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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Ryan McDonagh

Show RCA work

  • Crutch collection (detail)

    Crutch collection (detail), Ryan McDonagh 2019
    Photographer: Ryan McDonagh

  • Crutch collection

    Crutch collection, Ryan McDonagh 2019
    Photographer: Ryan McDonagh

  • Sticker collection what

    Sticker collection what, Ryan McDonagh 2019
    Photographer: Ryan McDonagh

Major project:

What Are You Looking At?

The project is about movement and how disability is viewed, by a vast majority.  Also, importantly, how it has been handled within the institution. A collection of crutches with statements on the back are to raise attention to what has been said and documented; and turning something from negative into something that can be used as a positive.


  • Ryan is a multidisciplinary designer and visual communicator. He specialises in analogue techniques and speaking out over all of the 'noise'. 

    His practice is focussed on connection, equality and materiality. He is interested in the complexity within the simplicity.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Graphic Design, University of Brighton, 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • Twofold, OXO Tower, London 2017; Transient Hole, Furtherfield Gallery, London, 2018
  • Funding

  • The Tony Snowdon Scholarship
Royal College of Art