Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is a public venue dedicated to the commissioning, production and presentation of innovative new practice across the fields of art, design and architecture.
From its island location along the Hogsmill River, the Gallery generates an onsite, offsite and online programme of fellowships, exhibitions, participatory projects and events that engages audiences within the wider community, encourages research excellence in the arts and contributes to the regional, national and international cultural environments.
Stanley Picker Fellowships support contemporary art and design practitioners to create a significant body of new work as part of Kingston University’s wider research culture while providing locals and students with the exciting opportunity of tracing a project from start to completion.
Previous appointments include 2015 Turner Prize nominee Nicole Wermers, 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price and London Design Medal recipients El Ultimo Grito. Current Fellows are designers Onkar Kular and Yemi Awosile and artists Oreet Ashery and Simon Martin.
Participation at Stanley Picker Gallery includes work with local schools, group visits, public workshops, lectures and events, onsite, offsite and online projects, family activities and volunteering experience.
All activities are designed to complement the core programme, directly engage visitors in the life of the gallery and provide opportunities to learn more about contemporary art and design.