Open Day

A College-wide open day is offered to prospective students during the Show, to allow an insight into programmes, studio spaces and facilities alongside the work of this year's graduating students.

For more information and to register, see Open Days.

RCA Robotics Trail

The RCA has partnered with Imperial College London to participate in the inaugural UK Robotics Week, 25 June – 1 July 2016. Show 2016 features a Robotics Trail, showcasing graduates' projects in digital smart agenda, augmented reality, human-robot interaction, smart textiles and autonomous cars. 

The Robotics Trail is a gateway to experience the RCA's design expertise, engineering and technological capabilities and a reflective approach to exploring our technological future. Look out for trail stickers throughout the Show.

Battersea Events


Fine Art Performances: MA Performance Pathway
Dyson Gallery Performance Studio

Works Solo
Wednesday 29 June, 4.30–7pm
Solo works (15 mins each)

Saturday 2 July, 2–4pm
Individual artists in cooperation

Throughout the Show, video recordings of all nine artists' performances will be projected within the Performance Studio, alongside a comprehensive installation of each artists' work and practice.

Additional Fine Art Performances

Jenna Finch, MA Sculpture
The Human is Hidden but Moves Within
Daily, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm (5 mins)
Sackler First Floor

Jewellery & Metal Performance

Gender Blender
Sunday 26 June and Sunday 3 July, 5pm
Performance by Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis with jewellery from Sari Räthel
Third Floor Woo Building


Gorvy Lecture Theatre Screenings, Dyson Building

2pm, 4.30pm and 6.30pm daily

Moving Image Pathway Showreel

Gili Lavy, MA Photography: Moving Image
Absence (13 min)

Sam Williams, MA Sculpture: Moving Image
It is not the outside surface but the inside surface (2.33 mins)

Lotte Nielsen, MA Print: Moving Image
YAOI (12.31 min)

Callum Hill, MA Sculpture: Moving Image
Solo Damas (11.37 min) 

School of Fine Art Showreel

Alex Gibbs, MA Painting
Paula Fitzsimons, MA Painting: Performance
Jaeeun Jo, MA Painting
James Laycock, MA Painting
Josefina Nelimarkka, MA Painting
Sandra Stanionyte, MA Sculpture: Performance
Susannah Stark, MA Print
Saskia Vranken, MA Sculpture: Performance

School of Fine Art Research

3.30pm and 6pm daily

Ruth Maclennan, PhD Photography
All the Time in the World (15 min)

Kensington Events

Fiftysix Hours
RCA Students' Union, RCAfe

Exhibition and public programme curated by RCA Students' Union exploring topics of display, education, radicalism and recreation in design and art.

School of Communication Screenings
Lecture Theatre 1, Darwin Building
Daily at 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm

A showreel of Animation films (94 mins)

Royal College of Art