The West Downs Gallery

Architects impression of the new gallery

The West Downs Gallery

Creativity is highly valued at the University. 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 continue to commission and collect works of art, and we work to support emerging local and regional artists. A rolling programme of exhibitions by contemporary artists is organised within our gallery.

The West Downs Gallery is sited within the new learning and teaching development on Romsey Road. 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

The Gallery is currently closed to visitors, but we will be open again as soon as Covid restrictions allow. To keep up-to-date with the latest Gallery news please follow us on Instagram.

Contact us

For more information email us or call 01962 827160.