Visual Arts at Christ's College


About Us

The Visual Arts Steering Group has overall responsibility for supervising the visual arts in College and for updating these webpages. The current committee is chaired by Carrie Vout and comprises Martin JohnsonDavid Norman (Hon. Keeper of the College Portraits), Sarah Franklin, Ori Beck, David Trippett, James Cahill and Judy Zhou with advice from Alan Munro and William Steen.

Christ's has a long tradition of fostering the visual arts, and our alumni include Anthony Caro (sculptor), Nicholas Serota (Director of The Tate), Philip King (sculptor), Anthony Smith (sculptor), Auguste Bréal (painter), Charles Suamarez Smith (historian), Simon Schama (historian) and Dee Ferris (painter), amongst others.

Christ’s College has a  thriving Visual Arts Centre consisting of a Gallery and six artist's studios. The centre is both studios and a teaching centre, with weekly life drawing classes run in term time for members of the College and University.