Makeright: Making bags to make good


Visit the latest Window Gallery display to view this collection of anti-theft bags designed by prisoners from HMP Thameside, London and Sabarmati Central Jail, Ahmedabad, India.

Led by the Design Against Crime Research Centre at CSM, in partnership with the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad have been learning design skills and gaining qualifications whilst developing a range of anti-theft bags, that when finalised will be sold to raise money for the national healthcare charity Sue Ryder.

Makeright partners Abel & Cole are offering Central Saint Martins staff and students 50% off their first and fourth orders – visit MyArts to find out about the partnership and how you can activate their offer.

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October: The Great Experiment


Talks, screenings, installations  5 – 6 OCTOBER | ACROSS CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, we’re hosting a free programme of discussions and screenings.

Join us and a host of renowned writers, theorists and film makers as we consider the Revolution’s complex creative legacy as well as debates around art’s autonomy and its political commitments. Visit the event’s webpage to view the line-up and book your free tickets.



We are currently launching a new program called ‘The Play Space’ for aspiring artists and art students. We are offering FREE creation and exhibition space, workshops, talks, art challenges, mentorship, networking & publicity opportunities. Could you please pass the attached document and email along to your students?

We are currently doing an Open Call for artists from October through December 2017. If you are interested in showcasing your work, please send us the following through the link listed below:

1. Name  2. E-mail:  3. Phone number:  4. Website or links to work:  5. Art-discipline(s):  6. Theme(s) of work:   7. Availability(are you available to show work October, November, December?):  8. Can you offer workshops or lectures? [yes or no] 

Join us as we launch ‘The Play  Space’ from October 10th, 2017

 ‘The Play Space’ is our latest initiative tailored to the young, thriving art community, ‘The Play Space’ will run every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at The Flying Dutchman.

 At The Flying Dutchman we’ve always been strong supporters of the arts. One of our missions is to provide new and emerging artists a free platform to share and promote their work. The Play Space is our latest initiative tailored to the young, thriving art community. We’ll be offering a diverse program of activities and events to support artists at the start of their career. These will include: 

 FREE exhibition & creation space

The space will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 

Creation hours: 12:00pm to 6:00pm 

Exhibition hours: 6:00pm to Midnight

 Artist Residency Apply to become a resident of The Play Space! 

You get regular publicity of your work in our social media channels/newsletter, to take part in Residence-only art exhibitions, priority bookings for the exhibition space as well as priority access to talks, workshops, & events


Monthly art challenges

We open up our stage and gallery to artists of all kinds to showcase, perform, and exhibit their work based around a given theme each month. Artists can submit works that relate to the monthly theme for consideration. The Play Space team will choose a select group of artists to be featured in an exclusive, group exhibition each month. 


Workshops, talks, lectures

We will curate a diverse selection of informative and unique learning opportunities for more established and new artists alike. Artists will not only learn, but will also have the opportunity to network, connect, and collaborate with each other in and outside of their own art focus. 


Find out more about ‘The Play Space’ and our Residency program here: 

 If you have any further questions feel free to contact us at

Black History Month


Call for submissions
Submissions are sought from all black students for Arts SU’s annual Black History Month exhibition. Existing works of any medium including painting, sculpture, drawing, film, photography or performance in response to the theme of Revolution and Black History are welcome. The deadline to submit artwork is midnight 3rd October. Students can find out more information and submit their work on the Arts SU website.


The Bomb Factory

The Bomb Factory is organising a series of events around the title theme of “Female Trouble” as part of the Art Licks Weekend funded by the Arts Council

Please join us this Thursday 28.09.17 6-9PM at The Bomb Factory for the PV of FEMALE TROUBLE; an installation and sculpture exhibition by Sarah Roberts, Lucia Quevedo & Pallas Citroen as part of the 2017 Art Licks Weekend.

Female Trouble takes place in the gallery at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation with supporting 2D works displayed in local shop fronts in and around Archway.

Open daily: 12-6PM

Exhibition preview: Thursday 28.09.17 6-9PM
OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND: 30.09.17 & 01.10.17 12-6PM
Artist Q&A led by curator Hannah Thorne ‘FINDING SOLUTIONS: Pragmatic Approaches to Art-Making’:Saturday 30.09.17 6-8PM 
Film Screening FEMALE TROUBLE: Sunday 01.10.17 6-8PM
Finissage & Live performance by Liv Fontaine: Saturday 07.10.17 7-9:30PM

FEMALE TROUBLE is funded by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, with kind donations from AbsolutePrint & the Peruvian Embassy in London. FEMALE TROUBLE is made possible by the generous support of local businesses: Hanley Estate Agency, Map Gift Shop, Tesco, Crisis, & St John’s the Evangelist Church.


