Based on the spirit of the French Revolution, Beyond the Barricade brings artists from various nations together to look at different dimensions of revolutions. By documenting past upheavals and recent events, the exhibition aims to present artistic creation as a form of social and political action.

Featuring artists: Thirsty Bstrd, Jimmy Cauty, Daniel Etter, Peihang Huang, Gavin Jantjes, kennardphillipps, Marina Naprushkina, Ahmet Ögüt, Keith Piper, Miss Pokeno, Jamie Reid, Warren Richardson, Francesco Tuccio, Art of Maidan

Curated by the School of Arts’s MA Curating students.

Open Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 17:00

Special Saturday openings 6th, 20th October and 10th and 24th November, 11:00 – 15:00


27 September: Private View including a live performance by street artist Thirsty Bstrd, 6-8pm (Studio 3 Gallery and School of Arts Foyer)

18 October: Talk by Dr Ben Marsh, Senior Lecturer of History, 4pm (Salon, Studio 3 Gallery)

26 October: In-conversation between ‘Beyond the Barricade’ artist Peihang Huang and Dr Grant Pooke, Senior Lecturer of History of Art, 4pm (Salon, Studio 3 Gallery)

2 November: Screening of Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’, 6:30pm (Gulbenkian) – Tickets available soon.

22 November: Screening of ‘He Named Me Malala’, 6:30pm (Gulbenkian) –  Tickets available soon.

Exhibition supported by: School of Arts, University of Kent, School of History, University of Kent and the nationally funded project, the Age of Revolution, in partnership with Waterloo 200