FAQ 2244
What is Art at BU?

The Art department is part of Culture and Sport department and sits within Student Services.  

Fine art is an important part of BU and greatly enhances the look and atmosphere of the University. We aim to display artwork that is thought provoking and engaging for the viewer and fits with our BU2018 vision. As we go about our daily lives, using the facilities on campus, art is a part of our surroundings that promotes a sense of wellbeing and relaxation for all to enjoy and share.

There are various art works displayed throughout both Talbot and Lansdowne campuses, the main collections as follows:

Talbot Campus

Poole House and Grounds

Sculpture park situated at the front of University

Atrium Art Gallery– rolling programme of exhibitions 

The Sir Michael Cobham Library and Court Yard 

Sculpture court yard

First floor painting gallery

Lee’s Lecture Theatre Foyer

John Liddell print collection

Lansdowne Campus


Ground Floor Foyer – sculpture & paintings

First Floor Law Library – Painting

Bournemouth House 

Lift lobby – painting gallery

Wellbeing centre – varied collection of art works

There is lots more information on the Art at BU webpages.