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RCA Long Night 'Stop the cuts'

Tuesday 7th December 6.30pm
RCA Café Kensington

The RCA Fashion Show

The annual Fashion Degree Show at the College is always a must see.
RCA Society members and associates were there too - using the occasion to also select a winner for the 'RCA Society and T&H Art Book Prize'. Amidst all the fashion aficionados you may recognise members and design colleagues from the trade who are designing, co-ordinating, buying, teaching or reporting - See picture gallery and video.

RCA Degree Shows

28 May–6 June 2010: SHOW One - Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU - Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics & Glass, GSM&J.
Show One has opened (see photos)
RCA Society members met up at the opening of "Show One" - not only to enjoy what is a jolly occasion to bump into old friends (and maybe make new ones) but also to decide on their nominations for this year's "RCA Society and Thames & Hudson Art Book Prize". Send your nominations immediately and make sure to meet up at the other shows opening nights.

RCA First Year Interim Shows

Don't wait for the Degrees shows to come around as you can catch up with how the work by the College's current student intake is developing. The interim shows are good to see because the pressure is not yet quite on for the students so the work is still experimental and personal. The first of this year's 'interim shows' included work from the Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Gold/Silver/Metalwork schools.

Prof Sir Chris Frayling leaves the College to Dr Paul Thompson

Sir Neil Cossons, chairman of the College Joint Selection Committee of three members of the Council and three members of the Senate, announced the appointment of Paul Thompson as the new Rector and Vice-Provost with effect from September, 2009 when the current Rector, Sir Christopher Frayling, steps down from the post.

The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing!

Every October over 1200 UK venues, from scout huts and schools to national museums and palaces, take part in The Big Draw. This annual programme demonstrates that drawing is the perfect medium for learning, observation, self-expression and fun. Wide-ranging events and themes span the arts and sciences, proving that drawing can be an enjoyable public activity as well as a private passion.

Chris Orr

Chris Orr - painter, draughtsman and printmaker left his post as Professor and Head of Department of the Printmaking Department at the Royal College of Art London (1998 - 2008). Other accolades coming in this decade include Royal Academician and Professor Emeritus and the MBE - (nothing to do with empirical). His beautifully crafted and acerbic work (reminiscent of Cruikshank and Gillray) is exhibited worldwide and graces a number of public collections - Arts Council of Great Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Science Museum, and the Tate Gallery.

Sir Terence Conran is New Provost

Sir Terence Conran, who has succeeded the Earl of Snowdon as Provost of the Royal College of Art, chaired his first Meeting of Court on 14th December 2004.

Ellipsed...? Plans Halted!

The Council of the Royal College of Art has announced some important developments for new building options on the main Kensington Gore site and at Howie Street, Battersea. They have also decided to withdraw the College’s planning application for the Nicholas Grimshaw ellipse building on the site opposite the Royal Albert Hall.

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