Art Exhibitions

Sarum College’s visual arts programme includes exhibitions throughout the year. We occasionally have displays of the sketches, drawings and maquettes of sculptures in Salisbury Cathedral exhibitions and opportunities for local arts groups and schools to show their work.

Art speaks to everyone. As part of the divine process of creativity, reflecting on the Christian message in the context of creativity can be a profoundly spiritual process, as well as one which stretches and challenges our preconceptions about the world.

Sarum College celebrates art for beauty, pleasure and learning. The art, the building and those working, visiting and learning here are woven together as there is no dedicated gallery space. The College offers a wide range of arts-related courses to complement the visual arts programme.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public daily. Opening hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 2pm.

For more information about art exhibitions at Sarum College, contact Christine Nielsen-Craig, director of development and marketing at Sarum College.

Current Exhibition


DSCF3651_editedWebAnna Simmons

Exhibition of paintings by Anna Simmons on the theme of light shining in dark places. Some of the pictures were painted in response to a pilgrimage tour led by the bishop Anna attended last summer.

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Forthcoming Exhibition


Magna Carta Women by Tracy Satchwill
Friday 25 September to Saturday 24 October 2015

MC-WomenLR_webTracy draws on elements from history to make playful, theatrical collage. She is interested in creating dreamlike stories in her work and juxtaposing them against a sense of history’s overarching narrative. The result is an interaction between the documentation of real events and a fanciful, decorative aesthetic. In this project, she explores a chapter in the history of feminism. The Magna Carta established several important rights for women of the time, for example: ‘at her husband’s death, a widow may have her marriage portion and inheritance at once and without trouble…. No widow shall be compelled to marry, so long as she wishes to remain without a husband.’

The Magna Carta Women exhibition is a four-panel digital collage celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and depicting the development of the women’s rights campaign since it was signed. The Magna Carta scroll itself will form a pathway in the woods, populated by 50 notable women in British civic life (eg Mary Wollstonecraft, Emily Pankhurst, Catherine of Aragon and modern campaigners such as Laura Bates) who have contributed to gains in women’s rights. Satchwill has drawn inspiration from stained glass windows, the predominant visual art form at the time of the Magna Carta.

Previous Exhibitions


David Carson Shaw Exhibition
2 August to 30 August 2014

Sanctuary at Sarum
4 April to 23 July 2014

Botanical35x35Botanical Painting Exhibition
13 January to 2 March 2014

Stewards of the EarthStewards of the Earth
5 September to 6 December 2013

Abrahams' iPadAbrahams’ iPad
4 March to 28 April 2013

Through a Glass Darkly
22 September to 3 December 2012

Avenue of Champions
23 June to 15 September 2012

The Art of Healing
28 January to 8 May 2012

The Word: A Reflection on the King James Bible
2 September to 19 December 2011

Studies for Sculpture
22 July to 26 August 2011