Morley Exhibitions

Since the 1920s, Morley Exhibitions has been supporting the creative development of Morley’s students and providing cultural engagement across all centres and subjects.

Based across nine display spaces at the Waterloo, Chelsea and North Kensington Centres, Morley Exhibitions maintains a regular programme to showcase the talents of the student and staff community. 

Morley College London is home to artists working across all art forms and at all stages of their careers: students, emerging and established. Our exhibitions programme presents new ideas and different perspectives in ways that are inclusive, innovative and inspiring.

Most prominent of our exhibition spaces is Morley Gallery, a two story state-of-the-art art gallery in a converted pub at the Waterloo Centre. Opened in 1969, it is currently in the last stages of a major refurbishment and will reopen in Spring 2021. We’re excited to announce a new programme of shows in the new year.

Morley Exhibitions also maintains our important permanent collection of artworks on display around the college buildings. This including murals by Edward Bawden and large installation paintings by Martin Froy, John Piper and Bridget Riley. Also on show are portraits of Morley’s principals painted by Maggi Hambling, a highly valued member of our teaching staff since the 1970s.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitions and displays can be seen online at www.morleygallery.com. We look forward to welcoming you back to our physical spaces soon!

Figuratively Speaking | Work in Progress by the Zsuzsi Roboz Art Scholars 2019-20

Morley Gallery presents an online pop-up exhibition by Jenny Bell and Helen Johannessen, the Zsuzsi Roboz art scholars for 2019-21. The digital exhibition, curated by Steve Wright (Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship Coordinator and personal tutor) and the gallery team, shows work in progress made at Morley during their time as scholars. It’s an informal display of experiments, new skills and visual research that offers intriguing insights into how these two artists think and create their art.

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Situated in a former pub adjacent to the Waterloo Centre, Morley Gallery occupies the whole of the ground floor with six imposing windows facing Westminster Bridge Road and King Edward Walk. The building is also home to painting, drawing and print studios on the first, second and third floors.

Morley Gallery programmes between eight and twelve exhibitions a year, showcasing painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, textiles, installations, digital and sound art by independent artists and groups. Over the past 40 years many high-profile artists have exhibited in the gallery, including solo exhibitions by Peter Blake and Maggi Hambling.

Morley Exhibitions at Morley Gallery and the display spaces across our centres provide a vibrant and engaging backdrop to college life, with a strong commitment to exhibit work made by Morley students. 

For some students, such as those studying on the Advanced Painting and Advanced Textile Workshop courses, exhibiting in Morley Gallery provides an important part of their academic year and also provides experience in promotion, sales and enterprise.