I love this time of year ... with a host of students at BA, MA and PhD level, all coming to the end of their respective studies, there are great works out there to be discovered. This weekend saw the opening of SHOW 16, the annual graduate show of MA, MPhil and PhD students at the Royal College of Art.
Some of my favourites are shown below ... but none of the images capture the wonderful optimism, pride and ambition that seemed to fill the air as the students cast open the studio doors to step out into the wide, world. It was a great boost, and a timely reminder to not let self-doubt and sensibleness (is that even a word?) get in the way of being who we can be, and making what we want (even, if in the words of my darling brother, it is 'only' a 'beautiful, useless thing'). I need beautiful, useless things in order to think and make sense of the world ... and in that case, they're not useless at all!
Thoughts, works, adventures and responses from the studio and beyond