Kicking off this weekend is the UK’s largest graduate art, design and fashion show. Yes, that’s right people, Free Range is returning to the Old Truman Brewery for its 16th consecutive year. A truly incredible offering of up-and-coming talent, the exhibition is comprised of a whole host of smaller events, including talks, presentations, performances and finally, awards ceremonies. We can barely contain our excitement.
Opening this Friday on 10th June and running util Monday 18th July, this massive showcase is one of London’s must-see creative events. If you haven’t yet visited, we urge you to make this the year that you do. Explore photography, fashion, illustration, visual art and more as the weeks unfold.
Every seven days a new theme is set to dazzle, starting with illustration and culminating with interior design and architecture. If that weren’t enough to whet your appetite, there’s a double whammy fortnight of photography shows taking place that promises to be an exceptional look at what today’s young creatives are producing with classic tools and processes.
In partnership with art colleges and universities across the UK, Free Range is a chance to really see what creative study can nurture and inspire in young people. With more than 3,000 exhibitions taking place in one of our favourite Shoreditch venues, as well as industry talks and workshops from the likes of Cass Art and the British Journal of Photography, there’ll be plenty on offer for the next month or so.
Oh, and did we mention it’s all free? No fare necessary, simply turn up on any Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to discover the best of British. We can’t wait for the opening night this Friday but in the meantime, we’ll be keeping up to date with all things Free Range on Twitter using the hashtag #FreeRangeShows and over on Instagram.
Browse the website for the full festival programme and keep an eye out for our featured artists and creatives’ exhibitions too. There will be plenty of grads that we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing showcasing their work and we’ll be proudly celebrating and supporting them by visiting. These exhibitors are the future of the creative industries and this month-long event occurs but once a year. You owe it to yourself to drop in, don’t miss Free Range.
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Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth