Herbert Read Gallery at UCA Canterbury

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The Herbert Read Gallery is the campus exhibition space at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Canterbury.

Founded in 1984 and rebuilt in 2001, and named after the poet, art writer and anarchist Herbert Read.

Admission is free

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Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Our library holds the Herbert Read Collection - material by and about Herbert Read. Public access is available.

If you are interested in Read's work or would like some more information on what our collection contains, please contact Annamarie McKie on 01622 620041 or email at amckie@ucreative.ac.uk

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

From Rochester with Love. Conversations in the Midst of the Syrian Conflict

  • 19 February — 18 March 2016

This exhibition functions as a counter-point to the mainstream media news about the on-going war in Syria by focusing on the intimate communications between the artist and her family back in Damascus.

Hala Georges, who arrived to the UK four years ago, has produced a series of films, animations, audio pieces, and an installation inspired by the testimonies and long-distance conversations with her friends and relatives. The presentation of these materials in the gallery creates a space of encounter with the hidden stories of those anonymous citizens affected by the conflict.



Herbert Read Gallery at UCA Canterbury
University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
New Dover Road






Gallery direct line

01227 817302

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