Upcoming: Gallery Events 2016/17

2016/2017 Programme 

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Ludvig Puck from a Midsummer Nights Dream by Raqib Shaw

Postgraduate Art Auction

10 Nov – 17 Nov 2016

The tenth Postgraduate Art Auction brings together work by the College’s celebrated alumni including Antony Gormley OBE RA, Mona Hatoum, Grayson Perry CBE RA, Raqib Shaw, and Yinka Shonibare MBE RA alongside work from current students, with all proceeds contributing to the Postgraduate Art Programme.

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Visionary Sound

23 – 24 Nov 2016

London Sinfonietta and students from Performance Design and Practice come together in an innovative collaboration culminating in a live performance exploring the visual possibilities offered by new and challenging music. 

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Dream Works

2 Dec – 17 Dec 2016

Increasingly artworks aren’t experienced first-hand, but through websites, publications and social media. Such mediation governs our expectations about direct encounters with artworks. Dream Works – an exhibition by the inaugural artists of Associate Studio, a collaboration between Central Saint Martins, Double Agents and Acme Studios – lays bare the narrative of collaborative artistic production, exhibition-making and documentation.

Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough

12 Jan – 11 Feb 2017

Ceramics has been taught at Central Saint Martins for over 100 years. In 1919 Dora Billington instituted the first taught curriculum at the then Central School of Arts and Crafts, moving the subject on from previously taught classes in china painting and decoration to one of the most important courses in the country by 1955. Billington embraced the idea of industry and pushed against what she considered the “dilettantism” of her contemporaries such as Bernard Leach. This position, uniting art and industry, has framed ceramics at the College ever since. Craftsmanship Alone is Not Enough celebrates this rich history, demonstrating how the course continues its role as a leader in material and design education into the next 100 years.


20 - 31 March 2017

When matter and antimatter come into contact, they annihilate – disappearing in an ash of energy, leaving traces, producing new artefacts and ideas. Annihilation Event invites a contrary group of artists, archivists, archaeologists, historians, technical experts and theorists from all over Europe to bring their objects, machines, speculative processes and performances together in a programme of public events and workshops. Sparks will fly. 

MA Fashion Show

11 – 25 Apr 2017

Presenting work specially selected from the collections of 2017’s graduates following their show at London Fashion Week, the exhibition gives visitors an introduction to the work of designers from a course with an outstanding international reputation. 

Degree Shows 2017

Show One 24 - 28 May 2017 | Show Two 21 - 25 Jun 2017

Every year we open our doors to share the boundary-pushing work of our graduating students. Show One presents Fine Art in all its glory from painting, photography and installation. Seven programmes are presented in Show Two, with disciplines stretching from design and fashion to drama and cultural enterprise.