- 25 June 2022
- 2 minutes
For the very first time, the Royal College of Art's graduate exhibition takes on a hybrid form. RCA2022 takes place across the College’s Battersea and Kensington campuses from 25 to 30 June (except 27 June) and online as a digital discovery platform.
- 25 June 2022
- 2 minutes
The physical exhibition sees the RCA open up its campuses to visitors – with deeper insights and interpretation available via our digital discovery platform, enabling a global audience to engage with work by the RCA Class of 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting our physical exhibitions and exploring work online via RCA2022.
Work by graduates from the RCA’s four Schools – Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Communication and Design – is exhibited across our Battersea and Kensington sites. Throughout the physical exhibition, you’ll find QR codes which take you to the RCA2022 digital discovery platform where you can find out more about the practitioner, their work and the thinking behind their process. Maps to help you navigate the physical exhibitions will also be available from the receptions at Battersea North, Battersea South and Kensington.
Discover a world of installations by graduates from the School of Arts & Humanities across Battersea North – from vast canvases to intricate metalwork – with exhibitions from our Painting, Print, Photography, Ceramics & Glass and Jewellery & Metal programmes, as well as postgraduate researchers. Battersea North is also home to works from the School of Communication – with pieces by Animation, Information Experience Design and Visual Communication graduates opening up a realm of possibility across both Battersea sites.
Battersea South – our newly opened campus designed by Herzog & de Meuron – hosts an array of works from the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Communication and Design. Take in mixed media works by graduates of our Contemporary Art Practice and Sculpture, Animation, Information Experience Design and Visual Communication programmes. Explore boundary-pushing designs from Fashion and Textiles graduates, as well as encountering solutions devised by our Design Products graduates to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Dive into the future of our built environment and living spaces and encounter innovative technologies and creations from the Schools of Architecture and Design – with works by graduates of Architecture, Interior Design, Global Innovation Design, Innovation Design Engineering and Service Design programmes exhibited across Darwin Building on Kensington Gore.
All RCA2020 exhibitions are free to attend – with opening hours varying across the days, as detailed below. Check our dedicated event page to plan your visit.
25 and 26 June: Exhibitions are open to the public from 12–6pm, with last entry at 5.15pm.
27 June: Exhibitions are closed to the public and will only be open to exhibitors, staff and their guests for Convocation, the RCA’s graduation ceremony.
28 June: Exhibitions are open to the public from 12–6pm except for the Textiles, Design Products and Fashion exhibitions which will close at 2pm.
29 and 30 June: Exhibition hours are extended to 12–9pm, with last entry at 8pm.
Our digital discovery platform allows you to immerse yourself in the work and thinking of the world’s most talented emerging artists and designers. Whether you are also visiting the physical exhibition or solely taking in works online, RCA2022 provides multiple entry points to navigate works by the RCA Class of 2022.
Take a deep dive into work in a given discipline or connect practices with shared concerns across the College’s Schools and programmes with collections. Discover collections curated by Societies from the RCA Students’ Union, including the Feminist Society, the Disabled Students Network, the Neurodiverse Society, RCA BLK, Soma: Body-Centred Design, RCA Drawing, the RCA Working-Class Collective and Merziety, which all bring work together thematically.
Join RCA artists, designers and researchers in person for tours, performances and discussions taking place across both our Battersea and Kensington campuses. Unable to travel to London or wish to explore our graduate Show remotely? Our programme of digital events runs from 25 June to 3 July and includes webinars, online tours and Q&A sessions. You can discover our full events programme here.
Support emerging talent from the RCA through our dedicated online shop. From 23 June to 3 July, a selection of works from RCA2022 graduating students will be available for purchase through RCA Sales.
Also of interest
Sophie Paul (MA Writing, 2021) on accessibility and RCA2022
Sophie Paul (MA Writing, 2021) explains how the RCA2022 visual identity incorporates a positive move towards accessibility. With input from the RCA's Disabled Students Network and Neurodivergence society, working alongside our design agency Europa.