Every spring I look forward to the buzz of the London art school degree show season.
15 May 2018
Like Spring inevitably turns into Summer, once again the art school degree show season is upon us. The exhibitions are usually the entry-level stage for emerging artists and have had a good track record for launching new talent. It is also one of the best ways to keep abreast of current and future trends in contemporary arts.
The 40th anniversary of the first ever Sex Pistols concert at the old Central Saint Martins on Charing Cross road is celebrated with a series of events this Friday. CSM is hosting an evening of talks, films, music and art. Working in collaboration with Paul Gorman, Be Reasonable Demand the Impossible will celebrate punk culture and its abiding […]
BLITZ, a contemporary art space based on the Mediterranean island of Malta, has worked alongside emerging practitioners from Central Saint Martins in order to explore the proliferation of the networked image in the online environment in a new exhibition called NEW WEAPONS. The idea that an image can exist in many different areas simultaneously – across technological, geographical and social borders […]
A Central Saint Martins ceramics student has alleged that she failed her undergraduate ceramics degree because a series of ceramic turds submitted as her final project offended her tutors. Ann Plumb, claims that her potty project failed because it was not “clean, saleable art” of the type that would encourage parents to send their children […]
A Central Saint Martins student, Scarlett Evans, aged 22, has beaten off competition, including some of the most innovative young photographers worldwide, in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus catagory. Student Focus is one of the largest international programmes for photography students. Involving 230 educational institutions worldwide, its aim is to support and inspire […]
25 May 2013
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 […]
A live auction to benefit the Frank Martin Sculpture Fellowship Fund is to be held at Central Saint Martins. The sale will give the public the opportunity to invest in work by young emerging and established practitioners. This years auction will be held in the Lethaby Gallery at CSMʼs award winning Kingʼs Cross home.This new […]