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10 Art Events to visit in 2011

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on December 22, 2010

With 201o coming to a close, the Rise Art team is looking ahead to 2011, and planning our schedules around some of next years more intriguing art events. Rise Art will be attending the London staples including the London Art Fair, and Frieze, but our team is particularly excited about these 10 events in London and beyond.

Future Map 10 (13 January – 6 February 2011)

Now in its thirteenth year, Future Map has built a reputation for showcasing a wide variety of great artwork. Featuring works from graduating artists and designers from University of the Arts London this will become an intriguing interactive show, featuring performance, participation, sculpture and installation. Future Map 10 is hosted by the Zabludowicz Collection.

Florence Trust Winter Open Studios (21 – 23 January 2011)

The Florence Trust provides a group of carefully selected artists with the opportunity to work at their studios for one year, encouraging them to push boundaries of their work and to explore new ideas. Housed in an inspiring Grade 1 listed Victorian church the trust opens its doors twice a year for visitors to see the works in progress by the artists-in-residence, most of whom are very promising. Additionally, it will provide us with the opportunity to see new work by Rise Art Artist Andy Wicks. Our tip: Bring a coat – it gets cold in there this time of year.

ARCO Madrid (16 – 20 February 2011)

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, ARCO Madrid is going to focus on Russian Contemporary Art this year – something the Rise Art Team is looking forward to discovering!

Armory Show (3 – 6 March 2011)

Visiting the Armory Show in New York is a highlight every year, as it is one of the most established and most exiting art fairs out there, showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art. In addition, as with every fair, there will be plenty of exiting events surrounding the fair. Definitely one of the highlights!

Select (11 – 15 May 2011)

Select Art Fair is going to take place for the first time this year; it promises carefully vetted galleries, artist collectives as well as a curated display of artwork by recent graduates. The Vetting Committee will consist of Andrew Renton, Lisa Le Feuvre, Charlotte Appleyard and Justin Hammond. Another distinguished feature of this fair will be their limit on pricing: no work is allowed to sell for more than £ 5.000,- .

Art HK ( 26 – 29 May 2011)

Hong Kong being a established hub for global commerce and art, it seems only natural that a large contemporary art fair would spring up here sooner or later. Now in its  3rd year as a global event, Art HK has attracted the attention of the art world, with many major galleries on hand. With an emphasis on Asian art and collections, this fair may balance well against the other global fairs.

Venice Biennale (4 June – 27 November 2011)

In its 54th edition, the Venice Biennale will be directed by Bice Curiger – currently curator at Zuerich Kunsthaus and editor-in-chief at Parkett Magazine. The Biennale is entitled ‘Illuminations’. This biennale is well worth the visit for any collector or art enthusiast.

Art Basel (15 – 19 June 2011)

Similar to Frieze and the Armory, Art Basel is one of the global art events that serious collectors are sure to attend. We have included Art Basel on the list because this show is really where modern collecting and the boom of art events began. Perhaps the most established and renowned art fair in the world, Art Basel features over 300 galleries from across the world.

Multiplied (13 – 16 October 2011)

Held simultaneously with Frieze Art FairMultiplied is a new fair hosted by the auction house Christie’s focusing on original artworks in limited edition. In many ways, we found 2010’s first edition to be more interesting than Frieze, with a host of UK and international exhibitors showcasing original prints from leading artists. For the budding collector, this event offers a unique entrance into collecting.

Paris Photo (17 – 20 November 2011)

After having enjoyed Paris Photo so much this year, we cannot wait to go back in 2011. Paris Photo in our opinion is becoming the must see photo event of the year.

In addition to all these events, the Rise Art Team is also always looking forward to the Degree Shows taking place in Summer; dates have not yet been released, but lets hope we will find them on here. Some of our favourite degree shows last year were Slade School of ArtRoyal College of Art,Goldsmith and Freerange – which boosts a variety of shows from graduating artists around the UK.

Which art events are you looking forward to in 2011?


Our Pick: Rise Art’s top 5 Gallery Exhibitions of 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on December 15, 2010

The Rise Art Team enjoyed compiling a top 5 museum exhibition list so much (see here) that we have opted to extend our shortlist bring your our top 5 gallery exhibition highlights of 2010. This time, however, given the breadth of gallery shows globally, and our limited time and travel budgets, we have kept the shortlist focused on London based galleries. In no particular order, here are our picks:

Vincent Fecteau at Greengrassi

San-Francisco based Vincent Fecteau might turn into one of the most influential contemporary artists working with formal languages of sculpture. His reference-abounding work was put onto the gallery walls like trophies. Fantastic!

