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London Grads Now.

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Saatchi Gallery

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London Grads Now. brings together under one exhibition over 150 graduating artists and more than 200 works.

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Saatchi Gallery is delighted to announce that it has reopened to the public on Thursday September 3rd, 2020 with ‘London Grads Now.”. This thought-provoking exhibition showcases works by graduating students from London’s leading fine art schools including; Royal College of Art, UCL: Slade School of Art, Goldsmiths: University of London, UAL: Chelsea College of Arts, UAL: Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL: Camberwell College of Arts and UAL: Central Saint Martins.

Following the unprecedented cancellation of graduation shows across London due to COVID-19 restrictions, Saatchi Gallery with the generous support of Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, invited students and lecturers to organise an exhibition that would enable graduating students to showcase their works safely within international-quality gallery spaces. Through an incredibly collaborative effort London Grads Now. will bring together under one exhibition over 150 graduating artists and more than 200 works. Saatchi Gallery, which transitioned to a charitable organisation in 2019 and relies upon private donations and public support, has a strong commitment to expanding and improving the knowledge and passion for the arts, particularly contemporary art. London Grads Now. is a key part of that ongoing commitment.

MFA graduate and curator of the selected works from UCL: Slade School of Art , Victoria Cantons, refers to her artists as “fresh graduates who provide a snapshot of the exciting ideas, explorations and discussions that are occurring in art today. The work is important as a reflection of the experience we're going through now.”

The exhibition was curated by Mandy Franca (curator of selected works from Royal College of Art), Victoria Cantons (curator of selected works from UCL: Slade School of Art), Januario Jano (curator of selected works from Goldsmiths, University of London), Juan Bolivar (curator of selected works from UAL: Chelsea College of Arts, UAL: Wimbledon College of Arts and UAL: Camberwell College of Arts), and Mazzy-Mae Green & Greta Voeller (curators of selected works from UAL: Central Saint Martins). Graphic design graduates from UAL: Central Saint Martins, Abbie Liley and Lili Philips designed all promotional materials of London Grads Now.

Juan Bolivar, painting lecturer and curator for the selection of works from UAL: Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon, commented “This exhibition of London-wide MA graduates is an incredible opportunity to celebrate the work of a new generation of artists and recognise the resilience of the human spirit. Selecting from a rich variety and diversity of MA graduates practices that have been nurtured during their time at CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon), one can feel reassured that in this glimpse of voices we have a future. This is a London art scene that is alive and kicking.”

Saatchi Gallery has been committed to supporting emerging British artists for over 35 years, and now more than ever, we are pleased to support emerging artists during these uncertain times. We have provided seven gallery spaces from September 3rd through October 11, 2020 to our participating schools – with each gallery space entirely curated by students and lecturers.

Following the success of online graduation showcases for our participating schools, we believe London Grads Now. will enable audiences to discover new artists. The health & safety of visitors and staff is our priority. Saatchi Gallery will be following government advice on health & safety measures including:

  • Social distancing throughout our building
  • Operating a one-way navigation throughout our spaces
  • Wearing of face coverings by staff and visitors
  • Multiple hand sanitisation stations

COVID-19:

Saatchi Gallery is committed to playing our part in encouraging the art world to reopen by supporting artists and exhibitions. The health and safety of everyone involved remains our top priority. All visitors, including Members, need to book a timed ticket online before visiting. There are one-way routes around the gallery, guiding visitors through the exhibition. Each route offers access to toilets, our Saatchi Store and Restaurant. All visitors are required to wear face coverings whilst inside our galleries, apart from those who are exempt. If you or anyone you live with displays symptoms associated with Covid-19, or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has Covid-19 please stay at home and delay your trip until it is safe to visit the Gallery. All of our staff have been given comprehensive Covid-19 specific training.

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Duke of York's HQ

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SW3 4RY

United Kingdom

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