Downing is uniquely fortunate to house the Heong Gallery, an art gallery dedicated to enhancing students’ engagement with modern and contemporary visual art.

Since it opened in 2016, the Gallery has exhibited works some of the world’s most famous living artists including Ai Wei Wei, Yoko Ono, Kip Gresham and Downing alumnus Quentin Blake. Alongside events featuring leading artists, curators and collectors, the Gallery also hosts a lively programme of student-led activities, including poetry readings and music performances, dance and drama presentations.