23 May 2022


Royal College of Art Unveils New Herzog & de Meuron Campus Upgrade

The Royal College of Art, the world’s leading university of art and design, unveiled its new campus in Battersea

6 April 2022


Royal College of Art Still Number One In The World – Stolen Charles Darwin Notebooks Returned – Philip Guston Painting Expected To Break Records At Sotheby’s  

The Royal College of Art (RCA), London, has been ranked the number 1 university for art & design internationally for the 8th consecutive year according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 – the most significant worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion. The latest results demonstrate the College’s reputation by scoring 100% […]

16 May 2019

London Degree Shows Guide 2019

Here is a comprehensive list of all the major London degree art shows scheduled for the summer.  The list is not complete so keep checking back for updates and additions.

28 January 2019

Royal College of Art Sets Out Five Year Strategic Growth Plan

The Royal College of Art (RCA), which has consistently topped the tables as ‘best art school in the world’ has launched GenerationRCA, an ambitious five-year campaign/programme

30 July 2018

100 Pioneering Women Depicted In First Women UK Exhibition At RCA

Portraits of 100 pioneering women of the 21st century are highlighted in a remarkable new exhibition which has taken ten years to compile. The Royal College of Art will host the show this summer (20 July – 22 August).

22 June 2018


28 June 2017

What Direction? Royal College Of Art Degree Shows 2017 By Edward Lucie-Smith

This year’s big graduation show of work by Fine Arts students from the Royal College of Art is both inspiriting and at the same time just a little bit depressing.

10 March 2017

UK Tops Best Art Colleges In The World QS List

The Royal College Of Art Tops 2017 QS Best In World List in the Art & Design category.

21 November 2016


Tomas Saraceno Unveils New Open-source Project For RCA Kensington Gore

A new project initiated by internationally acclaimed artist Tomás Saraceno will be installed in London as part of The Exhibition Road Cultural Group. Aerocene will be its first public commission, launched with the Aerocene Campus, taking place at the Royal College of Art on Saturday 26 November.

3 September 2016


Is Old Fanny Bacon Turning In Her Grave? By Edward Lucie-Smith

The person who rode herd on Frances Bacon during the time that he was represented by the Marlborough Gallery – insofar, that is to say, as anyone could, in fact, ride herd on that raffish old queen – was an upright (some say uptight) lady called Valerie Beston. Since her death, there has been a trust founded in […]

30 September 2015


Royal College Of Art Suspends Undergraduate Course

The Royal College of Art has suspended admissions for this year’s design interaction course due to a shortage of teaching staff. The news of the suspension is the latest upset to hit the college – which is considered to be one of the UK’s leading art and design schools – but has been accused by […]

12 July 2015

Royal College of Art Degree Show 2015 Intriguing Practices And Processes

The predominant presence of video in the Royal College of Art Graduate Exhibition characterizes many of the practices as interdisciplinary.  Video appears in the works of painters, sculptors, printmakers and performers.  Video monitors appear in the form of old technology from the era of Nam June Paik as sculptural objects in the work of Minsun Lee.  Digital faces and […]

13 May 2015


Catlin Art Prize 2015 Goes To RCA Graduate Zhu Tian

The Catlin Art Prize has announced the winner of the 2015 competition. Zhu Tian, a Royal College of Art MA graduate has taken the top prize this year, at a gala reception in Shoreditch. This coveted award of £5,000 in prize money for a new body of work, was presented for a series of installations that continue […]

2 May 2015


Royal College Tops League Tables As Best In The World

The Royal College of Art has been named the top-ranking Fine Art and design school in the world, according to the annual league table of the world’s best universities. QS is a rateing agency, that gathers data by linking high achievers from the graduate programmes and executive communities around the world with leading business schools, postgraduate departments at universities and with […]

23 June 2014

Sculpture Rules: Royal College of Art 2014 Degree Shows Open

This year ‘s Royal College of Art degree shows are once again split over its two sites with Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Textiles, Jewellery, Ceramics and Glass being held at the Battersea campus while the more product based courses are still housed in Kensington. Expectations are high from these Post Graduate students as some of the […]

23 August 2013


Sam Zealey: Brunel To Bazalgette An Informed Foundation For Creating Innovative Sculpture

As we sit on the Royal College of Art’s café terrace, small midges keep interrupting our conversation by attempting to enter Sam Zealey’s mouth. Waving them away for the third time while licking and rolling a cigarette, he explains how in Turkey people burn coffee on pieces of tin foil to get rid of mosquitos, […]

