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 – RCA2022 – from 25 June to 3 July.
Encompassing over 900 postgraduate students across the RCA’s four schools – Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Communication and Design – the show will feature an international student cohort of emerging artists, designers, architects and creatives.
RCA2022 engages, explores and interrogates vital topics and issues, providing solutions and artistic responses to problems affecting society and the planet today, with four themes emerging that tie work together: Bodies, Deep Connections, Environments and the Big Beyond.
“It’s fantastic to be able to present our graduate show in person again. These students follow in a great tradition at the RCA and their world-beating ingenuity, creativity and artistic talent are a match for any of our illustrious alumni.”Vice-Chancellor of the Royal College of Art
The RCA exhibitions are free to attend and open to the public.
On 25 and 26 June the exhibitions are open to the public from 12–6pm, with last entry at 5.15pm.
On 27 June the exhibitions will only be open to exhibitors, staff and their guests for Convocation.
On 28 June the exhibitions are open to the public from 12–6pm except for the Textiles, Design Products and Fashion exhibitions which will close at 2pm.
On 29 and 30 June there will be a later closing time of 9pm, with last entry at 8pm.
For more information about visiting RCA2022, view our dedicated event page.
Dr Paul Thompson, Vice-Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, commented on RCA2022's hybrid physical and digital nature:
“It’s fantastic to be able to present our graduate show in person again. These students follow in a great tradition at the RCA and their world-beating ingenuity, creativity and artistic talent are a match for any of our illustrious alumni. This year we hope to welcome more people to RCA2022 than ever before by presenting work across our Battersea and Kensington campuses, as well as online for global audiences to see what our talented art and design graduates are making. To be showing the work of over 900 graduating students across both online and physical platforms is a testament to our incredible staff and students, and it’s particularly exciting to showcase students’ work in the brilliant new spaces at our recently opened Battersea campus.”
RCA2022 will also present an array of events encompassing conversations, presentations, performances and unique experiences – which are already available to browse on the RCA2022 digital discovery platform. RCA students and teaching staff will come together to inspire and inform, alongside special guests including award-winning author Olivia Laing, Transport for London’s Head of Experience Hanna Kops, and acclaimed curator and writer on photography and visual culture David Campany.