Superunknown at Edel Assanti

This group show curated by Rise Art artist Andy Wicks and David Northedge consisted of twelve artists. Their work addressed a future full of dreams, illusions and fantasies, celebrating the neglected virtues of the glossy, lurid and bizarre. It was a great pleasure seeing so much young talent! Artists included: Michael Ashcroft, MAtthew Atkinson, Gordon Cheung, Sayshun Jay, Graham McNamara, David Northedge, Ed Payne, James Roper, Rob Sherwood, David Small, Andy Wicks and Rosalie Wiesner. We could be a bit biased on this one, but we really enjoyed it.

Noemie Goudal at Hotshoe Gallery

Parisian-born Noemie Goudal is an outstanding newcomer in photography; her show at Hotshoe Gallery displayed her series ‘Les Amants’ – her best so far! Since then she has been shown as part of the Anticipation event at Selfridges and her work is starting to get noticed by collectors outside of the M25. She is on our list of artist to expect big things of in 2011.

Louise Bourgeois at Hauser & Wirth

Haunch of Venison showed works by the late Louise Bourgeois, who passed away earlier this year – aged 98. The show focused on her works with fabric and we thought it was great. The show is on until December 18th – go see it if you have time!

Elaine Sturevant at Anthony Reynolds Gallery

This american artist became renown for playing with the concept of originality and her copies of other artists’ works; this time, it is a film in three acts: ‘Elastic Tango’ – a cosmic dance, perhaps?

I am sure we missed many more great exhibitions in London. What were your favorites?

Our Pick: The top 5 Museum Exhibitions in 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on December 8, 2010

As the end of the year nears, the Rise Art Team has picked our top 5 exhibition across the global museum landscape in 2010. Some of them run into 2011 and we highly recommend to go see them, if you are around. Here they are:

100 Years (version 2) at Moma PS1, New York City

November 1, 2009 – May 3, 2010

In collaboration with Performa, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center created 100 Years (version #2, ps1, nov 2009), an exhibition presenting influential moments in the past century of performance art history.With over 200 works including film, photography, documents, and audio, the exhibition presented a wealth of information that is largely unknown and is intended as an archive for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of the history of performance art. It provided an excellent overview and insight.

Anish Kapoor: Turning the World Upside down at Kensington Gardens, London

September 28, 2010 – March 13, 2011

This exhibition organised by Serpentine Gallery and The Royal Parks showcases major recent works by London-based artist Anish Kapoor, The sculptures are sited to contrast and reflect the changing colours, foliage and weather in Kensington Gardens – creating stunning effects. The distortions in the works’ mirror-like surfaces call into question the viewers’ relationship to both the work itself and the surrounding environment. We found it a beautiful and unexpected way to enjoy the park.

1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? at Kunsthalle, Vienna

October 9, 2009 – February 7, 2010

In 1989, the opening of the Iron Curtain marked the end of the Cold War and created an entirely novel geopolitical and mass-psychological situation. 20 years later, this exhibition investigated the metaphors connected with the collapse of the bipolar division of the world into East and West and the political upheaval, metaphors that are more than ever of relevance for a wide variety of different spheres of life.

André Kertész at Jeu de Paume, Paris

September 28, 2010 – February 6, 2011

During our stay in Paris to visit Paris Photo, we visited the exhibition of the photographer André Kertész. This comprehensive retrospective is the most extensive so far on show in Europe and definitely worth a visit, as his work is outstanding and plays an important part in the development of photography as an art form.

Neo Rauch – Companion at both,Museum of Fine Arts, Leibzig and Pinakothek, Munich

April 18 – August 15, 2010

For the painter’s 50th birthday, both museums organised his first major retrospective. Rauch, from the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts is one of Germany’s most popular contemporary artists. Both shows, which offered a comprehensive look at his works since 1993 featured many works from private collection and unknown to the public until then.

