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. 

The final part of this years curatorial programme is QUEERCALL an LGBTQIA+ festival of art & performance. Taking place as part of the New Queers on the Block artist development programme led by Marlborough Productions, this year's festival, QUEERCALL, is produced by Ash McNaughton & Bean (UCA Kent Galleries) and will feature live art & theatre performances, site specific performance, exhibitions & community events across the Creative Quarter, including Brewery Tap UCA Project Space. Full programme TBA via Instagram @queercall 

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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