Old Big School Gallery

Bringing Contemporary Art to the Heart of Kent

Old Big School Gallery provides a space for a varied exhibition programme which attracts an audience from within as well as beyond the school community.  The gallery is a non-profit space that showcases work from artists that are recent graduates as well as established names.  It also provides a platform for the work of Tonbridge School students and staff.

Exhibitions explore particular themes or provide a showcase for individual artists. They often include objects that are not traditionally thought of as ‘art’ and may thereby entice their audience to re-examine their preconceptions about what art can be. OBS Gallery provides a space for enquiry and reflection.

Three major exhibitions take place during the year;  mid January to early March, mid September to early November, and early December. Between these times there are wall based exhibitions that take into account the space’s additional use for student exams.

If you have any questions about current or future exhibitions contact Emily Glass, the OBS Gallery Curator.

  • 56 linear metres of wall hanging space.
  • An additional 17m of movable walls.
  • 200m sq of floor space.
  • Smaller mezzanine space.
  • Digitally controlled lighting.
  • Trained Art-Handlers.
  • AV equipment.
  • Under-floor heating.
  • Excellent catering service available.
  • 24hr Security.
  • Available for your corporate event.