Postgraduate Art students 2017  NYHA at Sluice 2017 – Post Student Art School

This weekend:  : NYHA will be showcasing works from  members Anni Katrin Elmer, Ben Lansky, Maximilien Lebaudy and Vishal Kumaraswamy along with a Public Participation Workshop ‘Post Student Art School’
30th September – 3 October to attend       Private View: Saturday, 30.09.2017, 12 – 3pm    Instagram @poststudentartschool

Morning Lane / Bohemia Place / Mare Street Hackney Central, London E8  more information:

Sluice Biennial: VIP Preview
The Sluice Biennial is an international platform that combines the visions of artist/curator-run galleries and projects. It prioritises artists over strictly art-market interests by focusing on curatorial rig- our, a DIY ethos and collaborative programming. This year, for our fourth edition, the Sluice Biennial is based in Hackney Central. The Biennial will create a hub of artistic activities over four days and multiple venues. It will present artistic practice as an investigation and promote self initiated galleries, projects & discussion, all within the context of the global community. With a diverse range of galleries & projects at the Biennial, there will be a large programme of exhibitions, live-performances, screenings and moderated talks all presented by over twenty five galleries from as far afield as Canada, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, the USA and from around the UK. At the biennial, NYHA will be showcasing works from our members Anni Katrin Elmer, Ben Lansky, Maximilien Lebaudy and Vishal Kumaraswamy along with a Public Participation Workshop ‘Post Student Art School’ and a curated screening of Artists Film, Video and Moving Image works ‘Lacunae’.

To attend please rsvp via the link below:
– RSVP -<> For further information please visit the Sluice website.

Rebecca Ackroyd

Byam Shaw and RA graduate Rebecca Ackroyd opens at Zabludowicz Collection  : PRIVATE VIEW TONIGHT   Thursday 28 September, 6–9​pm

Zabludowicz Collection Invites:  Graduate Rebecca Ackroyd.   Rebecca graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2015 after completing her BA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art in 2010.
All info Here
Rebecca will be giving the Monday Guest Lecture on Monday 9th October 5.30pm Lecture Theatre.
All Autumn Monday Guest Lectures attached.
Exhibition open: 28 September–5 November  176 Prince of Wales Road   London  NW5 3PT

Ways of Knowing

Closing reception of Ways of Knowing: the Bridget Riley Art Foundation and Central Saint Martins at the British Museum.

Please join us on Thursday, 28th of September 4.15-5.15.

Closing reception of Ways of Knowing: the Bridget Riley Art Foundation and Central Saint Martins at the British Museum.

Ways of knowing  explores artistic influence, the space of creative productivity

and working through process. Join the artists and curator for an informal, drop-in discussion of the exhibition and the collaboration between Stage 2 Central

Saint Martins students and the Bridget Riley Art Foundation at the British Museum.

Location: The British Museum, The Prints and Drawings Gallery (Gallery 90). To get to the gallery, use the north entrance of the Museum (on Gower Street). Use the lift or the stairs to level 4.

Contact: Sarah Jaffray,

Please be advised: the Museum currently has a bag check before you enter the building; there is sometimes a queue for the check. Suitcases, large bags (e.g. hiking rucksacks) and packages are not allowed in the museum.

October: The Great Experiment

October: The Great Experiment is a free public programme of talks and screenings brought together by the students and staff of Central Saint Martins and Afterall.

October 1917, and its immediate aftermath of artistic and cultural experimentation, set the terms of the great twentieth and twenty-first century debates around art’s autonomy and it’s political ‘commitments’. The fundamental argument in the wake of the Russian Revolution  – which, according to the Gregorian calendar, took place in November 1917 – that art and culture could, through education and enlightenment, influence the course of history, seems ever more pertinent today, in the context of new cultural and media phenomena that powerfully influence ‘public opinion’, governance and, indeed, elections.


From Lenin to Trump: Glasnost in the Digital Age

19:00 – 21:00, Friday 6th October, LVMH Lecture Theatre

A discussion between Luke Harding (Senior International Correspondent, The Guardian)

Lorraine Gamman (UAL Lecturer – “Design Against Crime”) and Kevin Rothrock – (Senior Editor of the Russian online newspaper, Meduza) led by Central Saint Martins students Saranya Kundasamy and Katy Sacks on new forms of political protest in an era of rapid technological expansion leading to a period of enlightenment in the arts and new media not seen since the Russian Revolution. October 1917 saw the overthrow of an authoritative regime which led to innovative and creative methods of activism and propaganda. The current allegations of Russian interference in the US election highlight both the evolving east-west relationship and advancements in technology which make this subject politically urgent.

Free, but booking is essential. Tickets are available from 

Info whole series is: Here


The Doctoral Platform at CSM offers PhD candidates the space in which to meet, share research, as well as co-ordinate, curate and participate in a variety of events.

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