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


by Sarum Artists 

Interpretation is an essential part in the creation of art. It is an entirely subjective process so imposes no boundaries on the creator, or the witness, of the art. Each should gain by their own personal judgement.

The theme of this exhibition was chosen to stimulate discussion and challenge the individual artist and the observer. If you find it stimulating, confrontational or even, confusing, then it has succeeded!

The Sarum Artists group came together in 2006 after completing courses of study at Salisbury. Their aim is to encourage and promote creative work by their members. As a group they include painters, printmakers, sculptors and book-makers: there are no set boundaries.

This exhibition features work by Becca Allen, Ray Brotherton, Teresa Corona, Jenny Frazer, Penny Hewitt, Judith Kemsley, Phillip Hutchings, J.E. Manser, Sally Middleton, Judith Morane-Griffiths, Moira Ross (left), Jane Shepherd, Nikki Sheppard and Kate Skillings (above).

The exhibition is free and open daily at Sarum College until Monday 8 January 2018.

Past Exhibitions

Lingering Ghosts by Sam Ivin
19 August to 24 September 2017

An exhibition of hand-scratched portraits of those seeking asylum in the UK and find themselves in a state of limbo here, having to await news of their application for months or even years. Their stories recount the experience of lost identity and frustration as they wait to learn their fate. Yet as we learn from the documented conversations, we recognise them as fathers, mothers, sons and daughters – human beings, after all.

Sam Ivin is a photographer whose work focuses on social issues and the people connected with them. Alongside the images, Sam documents stories and perspectives to offer a more personal, tangible understanding of his subjects.

Subjectivity by Isabel De Almeida
July 2017

This exhibition by Isabel De Almeida displays work from different series created as part of her self-enquiry during her student years at Bath Spa University.

Isabel De Almedia is an artist who lives and works in Salisbury and has taken part in various group exhibitions locally, in Somerset and in London. Her work is influenced by philosophical elements in relation to a higher truth about identity and what makes us unique.

Paint Me This Way
11 November 2016 to 7 January 2017

Lever Arts in Residence
1 August to 22 August 2016

Relationships by Sophie Ryder
12 February to 3 July 2016

Salisbury Art Trail at Sarum College
3 October to 11 October 2015

Magna Carta Women
28 September to 24 October 2015

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