UHArts (University of Hertfordshire Arts) brings a rich arts and culture programme to our campuses and our local communities. We share the best visual arts, live arts, music, film, design and media across our University sites, in Hatfield and St Albans. Collaborating with artists and performers, we commission and present ambitious and relevant work, informed by research.
Our visual arts and design programme is presented in the Art & Design Gallery on campus and at St Albans Museum + Gallery. Working with emerging and established artists, we initiate a series of exhibitions, creative sessions, installations and commissions.
The Art & Design Gallery was constructed in 1998, as part of the University’s School of Creative Arts. It is a large atrium space and also functions as the school’s entrance. With its vast glass-fronted wall and six-metre-high ceilings, the light-diffused gallery offers 100 metres of hanging space and 250 square metres of floor space. It works particularly well for site-specific and site-sensitive installations.
Since June 2018, UHArts in partnership with the St Albans Museum + Gallery, has contributed a vibrant visual arts programme across varied spaces within the St Albans Town Hall building – engaging broadly with artists, audiences and the site.