1930 - ?

Kingston School of Art, River House

Kingston School of Art, later Kingston College of Art, was originally part of Kingston Technical Institute, whose roots go back to 1899 but was formed as a separate institution in 1930. The College moved into its own campus in the Knight's Park area of Kingston in 1939. The School continued to grow in the subsequent years, teaching several design related subjects including Fashion and Architecture. In 1970 the Kingston College of Art merged with Kingston College of Technology to form Kingston Polytechnic, which became Kingston University in 1992. The former College's site is now the University's Knights Park Campus. The Stanley Picker Gallery is the faculty's exhibition space which is used to present a variety of research-based projects and exhibitions and is open to the public. It is located on a small island along the Hogsmill River, beside Kingston School of Art, at Kingston University’s Knights Park Campus. The Stanley Picker Trust comprises not only the gallery, its collection and facilities but also awards Travelling Scholarships and Fellowships in art and design related subjects.