The West Downs Gallery

Architects impression of the new gallery

The West Downs Gallery

Creativity is highly valued at the University and we are immensely proud of the extensive and diverse art collection on display in our buildings and throughout our grounds.

Much of our art collection dates back to the days of King Alfred's College when we delivered teacher training courses with specialisms in art. We have continued to collect works of art and we work to support emerging local and regional artists, organising a rolling programme of exhibitions by contemporary artists within our gallery space.

The West Downs Gallery is sited within our new learning and teaching development on Romsey Road, which will be in use from early 2020. The Gallery will host a programme of exhibitions across the year, and aims to show creative work of the highest quality to inspire debate and participation between creative professionals, academics, students and the public.

Exhibiting at the West Downs Gallery

The West Downs Gallery is a double height space with the capacity to display 2D and 3D works.

All exhibition proposals are considered by the Friends of Art panel, which usually convenes three times a year. There is no charge to exhibit in the Gallery, but the University charges a 30% commission on sales.

If you are interested in submitting an exhibition proposal please contact in the first instance, and details of the selection procedure can be supplied.

Visiting the West Downs Gallery

Entry to the Gallery is free. The Gallery will be open on weekdays from 9am to 6pm; weekend hours may be restricted due to conferences or private functions taking place in the building, so we suggest that visitors email or call to check before making a special trip.
Please note that there is no visitor parking on site - we recommend using the Park & Ride service, which stops adjacent to the West Downs Centre on Romsey Road.

Contact us

For more information email us or call 01962 827160.