Top 10 Art College Degree Shows To Visit This Summer

Posted in Art Style Files by Rise Art on 27th May 2014

Degree season is hitting off! With the finest art institutions in Britain opening their doors to showcase students across a myriad of media, now is the perfect time to champion new artists. Rise Art can't wait to see what the talented class of 2014 has to offer. Here's our list of shows you simply cannot miss. You never know, you could discover the next Damien Hirst or Tracey Emin.

Billy Childish
Man on chairs
St Martin alumnus

1. LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART 

22nd - 28th May
Leeds College of Art gets the ball rolling with their degree show. If you don't get the chance to see it during this period, be sure to catch graduating students' work at The Free Range Art show in London taking place on the 11th of June.  

2. CENTRAL ST MARTINS

23rd May - 27th May - (BA FINE ART, MA FINE ART, MA PHOTOGRAPHY)
Having produced some of the trendiest and most prominent artists of the 20th century, the CSM show offers a chance to see the new movers and shakers of the art world.

3. SLADE SCHOOL OF ART

May 24th - May 29th - (FINE ART UNDERGRADUATE)
June 12th - June 18th - (FINE ART MA/MFA)

This renowned school has consistently brought a world class range of diverse and energetic artists. Last year's show displayed a bounty of multi sensory and witty works.   

4. GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 

8 - 15th June - (FINE ART AND POSTGRADUATE SHOW)
Housed within a striking body of campuses, the Glasgow School of Art is brimming with artistic energy. We're very sorry to hear about its recent fire

5. WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ARTS

12th June - 21st of June - (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER SHOW)
5th September - 12th September - (MFA SUMMER SHOW)
A school which encourages artistic exploration and originality,  if you want an insight into the wacky nature of the art world look no further than here. 

Barbara Rae
Autumn Sierra, Limited Edition Print
RA alumna 

6. RA SCHOOLS

13th June - 29th June - (SCHOOLS SHOW)
The oldest and one of one of the most prestigious art institution in Britain, the RA degree show promises to showcase some of the most skilled and creative artists emerging today. 

7. CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS

13th June - 21st June - (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER SHOW) 
5th September - 12th September - (POSTGRADUATE SUMMER SHOW)
Frequented by Charles Saatchi, this show is the sure place to see the art world's next big things. 

8. CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS 

16th June - 21st June - (UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER SHOW)
15th July - 23rd July - (POSTGRADUATE SUMMER SHOW)
Fast becoming a leading institution for illustration and design, the arts college stands alongside Wimbledon, Chelsea and Central St Martins as one of the world's foremost art institutions. 

9. RCA

18th June - 29th June
The post graduate College boasts a plethora of famous alumni including Tracy Emin, Peter Blake and Barbara Hepworth. Go along and see if you can spot the future canons of art history.  

10. GOLDSMITHS 

20th June - Monday 23rd June (UNDERGRADUATE FINE ART SHOW)
11th July - 14th July (POSTGRADUATE FINE ART SHOW)
Spread across the schools large campus, this show offers a bounty of work. Last year's stella pieces included John William Fletcher's 'Paradise Pool', a dazzling instillation which gave viewers the opportunity to submerge themselves within an aqueous cellophane contraption. 

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Arrangement 1
Wimbledon and Chelsea College of Art alumna 

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