Graduate Shows

Ideally situated between Tate Modern and Southbank Centre, Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf is easily accessed from both the City and West End (view our location here).

With 8,000 square feet, Bargehouse is ideally suited to large group shows, regularly hosting thought-provoking and innovative shows from its location at London’s cultural heart. A raw, distinctive warehouse space, it has become an established venue for BA and MA graduate shows, having showcased a decade of emerging talent from universities including Brunel, Central Saint Martin’s and Goldsmiths.

The hire of Bargehouse includes:

– Free access to wi-fi (partial coverage of building)
– Use of the building for one evening for a Private View event (Mon-Thurs until 9pm)
– The use of 5 back-lit poster sites
– Inclusion in 6 back-lit ‘What’s On’ posters
– Inclusion in the Coin Street monthly e-news to 10,000 recipients
– Inclusion on our website with a link to your own site
– Social media coverage
– PR support from our in-house marketing team
– Possible inclusion in 39 monthly free events poster listings and 39 quarterly events poster listings along the South Bank


Take a look at the feedback we’ve had from universities…

“Taking Brunel University’s Made in Brunel design and engineering showcase to Bargehouse after five years in Islington was a significant step to take, but one which was hugely successful. In making this move, we recognised the huge potential of the site, allowing our students an almost unique sense of freedom to design and create a whole visitor experience in a venue rich in history and atmosphere. The venue enabled us to present the best of modern student design to a vastly expanded audience of design professionals, friends, family, businesses and media, all inspired by design and drawn in part by the excellent central location as well as the fascinating work on display.

“Another reason for the success of Made in Brunel was the support offered by Coin Street Community Builders who went well beyond the call of duty in helping the University and the students to deliver an excellent week of events and activities at Bargehouse. I was hugely impressed with the whole team there and hope to have the opportunity to work with them again soon on this or other projects.”
Clive Gee, University Director of Development & Alumni Relations at Brunel. Exhibitor in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

For the past years our final year theatre designers relocate to London for their weekend-long exhibition at Bargehouse on the South Bank. It’s a chance for students to showcase their work to industry professionals in the heart of cultural London. Bargehouse is both an extraordinary building and location, four and half stories of Victorian warehouse situated between the National Theatre and Tate Modern. The spaces are large and deeply atmospheric; the students are immediately inspired by the opportunity and have excelled in creating their final show. The exhibition at Bargehouse in the last two years has attracted nearly 2000 visitors and given our graduates an unequalled experience and opportunity.”
Sean Crowley, Head of Production & DesignTheatre Design at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Exhibitor in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016.

“Bargehouse is a unique venue in terms of its untouched raw state, which connects with the students’ work.”
Joanna Greenhill, Previous Course Director MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s. Exhibitor in Bargehouse 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014.

“Bargehouse was a successful location for 3 years of design degree shows, giving each student space to show work to its best advantage. Oxo Tower Wharf, a focus for design, provided students with a venue to help start their creative careers.”
Image and Communications Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Exhibitor in 2004, 2005, 2006.

Also shown at Bargehouse:

Blackpool & the Fylde College BA (Hons) Photography School of Art & Design

Kingston University MA Art & Space, Art & Design History, Arts Market, MA Communication Design, MA Curating, Contemporary Design, MA Design: Product & Spatial,Drawing as Process, MA Fashion Design for Industry, MA Illustration & Animation, MA Production Design For Film &TV, MA Screen Design For Film & TV

London College of Communications BA Graphic & Media Design Appraisal

University of Brighton BA (Hons) Editorial Photography

University of Gloucestershire BA Professional Media Photography

University of Westminster MA Photographic Studies

Winchester School of Art BA Fine Art.


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Number: 020 7021 1650

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