Art at Pembroke


  • Pembroke College was the first of the Oxford Colleges to have an art collection owned by its JCR, which is displayed in the Pembroke JCR Art Gallery located at 5 Brewer Street, OX1 1QN.

  • The JCR Art Collection is a focal point of the College and public openings, exclusive exhibitions and speaker events are regularly hosted.

  • The Collection was set up in 1947 by undergraduate Anthony Emery and is now considered one of the best collections of post World War II paintings in the country.

  • Find out more about opening times, the history of the Collection and current events at


  • Our students' artistic talents are celebrated at Pembroke. Information about annual prizes for student artwork is available here.

  • The JCR Art Fund has been established as a registered charity which provides money for travel and hardship grants to students, as well as for buying art to add to the Collection. Find out more here.

  • Artwork is also lent to students to display in their rooms.