The Royal Drawing School’s End of Year Exhibition

13 June 2018 - 21 June 2018

11am- 6pm daily

Trinity Buoy Wharf


The End of Year Exhibition showcases the next generation of art students, and future bright stars of the creative industries. 36 graduating Foundation Year students will display their work in their studios at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London’s Docklands, reflecting a diverse range of ideas and talents across multiple disciplines. The exhibition comprises three areas: the students personally directed studies, the outcome of skills-oriented workshops, and a collaborative drawing project.

Final personal projects are the culmination of a student’s independent studio practice that has been nurtured over the year and demonstrate their independent thinking and making skills. Mixed media works include: prints, photography, film, sculpture, paintings and books, while some students have devised ambitious installations, such as Mei Silvio’s large-scale suspended donut extravaganza. Contemporary life is dissected and examined throughout the exhibition, as the audience is asked to question their relationships with the digital, urban, cultural, political and material worlds around them. These are on display in the Main Stories Building, the Clipper House, and the Clore Studio – the School’s large refurbished drawing studio that opened in September 2016.

The Foundation Year at the Royal Drawing School supports students in their progression to degrees in a variety of areas of specialism. Since the inception of the course, all students applying to higher education were offered places at top ranking universities. This year’s cohort is no exception, with destinations including Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL), Goldsmith’s University of London, Kings College Cambridge, Glasgow School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art.

‘So when people say the problem with our economy is that we don’t make things any more, let’s get out there and tell them this… We make immersive stories, uplifting music, iconic characters, and beautiful designs. We produce, on an industrial scale, all the things that enrich life and make it worth living.’ – Matt Hancock, Minister for Digital and Culture

Exhibiting Artists:
Okikioluwa Akinfe, Kate Appleby, Julia Bamber, Ivo Beatty, Summer Benjamin – Maclean, Serena Berni, Saskia Colwell, Lawrence Cotton, Hannah Davis, Douaa Mariam El Azizi Amazdouy, Isobel Featherston – Lardeux, Roisin Francis, Ioana Gemanar, Olivia Gough, Oscar Greaves, Miles Jezuita, Jana Kattan, Rebecca Kent, George King, Alice Lane, Isabel Lea, Darcey McAlister – Wober, Emma McAndrew D’Souza, Hamish Moore, Emma O’Connor, Heather Pawley, Conor Quinn, Annie Shrosbree, Mei Silvio, Mae Slade, Esme Stewart, Maria Vina, Alastair Walker, Tyler Ward – Bagnald, Ella Wright, Maisy Zane.

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