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Old Big School Gallery

Bringing Contemporary Art to the Heart of Kent

Tonbridge School’s Old Big School Gallery provides a space for a varied exhibition programme which attracts an audience from within, as well as beyond, the School community. 

The gallery is a non-profit space that showcases work from artists ranging from recent graduates to established names. It also provides a platform for the work of Tonbridge School students and staff.

Exhibitions explore particular themes or provide a showcase for individual artists. They often include objects that are not traditionally thought of as ‘art’, and may thereby entice their audience to re-examine their preconceptions about what art can be. OBS Gallery provides a space for enquiry and reflection.

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What's On

Find out more about the exciting new exhibitions coming to Tonbridge this season.

See our upcoming exhibitions

Working with Schools

Bring your class to Old Big School Gallery and see works of modern art ‘in the flesh.’

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Your Event

Take advantage of our partnership package and enjoy hosting your own corporate event at Old Big School Gallery.

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Tunnel Gallery

Find out more about our sister Gallery, which, for the first two school terms, is home to the Tunnel Gallery Artist in Residence.

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A space for you

  • 56 linear metres of wall hanging space.
  • An additional 17m of movable walls.
  • 200m sq of floor space.
  • Smaller mezzanine space.
  • Digitally controlled lighting.
  • Trained Art-Handlers.
  • AV equipment.
  • Under-floor heating.
  • Excellent catering service available.
  • 24hr Security.
  • Available for your corporate event.

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Plan Your Visit

Bring some friends, bring a school group, make some time for yourself. We open weekends 12-4pm, and weekdays by appointment. Find out more.

Tonbridge Arts Brochure

OBS Gallery forms part of the vibrant cultural scene at Tonbridge School. Discover more in our Arts Brochure.  

Follow us on Instagram

Follow @old_big_school_gallery on Instagram to see the behind-the-scenes-build-up to the next exhibition.