collector and connoisseur from a wealthy Kingston family, organised the very first exhibition in the art gallery. A collector of fine and decorative arts, Marsh was particularly passionate about ceramics produced by the Martin Brothers – known as Martinware.
Fabien Cappello: Streetscape
Thursday 23 April - Saturday 13 June 2015
Streetscape seeks to explore how street furniture inhabits and relates to its surroundings. Designer Fabien Cappello is inspired by the everyday and how we negotiate our urban spaces. From bollards, bike stands to public benches these generally anonymously designed, often unnoticed, objects are the workhorses of the built environment.
Keeping the memory alive through art
Friday 24 April - Tuesday 28 April 2015
We invited young people living or studying in the Kingston area to submit a piece of art to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and help keep the memory of those killed in Holocaust alive. Come and see selected artwork displayed around various locations in the Borough.
An evening with Wendy Vaizey and Emma Claire Sweeney
Wednesday 29 April 2015
An evening hosted by the Kingston Writing School as part of their 2014/15 lecture series.