Arts & exhibitions

The Hive has a rich and varied programme heavily influenced by the aim to support and promote the work of new and emerging artists alongside experienced local artists, groups and organisations.  

For information about exhibiting and performing at The Hive see Arts@The Hive

  • We Want Responsibility to Be Shared by All - Tue, 11 September Sun, 25 November 2018

    Museums Worcestershire commissioned Turner Prize-nominated artist Mark Titchner to create artworks with Worcester residents, making their voices heard.


    The project is part of a larger exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum exploring ordinary people’s voices against a world of corporate and political messages, featuring work by Mark Titchner and Gillian Wearing.

  • Picture This! Illustration Competition Winners - Tue, 09 October Thu, 25 October 2018

    Featuring three winning UK entries, and three winning illustrators from each participating country, The Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa and Germany.


    The competition, previously known as Lemniscaat, is promoted in the UK by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society and Walker Books.




  • Expressionism - Nashmin Riazi - Tue, 09 October Wed, 31 October 2018


  • 21 Miles - Art Competition - Mon, 15 October Sun, 28 October 2018

    Exhibition at the Hive: Monday 15 to 28 October


    The Canal & River Trust’s ‘Arts on the Waterways’ project The Ring invites you to enter an art competition with great prizes, inspired by a 21-mile circle of Worcestershire waterways! Selected entries will be exhibited at The Hive on a special screen on Level 1. Visit The Ring for inspiration and share your artwork, poems, stories, songs and films with artist-poet Emily Wilkinson at the 21 Miles blog or on social media @theringworcs #TheRing21.



  • International Open Access Week - Mon, 22 October Sun, 28 October 2018

    Business Lounge

    Original photos and records kept in the institutional repository by University of Worcester academic staff engaged with research. The exhibition is a great opportunity to see and understand the research carried out, and the role of open access - a vehicle for research dissemination.

  • The People's Collection - Tue, 30 October Mon, 12 November 2018


    Commemorating the role Worcestershire people played in the First World War. Over Summer 2018, the Worcestershire World War 100 project collected forgotten and half-remembered stories told through letters, photographs, medals, trench shovels and even a napkin raided from a German ship.

  • Biomorphica - Diana Curley - Sat, 03 November Thu, 29 November 2018


    Diana Curley’s relief and sculptural work is influenced by memories of her parents. She uses their presence and absence to explore strength and fragility in her art.

  • Rivers of the World - Fri, 16 November Thu, 29 November 2018


    An exhibition of river-inspired artwork created by young people around the world working in collaboration with professional artists to explore and express what rivers mean to communities today.