Hockney Gallery, Stevenson Building, Royal College of Art
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Kensington Gore South Kensington London SW7 2EU
SustainLab Society Royal College of Art

What does sustainability mean today? How can art practices respond to this ungraspable term? Sustain Lab, an extra-curricular society at the Royal College of Art, is pleased to present a broad range of works by students from across the university.

The selected works show a critique to the current attitudes to materials, modes of production and the fundamental relationship that humans have with the natural environment. Here, sustainability points to time, from the lost landscape of Doggerland to the technological fashions of the future. Works demonstrate the need to acknowledge that production is the start of a chain that involves an afterlife, leading us to re-think our attitudes to materials and waste. Whilst grounded within walls of the Hockney gallery, the exhibition provides a space to question the institution in which it sits and asks how the university itself is responding to the issue.

Betty Brunfaut, Ed Carr, Liz K Miller, Eva Lili Bartha, Effy Harle, Harriet Katie Hellman, Magda Tritto, Marina Belintani, Peter Green, Shir Raz, Sylwia Orynek, Woo Jin.

This event is part of Green Week 2020, co-curated by Charlotte dos Santos and Tere Chad of Sustain Lab. A VR experience facilitated by Eva Lili Bartha will run on Saturday 14th March from 11:30 – 1pm.


12/03/20- 15/03/20

Private View on 12/03/20 (TBC)  6:00pm – 8:30pm

Opening Times:
Thursday 12th March 10am – 8:30pm
Friday 13th March 10am – 7:00pm
*Saturday 14th March 10am – 6:00pm
*Sunday 15th March 10am – 2:00pm

Hockney Gallery
Stevenson Building 
Kensington Gore
South Kensington

*External guests to book an appointment email: [email protected] [email protected]

Poster: Photography by Woo Jin, Graphics by Betty Brunfaut