Goldsmiths CCA residents- Open call

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is inviting applications for up to 3 student or alumni collectives or groups to become part of our new Residents Programme, starting in autumn 2021. It’s an exciting initiative developed to broaden the voices, relationships, and lines of inquiry of the CCA.

Overview of Residents

Residents will see up to 10 community and student groups take up residence in the John Garcia Family Foundation Gallery (the first gallery as you enter the building) over the long-term. Each will use the space on a regular schedule – either weekly, fortnightly, monthly – to host their activities, as an additional resource for their core work. Residencies will last 1 year (reviewable depending on emerging needs and priorities).

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BA Design Degree show 2021 wrap-up

The 2021 BA Design graduation show “My friend, oh! It’s been so long” has now finished, but there’s still time to catch up on anything you’ve missed!

You can find out more about all the students from the class of 2021 and their graduation work from the show website.

On the Youtube channel BAD:TV, catch up with live performances from the show week (28 June-1 July) and also watch videos and films that are part of the student projects.

The class of 2021 also ran a podcast series in which students answered questions about their work and their creative process in one minute; listen on Spotify.

There were no events or exhibitions open to the public this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. A display of installations was set up on campus in the third year studios, you can see more photos on our Facebook page.

The Design blog ran several interviews and articles on individual student projects before and during the show. Find them all via the tag My friend oh!it’s been so long:

Erin Button

Colombia Everett

Lucy Gaston

Elektra Thomson, Mathilda Taylor

Aarushi Mathiyani

Saundra Liemantoro

BA Design Degree Show 2021: Saundra Liemantoro, “Black Box- White Clay”

The BA Design class of 2021 are presenting their outcomes this week, under the title “My Friend, Oh! It’s Been So Long.” The blog continues to give you a peek at the work being showcased. Today, Saundra Liemantoro:

“At the end of 2nd Year, I had been working with clay a lot. When lockdown started, the ceramics labs shut, and the world went online. I felt that the difference between working with the patient, warm, tactile clay and with the overcrowded, cold cyberspace was jarring. In the contemporary, technology feels so far away from craft and I intended to bring craft and computing closer.

Craft, textural, embodied, layered, materialised handicraft.

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BA Design Degree Show 2021: Aarushi Matiyani, “Stitched Sedition”

This year’s graduating Design students are presenting their outcomes this week, under the title “My Friend, Oh! It’s Been So Long.” The blog continues to give you a peek at the work being showcased. Today, Aarushi Matiyani:

“Stitched Sedition acts as a growing archive on textile, recording district-wide network shutdowns in India. It’s a method of protest that raises awareness about the serious implications of internet shutdowns through performing embroidery in public spaces. The word sedition holds a loaded political context in India, with a draconian era law that has put journalists, young activists and artists behind bars for being critical of the government. 

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