Galleries and Exhibitions

and exhibitions

As a creative university, we know our spaces for our students, graduates, staff and other creators need spaces to find creative inspiration and showcase their incredible work.

That's why you'll find galleries and exhibition spaces across our four campuses, and beyond.

Throughout the year, our galleries play host to our undergraduate and postgraduate Graduate Shows, exhibitions of work resulting from student projects, our annual technicians' showcase, displays of material from our archives, and exhibitions from visiting artists and artists-in-residence.

Discover more about our galleries, the current opportunities we have available within them, and how to stay up to date with the latest news and events.

Our Galleries

Hosting graduate shows, visiting exhibitions and in-house showcases, the Herbert Read gallery celebrates the best in Canterbury creativity. 

Find out more about The Herbert Read Gallery here.

Located at the entrance to our Epsom campus, this exhibition space showcases the best in fashion and graphic design.

Find out more about The Link Gallery here.

These two linked gallery spaces at our Farnham campus offer stunning exhibition space for in-house and visiting artists. 

Find out more about The James Hockey and Foyer Galleries here.

Small but perfectly formed, the Zandra Rhodes Gallery at UCA Rochester offers prominent exhibition space to graduates, students and visiting artists alike.

Find out more about the Zandra Rhodes Gallery here.

Located in Folkestone's Creative Quarter, this space hosts pop-up showcases of UCA's research and creative work.

Find out more about the Brewery Tap UCA Project Space here.


There are many ways in which you can get involved in our exhibitions and gallery operations.

As part of the UCA Galleries programming, we organise Open Call exhibitions inviting anyone from the UCA community, and sometimes further afield, to get involved and showcase their work.

When available, Open Call opportunities will be posted below.

Farnham Town Council Public Art Project

We’re also open to receiving exhibition proposals from UCA students, staff and alumni, as well as external artists. If you are interested in putting forward a proposal for consideration, please email:

Georgie Scott (Gallery Curator, Kent)


Amy Owen (Gallery Curator, Surrey)

Each year, the UCA Galleries offer short-term placements to students and graduates interested in gaining gallery-based work experience. Past placements have involved students assisting the gallery curators with marketing, graphic design, exhibition installation, self-led curatorial research and exhibition curation.

When available, placement opportunities will be posted here.

The UCA Surrey Galleries offer paid gallery assistant and technician roles on an ad hoc casual basis. The roles involve assisting with exhibition planning and installation, private views and other events.

If you are interested in a role with the UCA Surrey Galleries, please contact: Amy Owen (gallery curator, Surrey)

in touch

If you want to stay in the loop on what exhibitions we have coming up, you can follow us in two ways:




Kent galleries
Surrey galleries

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