Frequently Asked Questions
Exhibitions Proposals Policy
The Mead Gallery’s exhibitions and commissions result from direct invitations to artists by members of the curatorial team, and is planned up to two years in advance. However, we also consider proposals from artists and curators. We would ask that each proposal takes into account our current, past and future exhibition programme as outlined in the ‘Programme’ pages of this website, and makes a specific case for the Mead Gallery as a venue. If you would like to submit a proposal, please send it to Fiona Venables, Assistant Curator, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Please include a SAE if you would like your proposal returned. Please do not send any original material or anything that you need returned to you within one month. Due to the high volume of proposals we receive, we cannot guarantee individual feedback.
The Mead Gallery does not hire its space for private exhibitions that would form part of its programme.
University of Warwick Art Collection
The University of Warwick Art Collection is an accredited public art collection. This means its policies are formally approved by Arts Council England. Acquisitions must make a significant contribution to the Collection and are formally approved by the Art Collection Committee. Works are on display across campus. A website provides information about the Collection as a whole and of individual works.
Schools and College visits
We welcome visits by schools and colleges. Resource materials may be available for particular exhibitions or aspects of the collection. These can be downloaded here:
Exhibitions – www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/education/teachers-resources/
Collection – www.warwick.ac.uk/services/art/resources/
We are happy to open the Mead Gallery before 12noon to facilitate visits. Contact the Education Officer Carly Mee to discuss your requirements.
There are no current vacancies at the Mead Gallery.
When positions do become available, they will be posted through the University of Warwick’s job recruitment site, which can be found here.
Stewards are recruited annually with intakes in September.
The Mead Gallery supports students and graduates who are seeking to gain some experience for entry into a career in the arts. For more information, please email Sarah Shalgosky, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mead Gallery is available for corporate hire. The gallery can accommodate a range of corporate hospitality events including receptions, seminars, presentations and launches. The Mead Gallery is available for hire during term-time only (Oct-Dec, Jan- Mar, Apr-Jun). At all other times and during University vacations the gallery becomes a venue for Warwick Conference Park.
The galleries are available for hire Monday – Saturday from 9am –12pm and 9pm onwards, and from 12pm-6pm on Sundays.
The Mead Gallery is an L-shaped space of 600 square metres, which is divisible into three white cube galleries.
The maximum capacity for the gallery is 400. Please be aware that under certain conditions due to fragile and valuable artworks, it may not always be possible to consume food or drinks in the gallery spaces. In addition, the appearance of the gallery may alter dramatically from exhibition to exhibition and so prior visits are advised. The Mead Gallery does not hire its space for private exhibitions.
All rates will include basic staff costs and the use of basic furniture. Should you require technical support or equipment, these can be booked for an extra charge. The Mead Gallery can provide a wide range of equipment including data projectors, screens, overhead projectors, laptops, CD players, DVD players, video players, slide projectors, televisions, a PA system, and microphones.