Exhibition-making is such a crucial skill to inhabit and own as part of any creative practice. It’s essential when understanding how your work looks outside of the studio, alongside others or within a solo-context. Creative students often go through their entire university degree and don’t get the chance to exhibit their work until their degree show - thus locating free exhibition spaces on campus is pivotal to ensuring students gain first hand knowledge and understanding on the role of exhibitions as a platform for artwork criticality, visibility and exposure.

For students this enables them to have a space on-site to experiment with curatorial methodologies, collaborate, trial their aesthetic understanding and think through how best to position their work when it does come to their degree show or further exhibition experience. It also enables those who are interested in programming to gain experience managing budgets, coordinating an install, installing work, working with other students, risk assessing, running a private view and event programme, de-rig and evaluation. All important skills when gaining work within the culture and / or arts sector. 

From 2017 - 2019 I oversaw and managed 4 Exhibition & Project Spaces across University of the Arts, London college sites:
- Central Saint Martins
- Chelsea College of Arts
- London College of Communication and London College of Fashion.

In total this enabled 48 student-led exhibitions to move forward (both group and solo shows) alongside 4 Summer Residencies for recent graduates.

I have listed below an archive snapshot of these exhibitions, their locations, title, student lead and relevant course / college information.

Central Saint Martins

Exhibition details (click on image to scroll exhibition posters)

12/11/2019 - 29/11/2019: Krishna Balakrishnan - MA Culture, Criticism and Curation Central Saint Martins Strange Encounters - Hybrid Embodiment of Indo-Canadian Identity (solo show)
30/10/2019 - 08/11/2019: Živile Geina - BA Performance Design and Practice Central Saint Martins Cyber Suburb (solo show)
01/05/2019 - 10/05/2019: Bunmi Agusto - BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martinsother on other's territory (joint show)
05/03/2019 - 15/03/2019: Max Lalande D'Anciger Central Saint Martins Current state of the architecture of death: Can speculative architecture be a medium for publically addressing its issues? (solo show)
08/02/2019 - 12/02/2019: Eleanor Louise West and Al Hill, Camberwell College of Arts LGBT+ & Arts Fems Society Human Manifesto open call collaborative exhibition
22/11/2018 - 30/11/2018: Henry Glover - BA (Hons) Fine Art Wimbledon College of ArtsTraces (group show)
06/11/2018 - 16/11/2018: Chia Ying Tsai - MA Service Experience Design and InnovationLondon College of Communication Death Talkit (solo show)
24/10/2018 – 01/11/2018 Joel Davies - BA Graphic Communication Design Central Saint MartinsThe Great Leveller (solo show)
20/02/2018 - 02/03/2018 Beckie Leach McDonald - MA Art and Science Central Saint MartinsMythically Imaging Kings Cross (solo show)
23/01/2018 - 02/02/2018 Yuhwa Son - MRES Art Theory and Philosophy Central Saint Martins Dear Painting (solo show)
01/12/2017 – 15/12/2017 Hansika Jethnani, Education Sabbatical Officer 2016 - 2018 Free Education Now (group show)
21/11/2017 - 01/12/2017Jennifer Elvidge - BAFA Central Saint Martins COASTING (group show)

Chelsea College of Arts

Exhibition details (click on image to scroll exhibition posters)

29/05/2018 - 08/06/2018 Samboleap Tol - BA Fine ArtChelsea College of Art The Age of New Babylon (group show)
30/01/2018 - 09/02/2018 Stanley Black - MA Fine Art Wimbeldon College of Art CONFLICT (group show) 16/01/2018 - 26/01/2018 Laurie Barraclough - MA FilmLondon College of Communication Images of Rural Europe (group show)
24/10/2017 – 03/11/2017 Kang Gao - MA Fine ArtCamberwell College of Art sHIFT (group show)
07/11/2017 – 17/11/2017 Rosalind Faram -MAFA PT Year 2 Chelsea College of Art Boot Camp (group show) 21/11/2017 – 01/12/2017 Krishan Pilch - MArch Architecture Central Saint Martins (IM)POSITION (group show)

London College of Communication

Exhibition details (click on image to scroll exhibition posters)

05/02/2019 - 15/02/2019 Brain O'Callaghan - MA Fine Art Central Saint Martins Transitions (solo show) 06/02/2018 - 16/02/2018 Rafael Morales Cendejas - MA Visual Arts: Books Arts, Camberwell College of ArtsThe Gaze: A short exhibition about feminist zines (group show)
23/01/2018 - 02/02/2018 Tom Morsli - Film and Television London College of Communication Indian Summer (group show)
15/01/2018 - 19/01/2018 UAL Chinese Society Forms (group show)

London College of Fashion (High Holborn)

Exhibition details (click on image to scroll exhibition posters)

04/12/2019 - 13/12/2019 Diego Hernandez Sancho - MA Fashion Photography London College of Fashion I am Full of Love (solo show)
11/06/2019 - 22/06/2019 Hannah Pratt - MA Art and Science Central Saint Martins LUNAR (solo show)
06/02/2019 - 14/02/2019 Zena Altai and Toraigh Watson - BA PaintingCamberwell Roots (group show) 24/01/2019 - 20/01/2019 Faye Matloub and Maya Hammoud - Foundation Arts DiplomaCamberwellEast Meets West (group show) A MENA society exhibition
08/11/2018 - 15/11/2018 Shannon Bono and Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan - MA Art and Science Central Saint MartinsBlack Bodies, Brown Parasites (joint show)
23/10/2018 - 02/11/2018 Tianci Zhang - BA Photojournalism and Documentary PhotographyLondon College of CommunicationThe Propaganda (solo show)
15/06/2018 - 21/06/2018 Amy Loder - MSc Applied Psychology FashionLondon College of Fashion You Are What You Feel (group show)
15/05/2018 - 25/05/2018 Elisa Melodia - Design Management and Cultures London College of Communication PROTODESIGN (group show)
06/02/2018 - 16/02/2018 Sikandar Heyat Khan - Masters in Strategic Fashion Marketing London College of FashionAmalgam (solo show)
31/10/2017 - 19/10/2017 Yiqing Huang- Fashion Design and Development London College of FashionSerenity (solo show

Arts SU Summer Residencies were offered as a development opportunity throughout the Summer months for a graduating student to enable them to complete the necessary work they started for their final show. In the main we found that most students leave university with work incomplete or ideas that require further thinking and dialogue time. This also serves as a starter experience for students wanting to gain their own studio space straight out of University, gaining understansing of how to schedule their own time, work solo and locate the required resources and technical support. Due to space restructions we were only able to offer residencies at our Chelsea location and at our location at London College of Fashion (High Holborn) as students were able to gain key-access to the spaces which meant that they could lock the rooms and store relevant materials as you would with a usual artist studio hire. 

LCF High Holborn Summer Residency 2019:
Tobi Alexandra Falade (scroll for images)

Tobi Alexandra Falade website
LCF High Holborn Summer Residency 2018:
Miette Farrer, Amber Young and Katie Westwood 

LCF High Holborn Summer Residency 2017:
Kate Miller (scroll for images)

Kate Miller (ROCH) Instagram
Chelsea College of Art Summer Residency 2017:
Thomas Chisholm (scroll for images)