Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre

Mead Gallery
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The Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre – the cool, white, light space – presents touring shows and newly curated exhibitions.

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Opening hours

Open from noon to 9pm Monday to Saturday.

Closed: Sundays and during academic vacations

Admission charges

Admission is FREE.

The University of Warwick owns a substantial and growing collection of paintings, sculpture and ceramics, which now numbers about 700 items and are displayed in numerous locations across the three campuses as well as the Mead Gallery in Warwick Arts Centre.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art

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

MAKING IT: Sculpture in Britain: 1977-1986

  • 8 October — 29 November 2015 *on now

The late 1970s and 1980s witnessed the emergence of a younger generation of artists working in the UK who began to receive international attention for practices which, although incredibly diverse, shared a revived interest in the sculpted object, in materials, and in ideas around making. Making It is the first exhibition to survey this exciting moment in British sculpture. It shows how approaches to object making were reinvigorated by the breakthroughs in conceptual and performance art made by preceding generations and by sculptural and cultural inspirations from beyond these shores.

Drawn primarily from the holdings of the Arts Council Collection and augmented with major loans from important UK public and private collections, Making It represents the work of over 40 artists including Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Cornelia Parker and Alison Wilding. This substantial exhibition embraces a wide range of sculptural practices, highlighting shared concerns, as well as important differences, between and within established groups.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick Arts Centre
The University of Warwick


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