UH Arts

The University operates two galleries, the Margaret Harvey Gallery which is located in the Museum of St Albans on Hatfield Road in St Albans and the Art and Design Gallery situated in the Art & Design Building at College Lane, Hatfield. The galleries are amongst the most important contemporary art spaces in the eastern region and are major centres for contemporary curatorial and artistic enquiry, conferences and symposia. UH Galleries’ touring exhibitions have achieved significant national audiences and press coverage. The exhibition programme reflects developments in the international contemporary art, the local and regional fine arts community and the faculty’s educational and academic mission. Information on the programme is available from the Student Office.

Since their establishment in 1995, the galleries have achieved major success in attracting grant funding from Arts Council England (East) and numerous other national and international funders. The galleries work with UHArts in a new combined Arts and Galleries Office, providing a focus for regional cultural and outreach activity which includes visual arts, music, theatre, dance and literature. A gallery education programme focused on school age children and adults has been introduced. Some opportunities are available for students to gain professional and gallery experience, and anyone interested should approach:

Matthew Shaul
Head of Programming and Operations

m.b.shaul@herts.ac.uk

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