Royal College Art annual graduate show, Show RCA 2014 will take place simultaneously across the College’s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington from 18 to 29 June 2014.
Show RCA offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. 575 art, design and humanities postgraduates from more than 40 countries will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. There are no admission charges to the exhibitions and much of the work is for sale or commission. Items range from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles. Buyers have the opportunity to invest right at the beginning of an artist or designer’s professional career.
Show RCA 2014 features work from six different Schools – 22 programmes in total. This year sees the first graduating cohort from the newly established programmes of Information Experience Design, Interior Design and Service Design. The School of Material (Ceramics & Glass, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Fashion Footwear & Accessories and Textiles) will for the first time be exhibiting together in Battersea.
RCA alumni include some of Britain’s most renowned names in art and design including Henry Moore, Sir James Dyson, Thomas Heatherwick; Christopher Bailey; David Hockney Tracey Emin; Zandra Rhodes and Orla Kiely.
Show RCA 2014 media partner is It’s Nice That (INT), a cultural magazine that champions creativity across the art and design world. INT will broadcast a series of short films made with RCA staff and students, giving an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse as they prepare for the Show.
The Show’s graphic identity, designed by 2013 graduates Giulia Garbin and Jack Llewellyn, digitally re-works six historic woodblock typefaces from the College’s Letterpress studio to represent each of the six Schools.