Contemporary prints and multiples from the RA Schools
Founded in 1769, the RA Schools remains independent to this day. This independence allows it to offer a free three-year postgraduate programme with bursary support to facilitate the production of new work. With a maximum of 17 students per year group it is are able to tailor its' programme to the specific needs of each student, offering time and space to reflect and make. Discussion and debate is fuelled by a variety of lectures, artist talks, group critiques and tutorials given by leading contemporary artists, Royal Academicians, critics, writers and theorists.
This exhibition showcases the work of 18 graduates of 2016 from the Royal College of Art’s MA Print programme in the school of Fine Art who worked closely alongside each other for two years before dispersing around the world to continue their work as artists. The issue of the distribution of images at a time when images are increasingly shared on digital platforms is central to our course. Students were invited to post a paper based image or upload a digital file to be shown on screen copy which uses the idea of interconnection and gathering as a starting point.