UH Art Collection
The University of Hertfordshire Art Collection comprises of 500 artworks displayed across its campuses. A wonderfully diverse collection, it features 14 impressive external sculptures and a portfolio of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics and mixed-media works.
The Sculpture Walk features a diverse collection of pieces that chart the evolution of British sculpture since the 1950s. Click on the interactive map below and hover over the numbers to explore the Sculpture Walk and learn more about the sculptures in the Art Collection.
Or watch the Sculpture Walk Tour narrated by our curators and experience the walk for yourself through this video.
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.
The Collection has 3 key strands:
- Historical - includes works by artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Reg Butler.
- 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
- Student/ Staff - includes works by Sam Jury and Diane MacLean.