Show 2018

23 June – 1 July, 12–6pm daily (closed Friday 29 June)

Show 2018 offers a unique opportunity to experience the best of emerging practice and research in contemporary art and design, from the Royal College of Art’s MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD programmes. Close to 900 art and design postgraduate students exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. Entry to the exhibitions is free, with paintings, prints, glassware, jewellery, furniture and textiles available for sale or commission. 


The Workshop 
26 Lambeth High Street 
London SE1 7JS 

School of Architecture
Architecture, Interior Design

With work in progress by City Design and Environmental Architecture


The WestWorks 
195 Wood Lane 
London W12 7FQ 

School of Communication 
Animation, Information Experience Design, Research Programmes, Visual Communication 

With work in progress by Digital Direction


Royal College of Art 
Howie Street 
London SW11 4AS 

School of Arts & Humanities 
Ceramics & Glass, Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Writing in Art & Design, Curating Contemporary Art, Jewellery & Metal, Painting, Photography, Print, V&A/RCA History of Design 


Royal College of Art 
Kensington Gore 
London SW7 2EU 

School of Arts & Humanities 
Research Programmes, Sculpture 

School of Design 
Design Products, Healthcare & Design, RCA/ICL Global Innovation Design, RCA/ICL Innovation Design Engineering, Research Programmes, Service Design, Textiles, Vehicle Design 

Sales, Information and Shop

The Show sales and information desks in Dyson Building, Battersea, and Darwin Building, Kensington, are open daily 12 noon – 6pm. The Show shop is located in the Jay Mews entrance to Darwin Building, Kensington.

Shuttle Bus

Daily between Kensington (Jay Mews) and Battersea (Woo Building, Howie Street) from 9.30am until 5.30pm, departing Kensington on the hour and Battersea at half past the hour. Daily between Kensington (Jay Mews) and White City (Garden House, Dorando Close) from 9.30am until 4.30pm, departing both sites on the hour.


The RCA fosters experimentation, enterprise and research, accelerating highly creative individuals. This would not be possible without the support of countless individuals, organisations and foundations, to whom we offer our sincere thanks. 

We would particularly like to thank alumni Kristoffer Soelling and Tom Finn of Regular Practice (both MA Visual Communication, 2017), for Show 2018's visual identity and 2D design.

Royal College of Art