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RCA Fine Art Degree Shows 2011

RCA Fine Art Degree Shows 2011
Fine Art: Sculpture - Painting - Printmaking - Photography
This was the first year that ‘Fine Art’ Degree shows took place in the new purpose built Studios in the College’s Battersea campus*. All these disciplines converged in Howie Street - merging practice boundaries and interspersing performance and zany kinetic installations with the more traditional wall works and static monoliths.

Doreen's doing sterling stuff in Kent to save the council's 'family silver'

A 17th Century painting of 'Judith with the head of Holofernes' by Gerad Seqhers has for many years adorned the yellow painted walls of Tenterden's local town hall - until now.
In these days of cuts and cash crises local councillors have decided to 'flog it' along with another painting to raise dosh for a new heating system. There is a lot of coverage about how the vital public services are affected by budget cuts but the arts are often the first to feel the squeeze.

John Kaine - "Lexicart: word as object"

The exhibition 'Lexicart...' opened at the end of a week which saw the hottest April day on record. John Kaine's word art 'presented in the form of dry cleaning' at the AND "eventSpace" venue in east London drew together, throughout the evening, a broad mix of around eighty people. As with most RCA Society collaborative events there was plenty of time to socialise - eat delicious food and have a glass or two.

James Dyson succeed Sir Terence Conran and RCA Dyson Building - Battersea campus

Sir James Dyson to Succeed Sir Terence Conran as Provost of the Royal College of Art. The Head of the College, the Provost presides over meetings of the Court and confers degrees at Convocation. Sir James will take up the post on 1 August 2011. Sir James Dyson, whose term of appointment is five years, is widely acclaimed as one of the world's most successful and influential design entrepreneurs. Earlier this year, his report for the Conservative Party, Ingenious Britain, called on the Government to re-awaken Britain's innate creativity and competitive spirit.

RCA Long Night 'Stop the cuts'

Tuesday 7th December 6.30pm
RCA Café Kensington

"400 Women"

Preview: 11 November 6-9pm
Shoreditch Town Hall Basement
Old Street London EC1V 9LT
Exhibition runs: 12 - 28 November 2010 - (Tues - Sun 12 - 6pm)


400 Women is a project conceived by artist Tamsyn Challenger in response to the brutal murder and rape of more than 400 women over a decade in the U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez and the region of Chihuahua in Mexico. Some 200 artists have each painted one of the murdered women, confronting us with a safeguarding in our memory the dead and disappeared.

Paintings by Five

One of our members, Saleem Arif Quadri (MBE) (http://www.saleem-arif-quadri.co.uk) (http://www.rcasociety.net/search/1368?firstname=Saleem), is showing his works with four other artist in an exhibition entitled 'Paintings by FIVE'. The exhibition is curated by Shanti Panchal.

Raju Mondhe, Shanti Panchal, Ritu Sood, Dilip Sur and Saleem Arif Quadri MBE.

Private View (RSVP: curator@bhavan.net)
Thursday 4 November - 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition - 4-18 November, 11am - 7pm
Bhavan Centre,
4a Castletown Road,
West Kensington
London W14 9HE
tel: 020 7381 4608

The Spirit of Place and Cultural Diversity - Photographic Award

Accademia Apulia UK is proud to present Genius Loci, the international Photographic Prize aimed at promoting emerging photographers of all nationalities based in the United Kingdom and in Italy. The prize aims to foster stronger cultural links between the two countries through the Arts.

Sunbury Workshop

Sunbury Workshop
London E2 7LF
London Design Week

The Boundary Estate, Peabody's splendid 19th Century solution to the hovels and hideouts, sits inside the old historic 'Jago' of Bethnal Green - an historic place of fearsome reputation, of abject poverty and loathsome crimes of 19th Century London. A place you didn't enter. unless absolutely necessary. A century later the area is home to smart 'designer' shops and restaurants, and bubbles with young well heeled and talented people full of boundless energy - it's the place to be.

London Design Week - Sunbury Workshops

In the city fringe areas of Shoreditch the Design and media industries are thriving - so it is good to see a pocket of RCA graduates setting up shop in Sunbury Workshops located in the Boundary Estate which straddles the boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets . The Boundary, a result of a radical social programme which demolished the east end slums of the infamous “Jago”, is now home to new “designer-makers”. Web and ‘ap’ architects, hi-fashion jewellers, and chic interior designers...

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