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Summer Shows: A showcase for the artists and designers of the future

Olivia Ibanez Solano Thigh Trouble UAL Summer Shows 2017
Olivia Ibanez Solano Thigh Trouble UAL Summer Shows 2017
Olivia Ibanez-Solano, Thigh Trouble, UAL Summer Shows 2017. BA Graphic Design Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Photograph: Kristy Noble Photography.
Written by
John Wallace
Published date
25 April 2018

The summer shows are the highlight of the academic calendar at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. Show season runs May to September, and students from all courses will be showcasing the skills they have honed during their time with us. Here we take look back at some of our Vice-Chancellor’s favourite images from last year’s shows.  They will give you a taste of what to be expected when the colleges open their doors to the public this summer.

Skate Type (below) is the work of BA Graphic Design Communication graduate, Conor Crook.

3 orange skate ramps outside
Conor Crook Skate Type UAL Summer Shows 2017

BA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts examines the wide-ranging aspects of the graphic design process and contemporary communication.

The course places a strong emphasis on exclusive live projects in collaboration with the creative industries. The work our students produce reflects their passion for new ideas as well as developing their digital and technical skills.

BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts invites students to work alongside our internationally respected team of artists and writers, providing a critically creative environment where they can develop their own practice.We encourage open and exploratory thinking while equipping our students with the confidence, experience and skills needed to play an effective role as professional artists on an international stage.

A photograph of a waterfall
Simon Fraser, BA Fine Art, Untitled, UAL Summer Shows 2017. BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Photograph: Kristy Noble Photography

Students on BA Textile Design take an experimental and creative approach to textile design gaining colour, design and materials knowledge within textile print, knit, stitch or weave.  Ideas and conceptual thinking are developed through fashion, sustainability, interior and exterior design projects. The course actively encourages a studio culture to develop alongside specialist textile workshops.

Colourful sections of typography
Nomita Saldanha, Underground, UAL Summer Shows 2017. BA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Photograph: Kristy Noble Photography.

The  BA Interior and Spatial Design allows students to develop skills in conceptualising and designing spatial situations.With a focus on human scale and material experimentation, student projects include architectural interiors, installations, sensory environments and furniture design. The course prepares students for a variety of careers in the art and design industry.

A repeat pattern
Heman Xia, The New Experience of Train, UAL Summer Shows 2017.BA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Photograph: Kristy Noble Photography.

Chelsea College of Arts Undergraduate Summer Show 2018 runs from 15-23 June 2018 and will celebrates the ground-breaking, thought-provoking and critical creative practice of graduating students on the following courses:

BA Fine Art, BA Graphic Design Communication, BA Interior & Spatial Design, FdA Interior Design
BA Textile Design, Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Graduate Diploma Interior Design,

Private View: Friday 15 June, 6 – 9pm.
Public opening times: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4.30pm. Monday – Friday, 10am – 8pm.

Chelsea MA Summer Show 2018 will run from  7-13 September
(closed Sunday 9 September)

The Chelsea MA Show has an international outlook and a reputation for exploring innovative cultural solutions. It is a degree show exhibition celebrating the graduating students of:

MA Fine Art  MA Interior & Spatial Design, MA Textile Design , MA Curating & Collections MA Graphic Design Communication

Private View: Friday 7 September, 6 – 9pm
Public opening times: Saturday, 11am – 4.30pm. Monday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm.
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For press enquiries please contact John Wallace, External Communications on 0207 514 7948.