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Central Saint Martins Shows 2023

A digital installation lit in purple
A digital installation lit in purple
BA Fine Art Photo: Belinda Lawley
Written by
Cat Cooper
Published date
19 June 2023

Thanks to everyone who took part in Central Saint Martins Shows 2023 or visited us at Granary Square last week, celebrating our graduating student community. Please come back again for our final show of the season, CSM Shows: Postgraduate Art, from 28 June to 2 July.

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    Photo: Belinda Lawley
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    Photo: Paul Cochrane
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    M Arch, Photo: Henri T
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    Photo: Paul Cochrane

"Central Saint Martins has a long-standing reputation for providing our students with the foundation and critical reflection to challenge, reframe and situate their creative practices within a world context. At no time is this more pertinent than today.

The work produced by this year’s graduates harnesses the diverse powers of animators, architects, artists, communicators, curators, designers, makers, performers, and writers. The showcase is an indication of individual, critical, emerging practices which seek to make a meaningful contribution to communities and causes within and beyond our own environments.

Behind each exploration is the enduring belief that it is our values, priorities and the context of our work that shape a meaningful creative practice and help us connect with each other. For our students, being at Central Saint Martins is not about having the answers but in finding and having questions that will sustain one’s creative practice for years to come, making their mark on the world.

What you experience here is the beginning of this incredible and sustaining creative journey."

Rathna Ramanathan
Head of Central Saint Martins, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London

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    Photo: Paul Cochrane
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    Sophie Levy, BA Fine Art Photo: Belinda Lawley
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    Photo: Paul Cochrane
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    CSM Alive Performance showcase 2023. Photo: Ana Blumenkron
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    BA Fine Art CSM Shows 2023 - Photo Belinda Lawley
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    Photo: Paul Cochrane
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    Photo: Paul Cochrane
A person looking at the show map next to a show poster
Photo: Paul Cochrane

The printed maps for CSM Shows 2023 were made in-house at our Publication Workshop using a method called Risograph (an eco-friendly form of printing that uses vegetable oil inks), on paper made from 40% post-consumer recycled waste and Bio Residue. Show visitors were encouraged to drop off and recycle their maps as they exited at the end of each show.

The branding graphics on the Granary Building windows and Lethaby Gallery doors were sourced using PVC-free eco vinyl.

The College has not created any single-use furniture for the show. Where there are newly built structures, they are flatpack, designed to be stored and re-used for future exhibitions.

We are also virtual: explore our graduating students online.