The End of Year Exhibition showcases the next generation of art students, and future bright stars of the creative industries. 42 graduating Foundation Year students will display their work in their studios at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London’s Docklands, reflecting a diverse range of ideas and talents across multiple disciplines.
Skills-based teaching forms an integral part of The Foundation Year, equipping students with the knowledge and techniques necessary to develop their practice both for further education and beyond. Courses focus on working from observation including from the life model, the city and the landscape to produce paintings, drawings, sculptures, animations and photographs. A selection of these works are exhibited alongside the collaborative drawing project: large-scale panoramic drawings and animations, which reflect a process of working together in groups to capture the unique surroundings of Trinity Buoy Wharf.
The Final Major projects include: paintings, prints, photographs, moving image, sculpture, digital painting, drawings and handmade books. Some students have devised live installations, such as Albert McLean’s unconventional corner shop of altered found objects. Often of little value, such as card and tin, He uses these materials to recreate normal household items that have been subverted making them awkward in scale, form and material. Contemporary life is dissected and examined throughout the exhibition, as the audience is asked to question their relationships with the digital, urban, cultural, political and material worlds around them.
The Foundation Year at the Royal Drawing School supports students in their progression to degrees in various specialisms. Since the inception of the course, all students applying to higher education have been offered places at top ranking universities. This year’s cohort is no exception, with destinations including the Ruskin School of Art, Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL), Goldsmith’s University of London, Kings College Cambridge, Glasgow School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art.
‘So when people say the problem with our economy is that we don’t make things any more, let’s get out there and tell them this… We make immersive stories, uplifting music, iconic characters, and beautiful designs. We produce, on an industrial scale, all the things that enrich life and make it worth living.’ – Matt Hancock, Minister for Digital and Culture, September 2016
This one-year, skills based art foundation year is based at Trinity Buoy Wharf in an inspiring part of London’s Docklands buzzing with creatives and artists’ studios. Building on the success of its first two years this main campus has recently been expanded, featuring the new Clore Drawing Studio.
Stefan Ahmad, Zoe Andrews, Hafsa Aziz, Bridie Beaumont Epstein, Caitlin Booton, Cara Byrne, Jack Chauncy, Emma Cole, Max Critchlow, Isabelle Cyr, Oluwasemilore Delano, Ruben Douglas-Campbell, Jessie Evans, Olive Findlay, Rachel Fonseca Burtt, Yasmin Gapper, Laura Goodman, Leanne Ingram, Joy Jindu, Alicia Johnson, Rowan Kelly, Preslav Kostov, Moina Leahy Walker, Eve Lewis, Marie Luke, Alice Martin, Albert McLean, Verity Monroe, Amelia Morgan, Fiona Oakley, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Oonagh Quinn, Katie Ramsden, Lorenzo Rangoni, Jessica Reeves, Pip Roberts, Emily Stevenhagen, Megan Stuart, Ewan White, Georgiana Wilson, Jude Wood, Hannah Wu.
Tuesday 13th June
7-9pm, Trinity Buoy Wharf
Come and celebrate with the graduating students of The Foundation Year at the Royal Drawing School. 42 students will be exhibiting the culmination of their study in a multi-media display spanning the studios at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Light refreshment provided. firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher & Potential Applicant Open Day
Tuesday 20th June
2pm, Trinity Buoy Wharf
This event is open to anyone interested in The Foundation Year, either as a teacher in higher education, or as a potential student for 2018/19 and beyond. There will be a short presentation about the course ethos and structure, followed by a tour of the studios. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet our current students, find out about the course and to see the work of current graduating students in their End of Year Exhibition.
For more infomation on The Foundation Year and how to apply for 2017-18 please visit https://royaldrawingschool.org/courses/foundation/