Rise Art @ Gallery Primo Alonso – ‘God is in the Details’

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on December 1, 2010

Over the past months Rise Art has been teaming up with galleries and events, supporting artists and curators alike. Currently Rise Art is working in collaboration with  Gallery Primo Alonso to host “God is in the Details” an exhibit which celebrates 13 artists across a variety of media who demonstrate a thorough and meticulous approach to their practice. Co-curators Medeia Cohen-Petrolino and Justin Hammond carefully selected the artists, aiming create a show ‘not just about the beauty that hard work produces, but also about a certain recognition for the technique and the skill involved.’

Among the artists represented are past Catlin Art Prize winner Alex Ball, and Rise Art artist Martin Krolzig. Krolzig was discovered by curator Medeia Cohen-Petrolino while reviewing artist portfolio’s on Rise Art. Said Cohen- Petrolino “Rise Art has been a great place for us to discover artists we wouldn’t normally have exposure to. We are excited to have Martin’s work as part of the exibit”

In celebration of the event, on Thursday, December 2nd at 7pm, Rise Art is hosting a evening reception at London’s Gallery Primo Alonso during which co-curator Justin Hammond and artists will introduce the show and works. The event is open to all by following the below RSVP link.

Event Details and RSVP here

A Guide to Planning your Degree Show

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on November 4, 2010

The degree show representing a crucial moment in an artist’s career, we believe one should plan ahead in order to get the most out of it. Thus at Rise Art, we are writing about it in the middle of November!

Below are a few points worth considering; some might seem obvious, but many times we have missed some or all of these points when visiting shows.

1. Planning, planning, planning

Ensure you receive the precise dates for your final show from your course coordinator or leader as soon as possible. This will provide you with a set time frame in which things need to be done; and it is not only your work that needs to be finished and displayed, but plenty other things should be done, too.

2. Marketing

Many people in the art world enjoy going to degree shows to spot the next talents. In order to ensure they find out about your show, we suggest you undertake some marketing.

Once you know the dates and venue, ask your university or college to advertise the degree show on their website or create your own website with your fellow students. It can be a simple website, or blog, such as wordpress, or sites.google.com. We believe that the following information is relevant:

  • Most importantly, visiting info (including date,venue, opening times, map)
  • Names of all students showing, ideally with a picture of the work and contact details (you might want to extend this and add statements, etc)
  • Provide the details of the courses that are represented at the degree show, such as ‘Fine Art’, ‘Illustration’, ‘Photography’, etc
  • Gather ideas from how others students/universities did this before yourself

3. Promote the Show

To help promote the event, to get the word out there use social media, such as twitter, tumblr or facebook. If these networks are entirely new to you, Mashable explains in an intelligible way how to tackle all of these.

Another or additional way to promote yourself is to prints posters and flyer and to canvas them around town, from pubs and bars to galleries and museums.

4. The degree show itself

Wherever possible, see if you can see the venue in which your work will be displayed as soon as possible to get an idea and feel of the space and how you wish to display your works.

Depending on the venue you might want to consider putting up signage for visitors to help them orientate themselves.

Ensure you have labels and artist statements next to your work. Addionally, have busiensscards available for interested individuals to take away. This is important so people who enjoyed your work can get in touch with you! Ideally, the entire course has the identical lay-out on all the material provided. Further, you might want to consider leaving a book for comments, feedback and contacts on the premiseses.

Try to stay in touch with people who left their contact details for you – by sending them newsletters informing them about upcoming projects and shows.

From your experience, are there other points that need to be raised? Share them with us!

Interview with Katie Rand – Winner of the First Rise Art Emerging Artists Grant

Posted in Interview by Scott @ Rise Art on October 20, 2010

Artist Katie Rand is about to take part in the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park from 21-24 October 2010 as an Artist-in-Residence. As the first artist to be selected and supported by Rise Art‘s Emerging Artists Grant programme– we have had the opportunity to ask her about her work and plans, and to introduce her mouth-watering, ephemeral work to our community.

Rise Art: Katie, in advance of your residency at Affordable Art Fair, what should people know about you and your background as an artist?

Katie Rand: I graduated this summer from the Arts University College Bournemouth, with a first class honours. During my time there I was involved in many exhibitions and events. My first London based exhibition was this year, at Free Range. I feel excited and honoured to have been invited to be the Artist-in- Residence this October at the AAF, and to have received Rise Art’s Production Grant to make this possible.

RA: Your choice of working with foods sets you apart form most artists. Why did you choose food as your preferred medium?

