UH Art Collection
The University of Hertfordshire Art Collection comprises of 500 artworks displayed across its campuses. A wonderfully diverse collection, it features 13 impressive external sculptures and a portfolio of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics and mixed-media works.
The Sculpture Walk presents an eclectic group of works which map the changing characteristics of British Sculpture since the 1950s. Experience the walk for yourself through this video.
Click below to view our Interactive Sculpture Walk Map (hover over numbers to access further information about each sculpture).
The UH Art Collection is dispersed across publicly accessible sites on the College Lane and de Havilland campuses and the Fielder Centre, integrating artworks with the internal architecture and defining outside public spaces. Artworks enhance the University environment by presenting modern and contemporary art in places where people study, work and visit. The collection seeks to inspire and provoke, to generate new conversations for the University and regional communities.
Chapman Gallery is one of the main gallery spaces dedicated to showcasing the University’s Art Collection. The architecture bears witness to the institution's incredible evolution – for over sixty years this was the gateway into Hatfield Technical College, then Hatfield Polytechnic and now the University of Hertfordshire.
Take a digital tour of the Chapman Gallery:
UH Art Collection Paintings showcase:
UH Art Collection Prints & Photography showcase:
UH Art Collection Textile & Mixed Media works showcase:
UH Art Collection Sculptures & 3D works showcase:
To explore our entire Collection visit our online database on eHive by clicking below.
The Collection has 3 key strands: (1) Historical - includes works by artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Reg Butler, (2) Contemporary Artists - this group has been developed through UH Arts’ exhibition programme and membership of the Contemporary Art Society and includes works by Andy Goldsworthy and Alan Davie, (3) Student/Staff - includes works by Sam Jury and Diane MacLean.