Transforming the Potter

Potter redevelopment / opening hours

In 2019 the Potter embarks on a year of significant transformation. Key to this change will be the Museum’s ambitious redevelopment by internationally renowned firm Wood Marsh Architecture, with the generous support of the Ian Potter Foundation.

This major capital works project will see an expansion of the Museum’s footprint through the creation of teaching studios for Object-Based Learning from the University Art Collection, a public programs space, a revitalised Collections gallery, and a new teaching gallery.

Due for launch in mid-2020, the new Ian Potter Museum of Art will also have a bold new entrance on the University’s campus, a café and outdoor area in the Museum’s forecourt, and an elegant new foyer designed specifically for opening events.

In the meantime, the Potter faces an interesting challenge: during the construction process we cannot display art in our indoor spaces.

So, as we temporarily close our galleries to traditional exhibitions, we are pleased to announce Inside Out– a year-long program aimed squarely at shifting the audience experience by exploring the artistic opportunities that exist both inside and outside of our galleries.

During this period, we will not be operating our standard opening hours. Please check the website and social media regularly – or sign up to our newsletter – for full event information.