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.



    22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL13NY

    Info (@) karst.org.uk

    Tel: +44 0 1752 222676



    GALLERY: Wednesday-Saturday 11-5pm
    During exhibition periods only or by appointment only. The gallery is free admission.

    OFFICE hours : Tuesday - Friday 10-5pm



    -Approximately a 15min walk from Plymouth City Centre. - From Plymouth train station - 1.1mile / 22min walk
    - KARST has 3 offroad parking spaces outside the building.
    - Unfortunately KARST does not currently have wheelchair access.
    - Dogs are welcome.
    - Bicycles are allowed inside the entrance of the building.


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