Inside Central Saint Martins MA Degree Shows 2015 Our Pick

Central Saint Martins Degree Shows

Show One of the Central Saint Martins Degree Shows has opened at their Kings Cross campus. This consists of  Art: BA Fine Art, MA Fine Art, MA Photography, MA Art & Science, MRes: Art – Exhibtion Studies, Mres Art – Moving Image, MRes Art – Theory and Philosophy. Here is a selection of my 10 favourite offerings from the MA Fine Art and Photography area. Last year saw the exhibition visited by 55,000 backing up the public interest and support for these often young graduates.  CSM’s Degree Shows are renowned for boundary-pushing work and thriving creativity. 

Salome Partouche Self Portrait Multi

Central Saint Martins is one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, a reputation based around the achievements of its graduates and the creative energy of its current staff and students. The College brings a broad range of art and design activities together in an extraordinary new building, voted the world’s best higher education building in 2012. The building allows the exchange of ideas and techniques across disciplines, acting as a huge workshop of thinking and making, underpinned by a strong research base and exceptional technical resources.  These programmes share an approach of exploring the boundaries of their discipline; our students and staff are continually curious and always restless in developing beyond the accepted norms of their subject, so the work emerging from Central Saint Martins is at the forefront of its area. The College inspires its students and staff to be alert to new approaches and ideas; the resulting journey can be challenging but is never dull. 

Rachel C Kremer ‘Common Ground’

This year saw the following prize winners

As part of the day, prizes were given to some of our brightest talents. The winners were:

Helen Scott Lidgett Award 2015 – Hugo Figueira Brazao, MA Fine Art

CASS Art Prize, postgraduate winner – Natalia Davis, MA Fine Art

CSS Art Prize, undergraduate winner – Helena De Pulford, BA Fine Art

Daniel Ford International Prize for Innovation – Ingrid Pumayalla Florian, MA Fine Art

MA Art and Science Award – Marie-Pier Malouin

MA Photography Award – Hana Vojackova

Kate Parton Prize for Painting – Sophie Archer, BA Fine Art

Dean’s Prize for Innovation in Digital Technology – Ed Gillman

Red Mansion Art Prize – Hyeji Woo, MA Fine Art

Jake Knibbs ‘Muhammad Smith News

Other exhibitors of note included: 

Sei Hee Yoo, Sinead Loftus, Ingrid Pumayalla, Rikki Turner, Tess Williams, Laura Marques, Rachel C Kremer, Sarah Crew, Katy Howe, Valerie Driscoll, Hugo Cantegrel, Alfred Peter Sadowski, Louis Tizley, Yao Wang, Lizz Hamilton and Chiyuki Harrison.

Tess Williams ‘Turn Me Up’

Sinead Loftus ‘Just One Thing’

Natalia Davis ‘Cascade’ Winner of Cass Art Prize 2015

Laura Marques Limits of the Body, Infinite Space

Alexis Marie Sera “The Collapse”


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