Over five weeks, thousands of students will exhibit their work across six disciplines: art, design, illustration, photography, architecture and interior design. The creative hub of East London, the Old Truman Brewery arts and media quarter on Brick Lane, plays host once more to the UK’s largest graduate art, design and fashion show, Free Range on Friday 10th June.
The exhibition, now in its 16th year, showcases the breadth of work being produced by the UK’s top young creatives – both to the public and to the creative industries on the lookout to find the best in up-and-coming talent. Free Range has become a crucial part of London’s cultural calendar and organisers believe this year’s will be the biggest and the best to date with the inclusion of the new sixth category, Illustration.
The show attracts a wealth of participating UK universities and art colleges, providing emerging artists with a prominent platform for their work and a nurturing environment for exhibitors to make their next steps. There will be more than 3,000 exhibitions from 50 leading universities taking place across the venue’s diverse space. Another new addition for 2016 is the introduction of a weekly ‘Best in Show’ award, chosen by a judging panel of industry experts and Free Range partners, in order to celebrate and reward visionary works from each creative discipline.
Former Free Range exhibitors have gone on to photograph the likes of Damien Hirst (Lily Bertrand-Webb), exhibit at Cardiff’s Creative Exchange (Amelia Seren Roberts) and work for the world’s leading arts magazines (Samuel Bradley).
Free Range 2016 10th June – 18th July 2016 Entry: Free The Old Truman Brewery, 81 Brick Lane, E1 6QR