StudioRCA is an exhibition space located on the Riverlight development in the Nine Elms on the South Bank district. 

From October 2018 until August 2019, the Royal College of Art and Wandsworth Council present a programme of co-curated installations in StudioRCA that puts the local neighbourhood and community engagement at its heart. We will work closely with local organisations and schools and welcome our communities into StudioRCA through exhibitions and hands-on workshops. 

Funded by St James, part of the Berkeley Group, StudioRCA supports the long-term cultural strategy for the Riverlight development, providing one of the area's first new cultural offers within Nine Elms on the South Bank, and contributing to London's wider cultural offer by drawing in the local community, visitors, residents and workers to the area. The partnership was brokered and developed by cultural consultancy Futurecity.

Upcoming Programme

16 February – 22 April 2019
James Capper: WALKING SHIP

In this new exhibition at StudioRCA, WALKING SHIP brings together drawings, maquettes and sculpture to chronicle the conceptual, aesthetic and technical evolution of MUDSKIPPER: a 12-ton, hydraulic amphibian sculpture by British artist and RCA alumnus James Capper. MUDSKIPPER is to be launched on the River Thames, London in the spring of 2019.

Open weekends (Saturday & Sunday) and on Easter Monday 22 April, 11am – 5pm

3–5 May 2019
ActionSpace Exhibition: Assembled Lines

ActionSpace is a charity that supports artists with learning disabilities to develop their professional visual arts practice and has worked with learning disabled people and artists in Wandsworth for over 30 years. 

Assembled Lines is a group exhibition featuring ActionSpace artists Lasmin Salmon, Chandrakant Patel, Roland Young and Robin Smith. They share fascinations with lines, edges, figures and repetition which are explored through textiles, painting, drawing and projection.

Part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe festival (3–19 May). 

8 May – 16 June 2019
Yinka Ilori: Types of Happiness

Coinciding with Yinka Ilori’s first public commission, Happy Street – redesigning the Thessaly Road underpass in Nine Elms, London – Types of Happiness is a solo exhibition from artist and furniture maker Ilori, inspired by the 16 different types of happiness incorporated into his bridge artwork. 

Each upcycled piece Ilori creates tells a story that brings Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design, touching on themes of hope, sexuality and social class through parables that are as relevant today as ever. This new exhibition also profiles Ilori’s passionate drive to counter the unnecessary waste of European and West African consumer cultures. Alongside the exhibition, Ilori will be hosting workshops and events. 

Part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe festival (3–19 May). 

2018/19 Archive Gallery

2017/18 Archive Gallery

2016/18 Archive Gallery

1 Riverlight Quay
Nine Elms Lane
London SW8 5AU