KARST is the largest independent contemporary art venue in Plymouth, comprising a free public gallery space and artists’ studios. KARST was founded in 2012 in the industrial Millbay area of the city and aims to be a test-bed for experimentation: from conceptually complex group shows proposed by international curators to projects focussing on individual artists or artistic collaboration.
As a charitable organisation, we focus on working in partnership with cultural organisations, artist groups and creative individuals through curated exhibitions, events and critical dialogue, in order to support the cultural growth of Plymouth and the South West.
Artistic Director: Carl Slater
Business Director: Donna Howard
Operations & Engagement Coordinator: Angela Hilton
Programme Coordinator: Ailsa Griffiths
Technical Coordinator: Paul Hillon
Marketing & Communications: Andy Cluer
Marketing Assistant: Charlie Knight
Interns: Summer Varley, Alice Bembridge, Brett Lockwood
Trustees: Nick Buckland, Alan Schechner, Keith Harrison, Birgitte Aga
KARST is a non-profit Registered Charity Number 1157242.