Herbert Read Gallery

Canterbury, United Kingdom


  • University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury
  • New Dover Road
  • Canterbury
  • United Kingdom
  • CT1 3AN
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturdays 10am -5pm
Sundays 1pm-5pm

Late night and weekend opening during term time (15 September - 12 December, 2014)

Travel Information

Train: Travel from London Victoria to Canterbury East Station (1h 13-30mins), then by taxi or foot to the campus (10 minute walk). Canterbury West Station (which is a twenty minute walk from the gallery) is also served by trains from St Pancras and Waterloo (1h


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The Herbert Read Gallery is the campus exhibition space at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Canterbury.

Founded in 1984 and rebuilt in 2001, it is named after the British modern art historian, poet and anarchist Herbert Read and hosts exhibitions and events on architecture, fine arts, design and fashion. Admission is free.

Artists who have shown at the gallery include Yoko Ono, Jeremy Deller, Mark Titchner, Mike Nelson, Andrew KÓ§tting, Hans Haacke, Fischli & Weiss, Atelier Van Lieshout, Clio Barnard, Adam Chodzko, Susan Hiller, Aernout Mik and Jamie Shovlin.

The gallery has also displayed outstanding projects by UCA students and the annual BA and MA Graduation Shows.

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Exhibiting artists