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


Anna Simmons Exhibition

Paintings by Anna Simmons are on display throughout Sarum College on the theme of light shining in dark places.

Anna has painted all her life, but she did not receive a formal training in her youth.

In later life, after her children had left home, she gave up her job as a teacher to devote herself to painting. She then studied at St. Martin’s and this period inspired a particular direction in her work which continues today.

Anna has had one woman shows in London, Bath and America, and has sold widely all over the world, including Italy, Switzerland and Germany.

Past Exhibitions


Interpretation by Sarum Artists
7 November 2017 to 8 January 2018

Lingering Ghosts by Sam Ivin
19 August to 24 September 2017

Subjectivity by Isabel De Almeida
9 June to 31 July 2017

Paint Me This Way by Susan Carr
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 by Tracy Satchwill
28 September to 24 October 2015

David Carson Shaw Exhibition
2 August to 30 August 2014

Sanctuary at Sarum by John Maine
4 April to 23 July 2014

Botanical35x35Botanical Painting Exhibition by Sally Pond
13 January to 2 March 2014

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

Abrahams' iPadAbrahams’ iPad by Anthony Abrahams
4 March to 28 April 2013

Through a Glass Darkly
22 September to 3 December 2012

Avenue of Champions by Ben Dearnley
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 by Sean Henry
22 July to 26 August 2011