UH Arts + Culture are delighted to invite you to join us for a FREE guided tour of our Sculpture Walk.

Whether you fancy taking a mindful break from work or studies, or you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained, our guided Sculpture Walk provides an opportunity to enjoy both art and nature. A member of our knowledgeable Art Collection team will introduce you to each of these unique artworks while you enjoy a relaxing walk in the sunshine.

Why not make a day of it and bring along a picnic, or grab a tasty treat from one of the cafés on campus?

About the Sculpture Walk

The Sculpture Walk is part of the University of Hertfordshire Art Collection, which features over 500 artworks.

The Sculpture Walk presents an eclectic group of works which map the changing characteristics of British Sculpture since the 1950s. You will encounter an abstract stone sculpture by the iconic Barbara Hepworth, a bronze torso by Henry Moore’s pupil John Farnham, and a bespoke wall relief map by Trevor Tennant. The trail reveals Land Art by Andy Goldsworthy, as well as sound sculpture, interactive sculpture, and assemblages. The scale of sculptures ranges from a life-sized bronze commemoration of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland to ambitious steel interventions and structures by University of Hertfordshire alumni.

More about the UH Art Collection

The UH Art Collection dates back to 1952, when a small group of artworks were acquired to mark the opening of Hatfield Technical College. From the outset, value was placed on integrating works of art into an educational institution. Over the decades the Collection has grown to enhance and animate the extensive University grounds. Today it introduces sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, textiles, and ceramics into the public spaces where people study, work, or visit.

A group of women stand and look at 'College Plan' by Trevor Tennant, a wall relief sculpture carved out of white stone depicting the original geometric layout of the Main Building.

More Information

Booking is encouraged but not essential. Please meet outside the Main Reception building on College Lane campus as this is where the tour will begin. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking on Campus

The first two hours of your stay on campus are FREE, and you will only be charged £2 for the day after that.