MA Fashion students specialising in menswear, womenswear and knitwear will present their final collections on the catwalk on Wednesday 29 May, with footwear, accessory design and millinery in a static display. Tickets are available here.
For the first time, students from Ceramics & Glass, and Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery will exhibit in the gallery of the College’s recently opened Dyson building in Battersea, as part of Show RCA Battersea. They will feature alongside the Fine Art programmes of Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. The College will make use of the neighbouring Testbed 1 space again this year to exhibit Architecture students’ work. Critical Writing in Art & Design and Curating Contemporary Art programmes' exhibits will include opportunities for commentaries and discussion spaces.
Show RCA Kensington will include students from the programmes of Critical & Historical Studies, Design Products, Design Interactions, Fashion Millinery, Footwear & Accessories, History of Design, Innovation Design Engineering, Textiles and Vehicle Design, who will all exhibit in the Darwin Building. Students from Animation and Visual Communication will take over the adjacent Stevens Building, using the studios to display and sell their work.
Show RCA brings together over 500 art and design postgraduate students from more than 40 countries, showcasing work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill.
The exhibitions are free of charge, with much of the work is available 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 per cent 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.