Show RCA 2012

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I am walking in a forest of shards Ceramics © Courtesy of the artist and Laura Bushell
© Courtesy of Royal College of Art
Show RCA 2012

Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU
United Kingdom
June 20th, 2012 - July 1st, 2012
Opening: June 23rd, 2012 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

+44 (0)20 7590 4444
Sun-Sat 10-5, unless stated otherwise
JEWELLERY, ceramics, textiles
Free admission


Closed Friday 29 June

This year, the Royal College of Art’s annual summer show will include work by the greatest number of graduating students in the College’s 175-year history.  Show RCA 2012 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, with much of the work for sale or commission. Free transport will be provided between the Battersea and Kensington sites. 

Show RCA Kensington will include students from the programmes of Architecture; Ceramics & Glass; Fashion Footwear & Accessories; Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery; 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 studio spaces to display their work, alongside the School of Humanities including the first graduating students from the Critical Writing in Art & Design programme.

Show RCA Battersea will feature work from the Fine Art programmes of Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. Both the Sculpture and Sackler (Painting) Buildings will be used as gallery spaces, with students also using parts of the College’s new Dyson Building. The College will be making use of the adjacent Testbed space again this year to exhibit work by students from the Design Products and Design Interactions programmes, ensuring a cross-disciplinary approach over both sites.

Free transport between the two locations will be provided.

Open 10.00am–5.30pm daily; late opening to 8pm on Saturday 23, Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 June (closed 29 June)

The Show RCA shop will be selling a specially commissioned tote bag and mug to commemorate the RCA's 175th anniversary. Designed by Neville Brody, Dean of the School of Communication and one of the most celebrated graphic designers of his generation, the bags will cost £8 and the mugs £10.