K.R.: I ask myself this question everyday! It all started at the end of my first year at University. I became interested in the child psychology, and the psychology of smell. Senses play a fundamental role in our everyday lives, which are often taken for granted. I began to question the way in which we view art. The visual is the obvious choice, and often sound, however smell is quite frequently ignored. How would a viewer react to purely smell and no visual? Would this still be considered art? Though experimentation and process I began to question the olfactory memory. Food became a key material, as it had many associations with childhood. It is a material that challenges my making, the perception of art and ones psychology.

RA: Food, unlike many materials artists use, is not durable but ephemeral – how does that impact on your work?

K.R.: The ephemeral qualities of my work play an important role. My work is often painstakingly tedious. It takes a great deal of time, planning and consideration. It excites me that there is never a permanent trace, apart from a memory or documentation of the work. I don’t like permanence as nothing lasts forever. I always have a starting point and a finishing point during the making process. The removal and destruction of the work is the finishing point. If I don’t reach this position the work is not complete.

RA: Are there any individuals or experiences that have impacted on your work?

K.R.: My work is influenced by so many things; however I am interested and inspired by Minimalism. The formal qualities interest me as does the machismo of the time. I often challenge these through my choice of material and structures, creating a sense of irony.

RA: The work you are doing for your residency at the Affordable Art Fair is a site-specific installation. How did you find the suitable installation for this location? What was your process in deciding what to do?

K.R.: The theme this October at the AAF is ‘Food Glorious Food’. That is why they approached me to be the artist-in-residence as my practice is fitting! I choose to re create (Memory 2008) because I wanted both children and adults to enjoy the work. It is fun, vibrant and interactive, which suits the AAF concept. I worked closely with the Program Manager throughout the decision, as I wanted it to be right for everyone.

RA: You graduated with a BA in Fine Art in 2010; how has the transition from school to being an artist been for you so far?

K.R.: So far so good! My feet are yet to touch the ground! I feel very lucky to have been given such a great opportunity with The Affordable Art Fair, so soon after graduating. Companies such as Rise Art and South West Artwork have been a great support.

RA: Where do you see the direction of your work heading? Do you have any particular plans?

K.R.: I have been offered a place on an MA Fine Art Course in London. I will be looking forward to starting next year. I have a couple of exhibitions lined up for 2011, which I am looking forward to also.

RA: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

K.R.: I have no idea! I know I would like to still be practicing! My life would be incomplete without art.

Katie’s work is viewable at the Affordable Art Fair from 21-24 October. Rise Art is proud to be supporting Katie’s work as Artist-in-Residence, with our new grant scheme enabling emerging artists to finish their projects . We will announce the next opportunity to submit work and be considered for the Rise Art Emerging Artists Grant in the forthcoming weeks – email info@riseart.com to receive further information on the programme.

How to survive an Art Fair

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on October 4, 2010

Art Fairs represent an excellent way of seeing what is ‘out there’ in one place. Galleries are gathered to show curated projects or works by their entire stable of artists, allowing visitors to see a wide range of work. Most fairs have a special theme surrounding them, thereby catering for a variety of tastes and interests.

Multiplied, for example, which specialised in showing contemporary prints and multiples. Pinta Art Fair is focusing  on contemporary Latin American Art.  Frieze Art Fair is the most famous London-based contemporary art fair. The Affordable Art Fair is a great way of discovering affordable works of art. Being interested in contemporary art, you will eventually end up attending at least one of these. Given the ever increasing popularity of these events, they can quickly turn into a real frenzy. Having spent a lot of time at fairs, we believe we might have a few useful tips for how to make the best of  a day at an art fair:

  1. Wear comfortable clothes, and ladies, think flats!
  2. Be prepared. Check upfront who is exhibiting and note the stands you really want to see.
  3. Get a map at the entrance to see where you want to head. It is also handy if you have a bad sense of orientation!
  4. Don’t be shy to ask questions to the gallery representative at the stand – that is what they are here for.
  5. Leave your contact details with galleries where you saw works of artists that triggered  your interest, so you will receive invitations to future exhibitions as well as news on the particular artist.
  6. Bring a notepad and pen to capture the names of galleries and/or artists that appealed most to you.
  7. If you are not one of the lucky ones being invited to the preview day, try to avoid rush-hour. Ensure you go at a time and day other people might not be able to.
  8. Do take your time – most art fairs are of considerable size and you want to get most out of it – it is impossible to race through Frieze Art Fair in one or two hours if you want to see work.
  9. Always have some spare change with you, so you can buy yourself some coffee or water at the coffee shop without having to queue for the cash-machine.
  10. Do all of the above and you are in for a wonderful day of discoveries!

