Creating a Space to Showcase Creativity

Opened by globally acclaimed artist and former student Conrad Atkinson, our Vallum Gallery is home to a number of in-house and external exhibitions each year. 


Finalist Carlisle Living Award Logo, Finalist Carlisle Living Award LogoIn 2019, the Gallery and its Degree Show, which showcases the final work of our BA Hons students every year, were also Finalists for Art or Cultural Initiative of the Year at the Carlisle Living Award.

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If you would like to discuss hosting an exhibition in the Vallum Gallery, please contact Gallery Curator Laura Baxter.



In response to the latest Government advice with regards to the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Cumbria is temporarily closing the Vallum Gallery to the public as of today, Thursday 19 March, until we are advised we can reopen.


We are postponing the upcoming exhibitions of ‘now-here’ somewhere-nowhere; the Foundation Art & Design Exhibition; The Degree Show 2020; and Behind the Scenes of the ‘Life of a Mountain’ Documentary Series.


We will be in touch once we have been advised it is safe to reopen. Updates will be posted on our social media sites and the university website.


Thank you to all our audiences and local community for your continued support. We wish you all well at this uncertain time.

Vallum Gallery Exhibitions Programme

POSTPONED - Foundation Art & Design Exhibition - University of Cumbria Students

Carlisle - Brampton Road | 05/ May/ 2020

This exhibition showcases the diverse artwork, inspirations and creative processes of our students studying the Foundation Art & Design course at the Institute of Arts.

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POSTPONED - The Degree Show 2020 - University of Cumbria Graduating Students

Carlisle - Brampton Road | 30/ May/ 2020

POSTPONED - A celebration of our BA degree students' work across all art forms. In 2019, the Gallery and its Degree Show were also Finalists for Art or Cultural Initiative of the Year at the Carlisle Living Awards.

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POSTPONED - Behind the Scenes of the ‘Life of a Mountain’ - Terry Abraham

Carlisle - Brampton Road | 22/ Jun/ 2020

Behind the scenes of the BBC Four series ‘Life of a Mountain’ with filmmaker Terry Abraham.

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MA Show 2020 - University of Cumbria Postgraduate Students

Carlisle - Brampton Road | 24/ Aug/ 2020

A showcase of our postgraduate students' final work.

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