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Mead Gallery

The University of Warwick’s Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre is one of the most distinctive exhibition spaces in the UK.

In 2018 the Mead Gallery was part of Warwick Arts Centre’s major refurbishment to create a new space where people can meet, create, discuss and discover the arts. 

Now on the ground floor of Warwick Arts Centre, the Mead Gallery was originally built in 1986 and quickly developed an international reputation for its exhibitions of contemporary art. 

It has presented the work of world-renowned artists including Hurvin Anderson, Phyllida Barlow, Gerard Byrne, João Penalva and Lindsay Seers, as well as major survey exhibitions including The Indiscipline of Painting and Slipping Abstraction.

Founded in 1965, the University of Warwick’s art collection features major works by some of the most exciting artists of the last 56 years including Richard Deacon, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Eva Rothschild, Hurvin Anderson, Alison Wilding, Zarina Bhimji, Glenn Ligon, Fiona Rae Jade Fadojutimi and Caroline Walker and Catherine Yass. 

They include paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and ceramics.  You can visit and explore 25 outdoor sculptures, which are installed across campus, along footpaths, in green spaces, in woods and by lakes.  

The Mead Gallery opens in University term-times. Entry is free.

Accessibility guide for the Mead Gallery


Kaleidoscope (2017)

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An empty Mead Gallery
A backstage corridor leading through a slightly open door into the Mead Gallery
Doors to the Mead Gallery
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