Recent Art Graduate – Now What?

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on July 20, 2010

As the recent degree shows wind down, many recent graduates of MA and MFA programs may be asking themselves, now what? Whether or not your recent degree and open shows were everything you expected, now is the time to get pro-active in establishing yourself as an artist. Many people will have your work fresh in their mind, and this is your chance to leave a lasting impression. At Rise Art, we came up with five easy but helpful steps you can take to expand your visibility as an artist. While you are enjoying the fleeting summer months, we hope that this can aid you in your career development:

1. Create online presence

It is increasingly important to have an online presence, be it your own website, an online portfolio or gallery. It do not have be pricey and there are sites offering uploading a portfolio for free. If you consider committing to an online gallery, research it first. At Rise Art we have previously committed an entire blog entry on this subject, to read Why artists need to be online click here.

2. Subscribe to email newsletters

Newsletters are a great way of staying up-tot-date on what’s going on in the art world. There is a huge variety of free email newsletters available online, informing you not only about the latest news and exhibitions, but also artist-opportunities.

Some of our favorite industry newsletters are:

Artsjobs and Artnews, both from the arts council in England, Artsadmin, and e-flux, as well as Artquest.

3. Get connected

Collect contacts and start building a network. Go to openings and other events were you will be among peers and other people from the art world. We suggest if you have not done so already, create a simple address book or database with the contacts of all relevant people you meet, such as fellow artists, curators, journalists, gallery owners, potential collectors or buyers. Try to update this list on a regular basis and don’t be shy to ask people for their contacts. The list you create now will be a huge asset the next time you are looking to drive people to an exhibit or show you are hosting.

4. Exhibit your work

As recent graduate, it might be hard to find exhibition spaces at first, but there are a number of opportunities out there.  We suggest to apply for group exhibitions, if you are in the early stages of your career, as it is more likely to be accepted into such – plus, it can be a great way to meet fellow artists and young curators! Newsletters, forums and blogs can also be a great resource for artist opportunities.

Another idea would be to organize your own solo show or a group show with fellow students, for instance as a pop-up exhibition. Rise Art has the following recommendations for hosting pop-up exhibitions – See our blog post on Pop-Up Retail Opportunies.

5. Other opportunities

Art prizes and artist residencies are just some of the options available to emerging artists. Explore some of the art prizes open to young artists (further reading here).

Let us know what else we missed. How are you promoting yourself following the degree show season?

Pop-Up Retail for your Artwork?

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on June 23, 2010

While it is nothing new for artists or galleries to occupy empty shops for a short period of time (I belive Claes Oldenburg’s ‘The Store‘ in New York, 1961 was amongst the first), Pop-up shops – are regaining popularity given the rise in available retail space in many city centers due to the lasting impact of the recent recession. Artist can and should take advantage of the current opportunity. As more shops empty, local councils and landlords are encouraging artist led initiatives – no one wants to live or shop in a ghost quarter, and pop-up retail can help revive and encourage investment in new retail space.

The rise in cheap short term retail locations may be fleeting, so artists should take advantage of this opportunity while it exists. But before throwing yourself head over heels in a pop-up project, there are a few things to consider. Landlords and Councils will want to see a viable plan for a pop-up project, and despite relatively low costs associated with pop-up spaces, a poorly planned project can cost artists time and money. A few thought when planning your next pop-up retail project:

  1. What is the purpose behind your project? Why is the pop-up show the right format?
  2. What work do I want to show? Is there a common thread throughout the work?
  3. Who do I want to see my show? This will define in what area of a city you would ideally show the work; does it have to be in the centre, or can it be in a ‘hidden spot’?
  4. How long do you want your project to last?
  5. What are your goals for the project? Try to define measurable objectives and set realistic goals that you can acheive.
  6. What will your project cost? Planning ahead can reduce expenses and uncover hidden costs
  7. Any idea how you will get ‘the word’ out there? Viral & Grassroots strategies can help you get the word out cheaply
  8. Why is your project an asset to the building or landlord? What do they get out of it?

Artist and Makers network have created a complete guide for pop-up shows for artists, downloadable here.