22 August 2013


Jordan Baseman Appointed Head of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art has announced the appointment of Jordan Baseman as the new Head of Sculpture within the School of Fine Art. Baseman graduated in 1983 with a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in 1988 with an MA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Currently, he is the Reader […]

22 July 2013


Ian Dury Retrospective Opens At Royal College of Art

The daughter of artist/musician Ian Dury has opened a retrospective of her father’s art work, at the Royal College of Art, an institution that he graduated from over four decades ago.  in order to mount the first ever retrospective of his work, crowd funding became a key factor in raising the money needed. When Dury […]

27 June 2013


Cindy Sherman Presented With Honorary Doctorate At Royal College Of Art

American contemporary artists Cindy Sherman and Faith Ringgold, Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey and architect Eva Jiřičná are all receiving Honorary Doctorates at the Royal College of Art graduation ceremony at 11am on Friday 28 June 2013. The ceremony coincides with the RCA’s graduate show which is open to the public until 30 June. […]

18 April 2013


Royal College of Art Announce Dates For Annual Graduate Shows

It’s that time of year again and the Royal College of Art is always one of the highlights of the graduate show season. Last year we saw the exhibition mounted in both campuses with innovative sculpture installations placed in the grounds of the college. The RCA have now set the dates for the 2013 exhibitions […]

27 February 2013


A List Artists Donate Postcards To 2013 RCA Secret Sale

This year works of by well known artists such as, Paula Rego, Julian Opie and David Bailey are going on sale for just £45, at the RCA Secret postcard event. But you’ll have to spot them amongst the other 2,700 postcards on display! All of the postcards are displayed anonymously for a week in the […]

15 November 2012


Royal College of Art Marks 175 Years Of Excellence

The Royal College of Art has been an institution of excellence since 1837. In the beginning the Government School of Design opened in Somerset House, on the Strand in London. It was the world’s first, publicly funded design school. 175 years later and now known as the Royal College of Art, it is the world’s […]

18 October 2012


Royal College Of Art Celebrates 175 Years With Major New Exhibition

Back in 1837, the Government School of Design opened its doors in Somerset House on the Strand in London as the world’s first, publicly funded design school. 175 years later and now known as the Royal College of Art, it is the world’s oldest art and design university in continuous operation. Its first students comprised […]

4 September 2012


Top Contemporary British Artists Donate Works To Cancer Auction

Sixty acclaimed artists will join up with De’Longhi at the Royal College of Art in Kensington to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Now in its sixth consecutive year, this year’s auction will see an exciting and eclectic mix of contributions, including photographs, paintings, sculptures and prints, all go under the hammer. Donations include pieces […]

20 August 2012


Royal College Of Art Film Director Tony Scott Dies

Tony Scott the 68-year-old film director who studied at the Royal College of Art has died he is best known for…

5 July 2012

Royal College Of Art Degree Show 2012 Photography Review

Although it may not be as glamorous a location for its students, the expansion of the RCA to the environs of its old Sculpture building has worked wonders for the experience of visiting one of its shows. The exhibition is now spread across 3  buildings as well as the neighbouring space Testbed, allowing for a […]

2 July 2012

Royal College of Art 2012 Degree Show Review

This year is the 175th anniversary of the Royal College of Art and its annual degree show has taken place in six buildings across the College’s two campus sites in Kensington and Battersea. Almost 500 art and design postgraduate students from more than 40 countries are have exhibited works from across the huge spectrum of […]

16 February 2012


20 21 International Art Fair Opens For School Half Term

20/21 International Art Fair throws open its doors today, boasting sixty galleries exhibiting art from accross the world The 20/21 International Art Fair opens today at the Royal College of Art, boasting some sixty exhibiting galleries and presenting work from across the globe. ‘Buy! Buy! Buy!’ Jeffrey Archer urged punters at a brief opening ceremony; […]

4 July 2011


Royal College of Art Degree Show 2011

Applied Art, Architecture, Communications, Design, Fashion, Textiles and Humanities come together at Kensington in a remarkable gathering of design talent. The RCA degree exhibition has traditionally represented the elite of student art and design for generations. From architecture through car design, eccentric to pragmatic; it covers it all to the highest standard. Not one inch […]

22 April 2011


Hockney and Emin Royal College Artists Go Online

The Royal College of Art is set to put two of its most important collections online. It will be available to the general public through a new digitisation project which will be accessible online.It will consist of Student portfolio work and Graduate exhibitions. It will be taken from slides currently held in the RCA library […]