Creating a space to showcase creativity

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

Contact Us

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

2018 - 2019 Vallum Gallery Exhibitions Programme

Monday 17th September - Friday 5th October 2018          

‘Drawings by Alan Stones’

An exhibition of drawings selected from work made over 48 years.  Alan Stones is a well established artist based in the Eden Valley in Cumbria. He graduated from St. Martin’s School of Art, London in 1971 and has been working full time as an artist ever since.  Alan has exhibited widely, including two solo UK touring exhibitions.  He says: “I love drawing and it is central to all that I do as a painted and printmaker.  This exhibition at the Vallum Gallery is an exciting opportunity for me to bring together key works from across my career.”

For more information about Alan’s work please visit his website - www.alanstones.co.uk

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event Thursday 20th September 6.00pm-8.00pm with artist talk.

Open Day for all undergraduate & postgraduate courses all day on Saturday 6th October.

 

Friday 12th October - Friday 2nd November 2018

‘Luke McGarry Exhibition’

An exhibition in collaboration with the award winning Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, which attracts global comic art celebrities to Cumbria.  One such luminary is Luke McGarry, an illustrator, cartoonist, animator and designer from Manchester, now based in Los Angeles.  His cartoons have featured in The New York Observer and he has created animations and music videos for Universal Music Group & Epitaph Records, to name a few.  He is half of the design outfit Fantastic Heat Brothers and sings & plays bass in the band Pop Noir.

For more information about Luke’s work visit his website - www.lukemcgarry.com

For more information about the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival please see comicartfestival.com

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event with artist talk (date and time will be confirmed on the gallery Facebook & Twitter).

Open Day for all undergraduate & postgraduate courses all day on Saturday 3rd November.

 

Monday 19th November - Friday 14th December 2018

‘POP - Brian Griffin Solo Show’

An international touring exhibition by award winning photographer Brian Griffin, recipient of the Royal Photographic Society’s ‘centenary medal’ for lifetime achievement, he has photographed diverse subjects including many stars of stage and screen.  Brian has worked extensively as a film director making TV commercials, music videos and short films.  He was commissioned by George Lucas to photograph the actors behind the scenes of the iconic ‘Star Wars.’  Brian’s client list is a ‘who’s who’ of celebrities and international corporations. He has produced work for iconic artists such as Kate Bush, Iggy Pop, REM & Sir Paul McCartney and global brands such as Levi, Coca Cola, Nike & Sony.

For more information about Brian’s work visit his website - http://www.briangriffin.co.uk

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event with artist talk (date and time will be confirmed on the gallery Facebook & Twitter).

 

Monday 14th January 2019 - Friday 8th February 2019     

‘Wildlife Media Exhibition’

A showcase of film and photography produced by BA Wildlife Media students as part of their degree, featuring diverse work from detailed macro photography to drone footage of aerial landscapes, night time photography of constellations to documentary film making. 

Follow our Wildlife Media activities on Twitter via https://twitter.com/uocwildlife

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event (date and time will be confirmed on the gallery Facebook & Twitter).

 

Monday 18th February - Friday 8th March 2019   

‘Prism Arts Collaborative Exhibition’

A collaborative exhibition between local arts organisation Prism Arts and our BA Fine Art staff and students.  Founded in 1987, Prism Arts has worked as an inclusive arts organisation and charity for over 30 years, developing a variety of projects that enable disabled people, young people and older people to engage in the arts. Their vision is - “a society where everyone can create, access, engage, experience, and participate in excellent arts practice irrespective of age, ability or health.”

For more information about Prism Arts visit their website - www.prismarts.org.uk 

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event with artists talk (date and time will be confirmed on the gallery Facebook & Twitter.

 

Thursday 21st March - Thursday 25th April 2019

‘Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2018’

This open competitive exhibition for 15-24 year olds across Cumbria is organised in partnership with the arts initiative ‘C-Art’ & regional arts development agency ‘Eden Arts.’  As part of ‘C-Art,’ ’Young C-Art’ aims to develop opportunities and provide valuable experience in the arts for young people in Cumbria, including as exhibiting artists and as curators.  For the ‘Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year’ exhibition, a Top 30 are selected by a panel of experts from 100’s of entries.  The Top 30 then feature in an online gallery on the C-Art website and are exhibited in The Vallum Gallery.

For more information about C-Art visit their website www.c-art.org.uk and Eden Arts via www.edenarts.co.uk

For information about how to apply to ‘Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year’ visit http://c-art.org.uk/artists/young-cumbrian-artist-of-the-year/

 

Associated Events

Opening night with presentation of awards, artist talk, online gallery of shortlisted artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 7th May - Friday 17th May 2019

’BA Photography 2nd Year Expo’

This is a showcase of second year BA Photography work where students critically explore ideas and issues that concern the personal and the collective. The eclectic nature of the show is testament to the reach of the photographic medium and the imagination of the contributors.

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event (date and time will be confirmed on the gallery Facebook & Twitter).

 

 

Saturday 1st June (closed Sunday 2nd June) - Friday 7th June 2019                                      

‘The Degree Show 2019’

A celebration of our BA degree student’s work across all art forms, which takes place across the entire Carlisle campus, including within the Vallum Gallery, with performing arts showcase events in the theatres and film screenings in the lecture rooms.

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event on Friday 31st May 2019 (timing details will be confirmed on the gallery Facebook & Twitter).

 

 

Monday 8th July - Friday 2nd August 2019                                           

‘London Showcase 2019’

A selected exhibition of work from graduating students who were featured in the University of Cumbria’s two prestigious London showcase visual arts events.

‘Free Range’ is a summer season of graduate art, design and photography exhibitions, held at the Old Truman Brewery, London, forming the largest creative graduate showcase in Europe.  3,000 students take over 3 floors of warehouse space showcasing their work, with exhibitions changing weekly.

Design & Art Direction (D&AD) is a British educational charity which exists to promote excellence in design and advertising.  Institute of Arts students exhibit their work annually in the Design & Art Direction ’New Blood’ festival, which also takes place at The Old Truman Brewery, London.

For more information about Design & Art Direction (D&AD) visit their website - www.dandad.org

For more information about Freerange visit their website - www.free-range.org.uk

 

Associated Events

Exhibition preview event (date and time will be confirmed on the gallery Facebook & Twitter).