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Mead Gallery

Please Note - From autumn 2018 until spring 2021, the Mead Gallery is closed as part of the redevelopment of Warwick Arts Centre. During this time, the Mead exhibition programme is being taken outside, exhibitions, events and art activities for all ages will take place across the University campus and beyond.

Full information can be found on the Mead Gallery Home Page

Past Exhibitions

A full archive of past exhibitions can be found on the Mead Gallery website - Archive

Summer 2018 - John Piper

Spring 2018 - Clare Woods - Reality Dimmed

Autumn 2017 - Kaleidoscope - Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art. An Arts Council Touring Exhibition.

Summer 2017 - Room -Curated by Laura Lord from Sadie Coles HQ, London

Spring 2017 - Subodh Gupta - From Far Away Uncle Moon Calls

Autumn 2016 - The Human Document - The Photography of Persuasion from 1930s America to Present Day

Summer 2016 - Another Minimalism - A Touring exhibition from the Fruitmarket Gallery

Spring 2016 - Gerard Byrne 1/125 of a second

Autumn 2015 - Making It - Sculpture in Britain: 1977-1986 A Touring Exhibition from the Arts Council Collection

Summer 2015 - Imagining a University -Fifty Years of the University of Warwick Art Collection

Spring 2015 - Close and Far: Russian Photography Now - A touring exhibition from Calvert 22 Gallery and John Akomfrah: The Unfinished Conversation

Autumn 2014 - Unreliable Evidence, The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour - The Execution of Maximilian by Edouard Manet

Summer 2014 - Jeremy Deller Curates All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Spring 2014 - Uncommon Ground Land Art in Britian 1966 - 1979

Autumn 2013 - The World Turned Upside Down Buster Keaton Sculpture and the Absurd

Summer 2013 - Katie Paterson: In Another Time and Artists' Plans for Sustainability

Spring 2013 - Workplace: Work by Adel Abidin, Emily Jacir, Joao Onofre, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, John Wood and Paul Harrison.

Autumn 2012 - Aeneas Wilder - Untitled #162 & Transitions - Drawings from the collection of mima

Summer 2012 - Maestros - Douglas Gordon - Feature Film - Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno - Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait

The Indiscipline of Painting - International Abstraction from the 1960s to now

Mel Brimfield / Dickinson & McCarthy / Tom Hunter - Autumn 2011

Hubert Dalwood - Landscape into Sculpture and Anni Albers - Design Pioneer

Hannah Starkey - 29 Pictures - Spring 2011

Traverse Me & Journeys into the Disregarded - Summer 2010  

Miguel Palma - Jaguar & Destination - Works from the University Art Collection  

Unpopular Culture  

A Duck for Mr Darwin  


Hijack Reality  

Stint - Phyllida Barlow  

Double Agent  

Girl Rider Cullinan + Richards  

João Penalva  

The Painting Show - Slipping Abstraction.  

Jonas Mekas - Brief Glimpses of Beauty.  

Hurvin Anderson and Henriette Grahnert

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1994 Paintmarks / A Sparkling Party / Living Archives: Works by Rose Garrard 1973-1994 / Edwardian Women Photographers: Christina Broom, Olive Edis, Alice Hughes, Eveleen Myers / The American Way: Views on Use - Function in American Ceramics Exhibition / Eileen Cooper: Lifelines / Antinomies: Works by Evelyn Williams / Josef Albers / Fish, Bird, Animal: Prints, Paintings and Drawings by Julian Meredith / Flint Sepulchre: Sculptures and Drawings by Keir Smith / Bill Brandt: Photographs 1928-1983

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1993 Cadences of the Heart: Works from South Asia in British Collections / For Public Pleasure / Twentieth Century British Paintings from the Collections of Rugby Borough Council and Sheffield City Council / Recent British Sculpture from the Arts Council Collection / The Body of Drawing: Drawings by Sculptors / Accumulations Paintings by Lisa Milroy and John Murphy / Introducing Craft: Works from the Crafts Council Collection / To Camera: Light, Action, Sound / Countervail: Nicole Charlett, Elizabeth Chaplin, Judith Dean, Natalie Dower, Tam Giles, Jean Spencer, Susan Tebby, Jane Wilbraham / Flora Photographica: Masterpieces of Flower Photography / Peter Lanyon: Air, Land and Sea

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1992 Shiko Munakata: Master of the Woodblock / Pick of the Pics / Simon Lewty: Terra Incognita / Robert Doisneau: A Retrospective / Double Take: Comparing the Art of Graphic and Photographic Portraiture / The Weaker Vessel: The Role of Women During the Mid 17th Century / Michael Porter: Close to the Ground / Texas Realism / The Art of Ruins: Adela Breton and the Temples of Mexico / The Gatherer: Garry Fabian Miller

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1991 An Economy of Signs: Contemporary Indian Photographs / A Different View: Works Selected from the Rugby Collection / Mari Mahr; Isolated Incidents / The Rugby Collection / The Pick of the Permanent Collection to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary / Like the Face of the Moon: The Art of Discovery / Art in the Open: Six Romanian Artists / Keith Arnatt: Rubbish and Recollections / Delicious Solitude: Drawings by John Hubbard, Photographs by Paul Joyce / Richard Deacon

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1990 Jim Whiting's Mechanical Extravaganza / Gerrit Rietveld: Furniture and the House for Mrs Schroder / The Tree of Life: New Images of an Ancient Symbol / Art from South Africa / Henry Moore: The Small Sculptures / Thomas Lowinsky / Tom Phillips: The Portrait Works / Michael Rothenstein: Painter and Printmaker / Posada: Messenger of Mortality.

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1989 New Icons / Anthony Green's Mirror / People and Portraits / Singular Visions / US-UK Print Collection / English Cathedrals: Drawings by Dennis Creffield / Graham Nickson / The Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan / Faces and Places: The Rugby Collection

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1988 BP 10th British International Print Biennale: Britain and Australia / Sir Sidney Nolan: Figures in a Landscape / Ralph Brown: Sculpture and Drawings / David Hugo: Between Scylla and Charybdis / African Vision Sculpture and Masks from West Africa / The Baron de Ferrieres Collection / Metal and Motion: Contemporary Sculpture / Anthony Whishaw: Reflections After 'Las Meninas' / Hannah Hoch: Collages / Knowing Your Place: Artists' Parish Maps   

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1987 Fifty Years of British Art: the Rugby Collection / David West: Castles in the Air / Artists in Warwickshire Schools / Midland View IV: Sculpture Show On the Town: Dick Whall / Beyond Image - The Boyle Family: Earth Sculptures / To Build A Cathedral Coventry Cathedral 1945-62 / P.H. Emerson: Photography, Life and Landscape / Revelation for the Hands / The Frampton Flora / The Japanese Eye / Japanese Woodblock Prints / Kumihimo

Mead Gallery Exhibitions 1986 Artists in the Theatre: Expressionism, Dada, Purism on Stage / The Danish Show: Paintings / David Drew; Basket Maker / Tierra y Libertad / Rain sun snow hail mist calm: Photoworks by Andy Goldsworthy / Leger's 'Le Pas d'Acier' / Surprises in Store: Fifty Years of British Art

The New Mead Gallery 1986