Now, where are you going to find a space? When I started sourcing potential locations for pop-ups shops, I did so by keeping my eyes open for empty shops and then try to find out who was responsible for letting it. But I have come a long way since then, and can tell you that there might be more efficient ways: contact the council in which you would like to show your work. Some of them request a draft of a proposal, which you already have if you have set down and answered the questions above. Then there are private companies you can get in touch with – listen to what they say, from experience I know that some of them have very specific ideas of what they wanted to see in their shops.

Recently, a new site Popupspace has launched and caters to individuals looking to let and source property for short term pop-up exhibits.

Before just saying yes, make sure you visit the space suggested to you and ensure that whatever you envisaged is possible to turn into reality. Be flexible with your expectations and ideas, but stay realistic. If you have whimsical work on display and are offered an old factory building, you might have to change your plans or say ‘no’ to the space.

What are your experiences with Pop-Up retail? Let us know what you have found helpful in planning your shows

List of London Degree Shows for Visual Arts

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on May 25, 2010

End of term is approaching fast and with it the exiting degree shows of visual and applied art students. At Riseart, we look forward to these events, as they give us the opportunity to discover new talent, liaise with artists and have a good time. Below, we have listed  the degree shows coming up in London – for further information on opening hours and locations, simply follow the links. Please note: A range of MFA shows are held in September, thus they are not featured in this post.

Gavin Turk 'Cave' (1991) submission for his degree show made him fail his MA

1. Royal College of Arts

  • SHOW ONE featuring works by students of Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics & Glass, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery is from 28 May – 6 June.
  • For the first time, Painting and Sculpture students show together in their studio spaces in Battersea, during the SHOW TWO BATTERSEA, which takes place from 23 June – 4 July.
  • Art Research Students show their work from 10 – 18 July.

2. Slade School of Fine Art

  • The BA Degree Show takes place from 22 – 27 May.
  • The MA and MFA Degree show is from 10 – 16 June.

3. Goldsmiths

  • The Undergraduate Show takes place from 18 June – 21 June.
  • The MFA Show displays a broad spectrum of work from Fine Art and Curating Students, with media ranging from photography, painting, sculpture, performance to digital media – the exhibition is open from 9 – 12 July.

4. Central Saint Martins

  • The work of Foundation Diploma Art students at Byam Shaw is displayed from 26 – 30 May.
  • Works by Graphic Design students is shown from 15 – 20 June.
  • BA Fine Art students, together with Pg Cert Photography students show their work from 18 – 24 June.
  • BA Fine Art from Byam Shaw and Pg Dip Fine Art work is on show from 29 June – 3 July.

5. Chelsea College of Art and Design

  • Students from the Foundation course present their works from 29 May – 2 June (30  and 31 May the exhibition is closed).
  • The Undergraduate Show takes place from 19 – 26 June, showing BA Fine Art, Graphic Design Communication, Interor Design and Textiles.
  • Works from students who completed their Pg Dip in Fine art is displayed from 24 – 27 July.

6. London College of Communication

  • The work of BA Photography, Book Arts & Design, Sound Arts and Design students is on show from 4 – 9 June.

7. Wimbledon College of Art

  • Foundation Show takes place from 17 – 23 June (closed on 20 June).
  • Undergraduate show is on display from 18 -23 June (again, closed on 20 June).

8. Camberwell College of Art

  • The students of Foundation and Undergraduate courses show their work from 22 – 26 June.
  • Postgraduate work is displayed from 14 -17 July.

9. Kingston University

  • The Undergraduate Degree show takes place from 6 -11 June.

10. Free Range

This event is held at the Old Trueman Brewery on Brick Lane and features over 100 university courses from across the UK. Thus it shows a variety of media and work over the course of 8 weeks. Just pop-in whenever you are going to the East End and be surprised by the sheer variety of innovative works! It opens its doors from 4 June – 26 July.

11. Westminster

  • BA students of Mixed media Fine Art have their work displayed from 9 and 10 June.
  • Contemporary Media Practice students show their work from 11 – 14 June.
  • The work of students completing the BA Illustration is on show from 14 – 17 June.

12. University of East London

  • Visual Art Degree Show is hosted from 4 – 8 June.

13. Thames Valley University

  • The Summer Showcase of their Faculty of Art takes place from 27 -29 May.

Which shows are you planning to go to? Did we miss one – if so, please add it in the comments section!