The creative hub of East London, the Old Truman Brewery arts and media quarter on Brick Lane, plays host once more to the UK’s largest graduate art, design and fashion show, Free Range on Friday 10th June.
The exhibition, now in its 16th year, showcases the breadth of work being produced by the UK’s top young creatives – both to the public and to the creative industries on the lookout to find the best in up-and-coming talent.
Free Range has become a crucial part of London’s cultural calendar and organisers believe this year’s will be the biggest and the best to date with the inclusion of the new sixth category, Illustration.
The show attracts a wealth of participating UK universities and art colleges, providing emerging artists with a prominent platform for their work and a nurturing environment for exhibitors to make their next steps. There will be more than 3,000 exhibitions from 50 leading universities taking place across the venue’s diverse space, now expanded over three storeys.
Another new addition for 2016 is the introduction of weekly ‘Best in Show’ awards, chosen by a judging panel of industry experts and Free Range partners, in order to celebrate and reward visionary works from photography and fine art.
Former Free Range exhibitors have gone on to photograph the likes of Damien Hirst (Lily Bertrand-Webb) and the Olympic ceremony (Joe Earley), exhibit at Cardiff’s Creative Exchange (Amelia Seren Roberts) and work for the world’s leading arts magazines (Samuel Bradley).
About Free Range Shows:
Free Range Shows will continue its on-going portfolio website as a platform for displaying the work of participating and former exhibitors.
Alongside the exhibitions, Free Range Shows will be hosting a curated program of talks and workshop events with partners British Journal of Photography and Cass Art to add to the experience for exhibitors, industry and visitors alike.
The exhibitions are free and open to the public (except catwalk fashion shows which are by invitation only).
10 Jun 2016 - 12 Jun 2016 Due NorthCleveland College of Art & Design F Block T2
16 Jun 2016 - 20 Jun 2016 Known UnknownsGoldsmiths, University of London F Block S2-S5
16 Jun 2016 - 20 Jun 2016 New WaveMiddlesex University F Block T1-T5
16 Jun 2016 - 20 Jun 2016 201—202—204University of the Creative Arts, Epsom F Block G4
16 Jun 2016 - 20 Jun 2016 Range StreetCoventry University Shop 13, U Block
16 Jun 2016 - 20 Jun 2016 SUSTAINBucks New University Shop 7
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 Ravensbourne Product and Interaction Degree Show 2016Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication Shop 7
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 NapierCollectiveEdinburgh Napier University F Block G4
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 ExordiumFalmouth University F Block G5
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 SurfaceUniversity of East London F Block T2
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 Size MattersUniversity of Roehampton F Block T4
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 Photography Degree Show 2016University of Westminster F Block T1
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 CrazyNorthbrook University Centre F Block T5
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 Photography Swansea 2016University of Wales, Trinity Saint David F Block T3
23 Jun 2016 - 27 Jun 2016 VemödalenPlymouth College of Art F Block T5
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 Edinburgh CollegeEdinburgh College F Block T5
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 SerendipityUniversity of Northampton F Block T4
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY NUANorwich University of the Arts F Block G4
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 FE4TUREFE4TURE F Block T4
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 OdysseyColchester School of Art F Block T3
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 Collective 20Collective 20 F Block T3
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 Graduate ShowUniversity for the Creative Arts, Rochester F Block T1
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 EMERGENottingham Trent University F Block T1
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 Capture 135University of Hertfordshire F Block T2
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 OpticUniversity of West London F Block T1
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 InsiteCoventry University F Block T4
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 PréludeUniversity of Derby F Block T3
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 MomentNewcastle College F Block T2
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 EgressusCity of Glasgow College F Block T5
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 The BasementCambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University F Block G5
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 Middlesex Photography 2016Middlesex University F Block S2
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 FleetBirmingham City University F Block S5
30 Jun 2016 - 04 Jul 2016 PERSPECTIVEUniversity of South Wales F Block S2
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 Exit VelocityArts University Bournemouth F Block T1
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 Fine Art Degree Show 2016Northbrook College Sussex F Block G4
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 Off The WallOxford Brookes F Block T3
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 DeparturesLeeds College of Art F Block T2
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 Curation of CuriositiesUniversity of Hertfordshire F Block T3
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 ForteanSouth Essex College F Block T3
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 CLICKS, PICKS AND COCKTAIL STICKSBatley School of Art F Block T4
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 MASSSAED Loughborough University F Block T5
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 SaltArts University Bournemouth F Block G5
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 Degree ShowCoventry University F Block T1
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 End of Year ShowCroydon School of Art F Block S2
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 We Are TouristsHereford College of Arts F Block T4
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 WSA25Winchester School of Art F Block S2
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 University of Northampton Fine Art showsUniversity of Northampton F Block S3
07 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016 #WIPUniversity of Gloucestershire F Block S5
14 Jul 2016 - 18 Jul 2016 INTER-LOCKRavensbourne F Block G4
14 Jul 2016 - 18 Jul 2016 INSCAPENottingham Trent University F Block G5
14 Jul 2016 - 18 Jul 2016 Interior EducatorsRegent's University London F Block T1-T5
About The Old Truman Brewery:
The Old Truman Brewery, East London's revolutionary arts and media quarter, is home to a hive of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants. For over eighteen years the Old Truman Brewery has been sensitively regenerating its ten-acre site of formerly vacant and derelict buildings into spectacular office, retail, leisure and event spaces. The finely tuned mix of business and leisure has created an environment unique in London, making the Old Truman Brewery a destination in its own right.
The Old Truman Brewery has a history of running special projects and supporting artists and designers, providing up and coming talent with the chance to perform on an international level. These special projects, which include Free Range Shows and Fashion East (www.fashioneast.co.uk), have become major creative events of their own.
In addition to Free Range, the Old Truman Brewery is host to Graduate Fashion Week and D&AD New Blood, further establishing the site as the best venue to see UK graduate talent, and growing the graduate season of events at the site.
Illustration Weekend: 10th – 12th June
Design Week: 16th – 20th June
Photography Week 1: 23rd – 27th June
Photography Week 2: 30th June – 4th July
Art Week: 7th – 11th July
Interior Design / Architecture Week: 14th – 18th July
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