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 which will take place simultaneously in six buildings in Battersea and Kensington from 20 to 30 June 2013.
Show RCA Battersea will feature work from the Fine Art programmes of Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. Students from Ceramics & Glass and Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery will exhibit for the first time in the gallery of the College’s recently opened Dyson building. The College will be making use of the Testbed 1 space again this year to exhibit work by students from Architecture. Other programmes exhibiting in Battersea include Critical Writing and Curating Contemporary Art.
Show RCA Kensington will include students from the programmes of Design Products, Design Interactions, Fashion Footwear & Accessories, History of Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Textiles and Vehicle Design exhibiting in the Darwin Building. Students from Animation and Visual Communication will be taking over the Stevens building, utilising studios to display and sell their work.
Show RCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Over 500 art and design postgraduate students from more than 40 countries will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibitions are free of charge to the public, with much of the work for sale or commission – ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles. Buyers have the opportunity to invest right at the beginning of an artist or designer’s career, with 15% of sales going towards the Royal College of Art Student Fund.
RCA alumni include some of the most renowned names in the fields of art and design from Henry Moore to Jake & Dinos Chapman; Robin Day to Thomas Heatherwick; Ossie Clark to Christopher Bailey; David Hockney to Tracey Emin; Zandra Rhodes to Alice Temperley and James Dyson to folding plug designer, Min-Kyu Choi.
Show RCA Battersea:
20-30 June (closed 28 June), 12-8pm daily – Howie Street, London SW11 4AY
Show RCA Kensington:
20-30 June (closed 28 June), 12-8pm daily – Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
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