The Herbert Read Gallery is right at the heart of UCA’s Canterbury campus.

The gallery showcases the work of visiting artists, the university’s research outcomes, and student work, with a focus on fine art. In addition to this the gallery hosts an annual curatorial programme.

RECALL - A series of exhibitions & events from artists at the intersections of fine art, performance & sound, exploring Virtual Reality technologies to produce new works. This season of work is produced in partnership with Screen South, Folkestone Documentary Film Festival and Marlborough Productions New Queers on the Block.

View the RECALL programme

For details of what’s on please see our events calendar.

Admission is free.

Our address:

Herbert Read Gallery
UCA Canterbury
New Dover Road


There is limited parking available on campus and visitors are asked to use one of the signposted car parks in Canterbury city centre. Exceptions can be made for Blue Badge holders and anyone with special requirements should contact Canterbury City Council directly.

Further information on car parks is provided by Canterbury City Council. A Park and Ride service is usually also in operation.

Opening times:*

Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 11am - 4pm

*Please note, these are general, term-time opening hours. Please also check the specific schedule for your chosen exhibition.

Disabled access:

We have accessible parking and toilets on campus.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and registered assistance dogs are welcome.

Contact us:

Bean, Gallery Curator, Kent

Phone: 01227 817 302
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