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
Strategic Director: Donna Howard
Programme Coordinator: Ailsa Griffiths
Technical Coordinator: Paul Ager
Marketing & Communications:Charlie Knight
Trustees: Nick Buckland, Mark Cotton, Christy Johnson, Mandy Precious, Keith Harrison, Birgitte Aga
KARST is a non-profit Registered Charity Number 1157242.