This year’s crop of Central Saint Martins graduate shows have surpassed expectations and created a first rate exhibition not to be missed. It is unusual to see such strong contenders from the undergraduate body competing strongly with the MA programme. I was especially impressed with the oversized drawings by Carla Raffinetti (see above) and the mirrored plexi sculptures by Samantha Scholtz.
The university has divided the degree shows into two distinct sections. Degree Show One shows work from the seven courses of the School of Art which now includes the work of the new two year postgraduate courses: BA (HONS) FINE ART, MA FINE ART, MA ART AND SCIENCE, MA PHOTOGRAPHY, MRes ART: EXHIBITION STUDIES, MRes ART: MOVING IMAGE, MRes ART: THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY
There have also been some promising achievements for the school of Art this year. BA FINE ART 2012 graduate, Conall McAteer and winner of the NOVA award for the best Central Saint Martins student of the year, has gone on to win the Clyde and Co Blank Canvas Commissioning prize 2012 and was shortlisted for the Catlin Art Prize.
MA FINE ARTʼs Martin Cordiano who graduates this year won The Red Mansion Award and was selected for the 2012 Threadneedle Art Exhibition. Classmates, Marianne Morlid and Yi Dai have also been selected for this prestigious award.
New course, MA ART AND SCIENCE collaborated with the British Library to put on an exhibition: Encounters Between Art and Science, inspired by the Library and itʼs Science collections.
MA PHOTOGRAPHY students held a public symposium in February 2013, Memory and The Present, with artist and Reader at Central Saint Martins, Pam Skelton. Student Lara Morrellʼs work has been featured in the British Journal of Photography.
CSM alumna Laure Prouvost has won the Max Mara Art prize and is shortlisted for the 2013 Turner Prize along with fellow ex-student, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
DEGREE SHOW ONE: ART – 25TH – 29TH May
DEGREE SHOW TWO: DESIGN 19TH JUNE – 21ST JUNE
Photo: Carla Raffinetti Drawing 2013 BA Hons Degree © Artlyst 2013
BA Fine Art Show & MA Fine Art Show In Six Seconds