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Exposed: highlighting historical collections at the Central Saint Martins Museum

Published date
26 Jan 2017


Exposed: 11 Jan – 09 Feb 2017

Taking a snapshot in time and place, Exposed brings together work by four mid-century designers who studied or taught at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (later Central Saint Martins). Print by Barbara Hanrahan, textiles by John Drummond, ceramics by William Newland and graphic design by Richard Hollis combine to reflect the changing styles and attitudes of post-war art and design. Alumni of the Central School of Art and Crafts contributed to the shaping of our contemporary world and this exhibition reveals the lineage of teacher and pupil that stretches across generations and throughout the College’s history. Barbara Hanrahan was taught by Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes-Stanton, William Newland by Dora Billington, John Drummond studied textiles under Dora Batty while graphic designer Richard Hollis, a student in the 1950s, later taught at the School alongside leading modernist typographer Anthony Froshaug. Exposed is kindly supported by G.F Smith.

Exposed location:

Window Galleries

Central Saint Martins

Granary Building, 1 Granary Square

King’s Cross London



The CSM Museum & Study Collection holds tens of thousands of objects including a historic teaching collection, work by staff, students and alumni, and archive material telling the story of the college. It is used for exhibitions, research and in teaching.


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