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Artist Studio, Gallery


KARST cre­ates space for tak­ing risks, where artists and cura­tors can exper­i­ment, pro­voke, dis­rupt and innovate.

KARST was founded in 2012 by artists inspired by the British Art Show 7, who wanted to develop an artist-led space in Plymouth to produce and show the best international contemporary art. In less than a decade, KARST has grown to become the most ambitious independent gallery in the South West with a reputation for being edgy, dynamic, and challenging.

KARST is based in an iconic industrial building, but think beyond their walls and invite projects from anywhere where art, ideas, and life meet. Our space affords time to think and ask questions. It’s an experimental workshop, a safe place to take risks, a place for ambitions beyond defined outcomes. It’s also an incubator for new talent.

KARST believe art has a transformative power, and we play our part in shaping the cultural identity of our city. We will ensure we all hear the voices of underrepresented members of our society. Our passion is to help grow the individual and sector through inclusivity, inspiration, creativity, and experimentation. Our ambition is to be sustainable, to achieve rigorous quality, and to be the best we possibly can in all we do.
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