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Key details


  • External (UK)
  • Ingate Works
    SW8 3NS


  • Free

Who could attend

  • Everyone


  • Exhibition

Graduates from the RCA’s School of Design and School of Arts and Humanities will be exhibiting their works and emerging practices as part of the inaugural Battersea Design District at London Design Festival 2023.

This is a cross section of emerging talent encompassing Design, Art, Craft and Fashion, responding to themes that are at once global and Pan-Human, subjective and personal.  There is a sense of urgency to the works; to address grave matters, to make a landing in the post-education world, to express and be acknowledged.

Battersea is renowned for its pioneering design heritage, with firsts in engineering and transport as well as a place for inventions and industry that have changed London and the world.

The Battersea Design District is joining the London Design Festival for the first time in 2023. This partnership celebrates local heritage while also spotlighting the neighbourhood’s creative communities and emerging innovation in the dynamic London Borough of Wandsworth.

Opening Times

Monday 18 September: 3–7pm
Tuesday 19 September: 3–7pm
Wednesday 20 September: 12–8pm
Thursday 21 September: 3–7pm
Friday 22 September: 3–7pm
Saturday 23 September: 10–5pm
Sunday 24 September: 10–5pm

Events programme

Monday 18 September

4.45–5.45pm: 'Marking Movement' workshop led by Line le Fevre

Wednesday 20 September

3–3.15pm: Welcome to the space + LDF Battersea Express
3.15–4.15pm: Panel 'Material Narratives' led by Leonora Lockhart
4.15-4.45pm: Panel on Women in Design Innovation led by Rhea Thomas 
5–6pm: Marking Movement' workshop led by Line le Fevre
5–7.30pm: Networking + Drinks
6.15–6.30pm: Marking Movement' performance by Line le Fevre
6.30–7pm: Panel on Impact of Indian Designers on Contemporary Jewellery Sector led by Naireeta Paul


Harielle Atana-Lindor, Adélie Beese-Leroux, Kamea Devons, William Eliot, Dianrui Fu, Eesha Gaur, Sauda Imam, Line le Fevre, Xiaoyu (Sho-Woo) Li, Rowena Liangru Lu, Leonora Lockhart, Justine Masché, Masao, Emma Jade Money, Naireeta Paul, Jacqui Ramrayka, Selene Sarı, Rhea Thomas, Shinhye You, Jing Zhao & Ying Zheng

Find out more.

Battersea Express