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.
6 July – 4 August 2019
Designs for Real Life
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) at the Royal College of Art undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people's lives. The final exhibition at StudioRCA will be a showcase of some of the Centre's diverse and engaging projects, as well as displaying winning student designs from The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards – an annual competition for graduated RCA students that rewards creativity in people-centred design across all disciplines. Awards are given to projects that address issues across five HHCD themed categories: Digital Inclusion, Healthcare, Inclusive Spaces, Work Futures and Disability. There is also a special overall prize for ‘Creativity,’ judged and personally awarded by Helen Hamlyn.
StudioRCA will close to the public from Monday 5 August. Designs for Real Life is our last exhibition in the space.