City & Guilds of London Art School
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
124 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ
City & Guilds of London Art School

Tues 25 June 18:30 – 21:30

Wed 26 June 11:00 – 18:00
Thurs 27 June 11:00 – 18:00
Fri 28 June 11:00 – 21:00
Sat 29 June 10:00 – 17:00
Sun 30 June 10:00 – 17:00

This is a free entry event.

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Fine Art

This year’s Degree Show features work from an eclectic range of practices and subjects. Installations include an exploration of death, loss and memory with subterranean exhibits of fur and bones encased in glass mouldings and a swarm of almost 300 individual ceramic vessels that draw on the Delftware tradition, combined with expressions of gender transformation.

Materiality is explored in sculpture and participatory art that focuses on objects or materials, particularly those in the domestic sphere, that spark interest for their formal qualities and for their potential in carrying meaning as the embodiment of ideas.

Spray paint and highly-coloured acrylics are used on large-scale canvases, depicting a fetus-like imaginary character representing the artist’s childhood, inspired by the iconic work of Charles M. Schultz. Meanwhile themes of nostalgia, temptation, seduction, consumerism and deception are explored through paint in works where photorealism sits next to a painterly brush mark and trompe l’oeil is used to challenge the viewer.

Historic Carving

Stone and wood carving students exhibit pieces reflecting their broad spectrum of highly-developed historic craft skills. The exhibition features an interpretation in stone of Charles Sargeant Jagger’s bronze Royal Artillery Memorial depicting WWI Officers, fine examples of drapery carved in stone and lettering carved into a large roof slate from the Palace of Westminster. An ornately carved and gilded wall mirror and a beautifully carved Walnut wall bracket detailing a stylised figure of an angel with floral arrangement, are just some of the exhibits from students on the Woodcarving & Gilding degree.


Conservation students exhibit their final year conservation projects that they have managed independently, with cultural objects loaned from private and public collections. The show features, amongst a range of exhibits, a Pietre Dure table top that has had its many loose and missing stone pieces reinstated to bring the piece back to its original splendour and an Italian, polychrome wood sculpture of St Gerard Majella that has been treated with algae to consolidate the flaking paint and significant losses have been restored.