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Hardwick Centre for Fine Art & Photography

Hardwick is a thriving hub of creativity with its own spacious Photography and Fine Art studios

Hardwick is home to the Centre for Art and Photography which sees students explore their creativity in dedicated studio spaces including a dark room, a processing room, a Mac suite, the dedicated fine art studios and the sculpture yard, all packed with industry-standard equipment.   

The on-campus Hardwick Gallery also offers a diverse programme of public exhibitions, talks and discussions supported by practising artists, photographers and creative directors.


Address: St Paul’s Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL50 4BS

Centre for Fine Art & Photography

Just a few minutes’ walk from the main campus is a thriving hub of creativity for our fine art and photography students. It offers year-round exhibitions in the gallery, including our own third-year Degree Show, where students showcase their work to visiting artists and the public.

  • Fine art studios – large ceilings and open spaces offer a blank canvas for fine art students to get creative and push the boundaries. You’ll have your own dedicated space to experiment, with access to a range of facilities including 3D printers, printmaking, sculpting workshops and digital suites.
  • Photography studios – an all-white light studio and black dark studio offer students the opportunity to play with natural and controlled lighting options. A dark room, processing space, digital suites and equipment booth accompany the studios so students can develop skills in a range of photography styles.
Student hanging up their artwork
A man looking through a magnifying glass in a darkroom with redlight

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