Millennium would like to congratulate our contributors who are graduating as part of the Show RCA 2009;
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The Royal College of Art’s annual graduate summer shows take place as four separate exhibitions this year and will include work by over 400 art and design postgraduate students. SHOW RCA is generously supported by The Conran Foundation.
Royal College of Art graduate shows offer visitors – some 40,000 of them came through the College’s doors last year – a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. All four exhibitions are free, with much of the work – ranging from paintings, prints, glassware, jewellery and furniture to textiles, high fashion and concept cars – for sale or commission.
Graduates will join a select roll call of RCA alumni that includes some of the world’s most acclaimed artists and designers, such as David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth, Ross Lovegrove, Philip Treacy, Tracey Emin, James Dyson, Ridley Scott and Peter Blake.
As Sir Christopher Frayling, Rector of the Royal College of Art said recently:
“Collecting an MA or PhD from the RCA means that along with the finest art education, graduates receive instant exposure to dealers, collectors and employers, with the Summer Show an eagerly awaited fixture on the international art and design calendar.” Come join us as we showcase the very best art and design graduates of 2009.
Details of the graduate shows:
SHOW RCA Sculpture, 15–25 Howie Street, London SW11 4AS
Open from 28 May – 7 June, 11 am – 6pm
The graduating Sculpture students’ exhibition will take place in the recently re-furbished Sculpture building in Battersea. Praised by Antony Gormley for its generous space and light, the new premises will prove ideal for large-scale work, as well as mixed-media installations.
Further exhibitions take place at:
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
SHOW RCA ONE
Open 29 May – 7 June, 11am – 8pm
(Please note that the exhibition will close early, at 6pm, on the final day of the exhibition, June 7)
Features work by students from the Fine Art courses of Painting, Photography and Printmaking and Applied Art - Ceramics and Glass, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery. This is a great opportunity for the public to buy work from emerging contemporary artists and makers before they are snapped up by galleries and collectors.
SHOW RCA Fashion: 10 June, 4pm & 7pm
Fashion students present their final collections in two catwalk shows open to the public. Includes menswear, womenswear, knitwear, accessories and footwear.
Public shows admission price: £12 for 4pm and £25 for 7pm (includes a glass of champagne and canapés).
Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 020 7590 4566 or on-line here.
SHOW RCA TWO
Open 26 June – 5 July, 11am – 8pm (closed 3 July)
(Please note that the exhibition will close early, at 5pm, on 30th June, 1st July, and 5th July)
The final part of the graduate shows includes work by students from the following courses: Animation, Architecture, Communication Art & Design, Conservation, Critical and Historical Studies, Design Products, Design Interactions, Fashion Footwear and Accessories, History of Design, Industrial Design Engineering, Textiles and Vehicle Design.
Some work will be for sale or commission.
Tube: High Street Kensington/South Kensington, Buses: 9, 10, 52, 452