The University’s Contemporary Art Collection of paintings and sculpture is displayed on the walls and in the courtyards of the Pathfoot Building which was completed in 1967, the year the University opened its doors to students for the first time.
The Collection has been gathered over the years building on the legacy of the first Principal, Tom Cottrell, who believed that art should be on display across the campus as part of everyday life for staff students and visitors.
The curators are continuing to build the University Art Collection creating a stimulating, intellectual and creative environment around the campus. They have recently acquired sculpture by Jacqueline Donachie and Nick Evans which can be seen and discussed on the tour, together with the JD Fergusson Memorial Collection and works by Willie Rodger, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Terry Frost and Barbara Hepworth.
The tours are open to all and no booking is required in advance. We ask that participants meet our Art Curator, Ms Jane Cameron at Pathfoot Reception just prior to start time.