KARST cre­ates space for tak­ing risks, where artists and cura­tors can exper­i­ment, pro­voke, dis­rupt and innovate.

Founded in 2012 by artists who wanted to develop an artist-led space in Plymouth to show the best international contemporary art, in less than a decade KARST has grown to become the most ambitious independent gallery in the South West.

KARST is based in an iconic industrial building, but think beyond their walls and invite projects from anywhere where art, ideas, and life meet. Our space affords time to think and ask questions. It’s an experimental workshop, a safe place to take risks, a place for ambitions beyond defined outcomes. It’s also an incubator for new talent.