RECAP: Our New Creatives Graduate Season 2021

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Our New Creatives season of 2021 has come to a close and what a season it was!

Students from Brunel University, Kingston School of Art, London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins, Interior Educators, Bath Spa University, and City & Guilds of London Art School showcased their incredible work against the odds of covid, the weather, and everything in between.

Over 6,000 visitors came through our doors throughout the 7-week period; these innovative and resilient individuals displayed how the constraints of a pandemic have cultivated their creativity. From small-scale moving tapestries to beautiful ceramics, we had multiple disciplines covered across our venues this summer. Well done to each and every person who exhibited with us, we can’t wait to see what you do next!

Made in Brunel

Made in Brunel: Above the Fold | 17 – 20 June

Their tenth year at Bargehouse! The exhibition showcased the work created by this year’s design graduates from Brunel University. Made in Brunel celebrated their 16th year promoting the incredible work produced by their design department. The show offered a unique opportunity to experience the work their designers have created, fostering the next generation of innovative thinkers; they showcased a great variety of unique design ideas that solve everyday problems spanning all aspects of the industry.  

London College of Fashion

Pattern Cutting 2021 – London College of Fashion | 23 – 27 June
A student led exhibition from the 2021 graduates of BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting at UAL:LCF, showcasing their final collections. The exhibition displayed collections which worked in a multitude of disciplines including menswear, womenswear, sportswear and tailoring. All of these collections retain a marked emphasis on creative pattern cutting and technical, progressive fashion. The exhibition was organised, curated and funded by the students to give them an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and hard work, as well as promoting their new talent to an ever-changing fashion industry.

Kingston University

Reconnecting - Kingston School of Art Illustration Animation Graduate Show | 25 - 27 June

Double the students, double the degree show from two years of Illustration Animation graduates from Kingston University. Selected and curated by the students themselves, they showcased some of their most exciting and current projects within craft, film, print and interactive media. Exploring the rich and diverse field of Illustration Animation, people reconnected with their friends and family, at one of the biggest shows from Kingston’s Illustration Animation to date - there was something fun for everyone!

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UNMUTE - Central Saint Martins | 1 - 4 July

This exhibition presented and celebrated graduating student design work from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, Product Ceramic and Industrial Design programme made during lockdown 2020-2021. Through the materials, processes, and techniques of design, this showcase explores how PCID continues to create for positive impact.

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Interior Educators Summer Show | 9 - 12 July

An exhibition of the best work produced by the 2020 graduates from national courses within Interior Architecture & Design. The show has been running for over 10 years and regularly attracts 1000 plus visitors each year.

To Continue

To Continue - Bath School of Art, Bath Spa University | 15 - 18 July

A group exhibition that showcased works from 48 emerging artists. All the artists involved were recent Fine Art, Creative Arts Practice and Photography graduates from the Bath School of Art in the South West of England exhibiting in London. The title acted as an artist pledge ‘to continue’… making, living, documenting, collaborating in a context of the events of 2020 as well life in general.

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City & Guilds of London Art School Class of 2020: BA & MA Fine Art Graduates | 27 - 31 July

A celebration of the outstanding work of the 2020 BA & MA Fine Art graduates, who have shown enormous resilience and dedication throughout this difficult period. Based on their own creative interests, research and ideas, the graduates chose to specialise in painting, sculpture, printmaking or drawing while studying. The Art School helps students to identify and develop their own artistic voice rather than follow a ‘house style’, the exhibition boasts a diverse range of creative approaches and ideas.

Our annual New Creatives Season at Oxo Tower Wharf has been supporting students for a number of years, providing a fantastic opportunity for upcoming graduates to showcase their hard work in an iconic central London location.

From a rustic five-storey warehouse in Bargehouse to the bright, white walled gallery@oxo, we are able to offer spaces that accommodate different disciplines, creations, and course sizes. gallery@oxo is located right next to the River Thames and consistently receives a high number of visitors; it’s ideal for smaller courses or practices such as jewellery or ceramics. Bargehouse, by comparison, has 13 rooms to offer and is the perfect space for a large number of students to display their work – whether that be animation, textiles, fine art or product design. We also have our central courtyard, which is primed for outdoor installations.

If you would like the opportunity for your course to showcase their talents in 2022, we would love to hear from you! We are taking applications now. Get in touch by emailing

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