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‘Just Imagine’ asked creatives to do exactly that – to reimagine what a sustainable future could look like through art. Entrants were encouraged to take inspiration from Sir David Attenborough’s recent film, A Life On Our Planet, in which he reflects on the changes to the natural world during his lifetime and presents his hopeful vision for the future. The nationwide call-out saw creative responses to the solutions and messages seen in the film.




The inaugural BODY and PLACE funded residencies aim to reframe the drawing of the body within unusual contexts outside the confines of the life room. Drawing and mark making is a recognised way to access and unleash the creative process. As it falls out of favour in art schools and in the art curriculum generally, we invite artists across generations to rethink drawing the body as an essential and key part of their artistic practice.

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Women Make Sculpture aims to dispel the myth that women artists do not (or cannot) make engaging, ambitious and, if desired, large scale outdoor works. Women Make Sculpture is an award of £15,000 towards the making of work: be it new or stemming from an idea long under consideration. The brief was open as to material, narrative and theme but the work must demonstrate an interest in making and materials or be inspired by the context for the work.

The winner of Women Make Sculpture commission is Rachel Ara. Ara’s work will be exhibited in the University College London (UCL)’s Bloomsbury Campus from mid-October 2019.



Subject Matter in Collaboration with the RCA

Becoming brings together 17 current students from the RCA's Fine Arts and Communications Schools. It articulates a shared interest in the theme of ‘becoming’ – in terms of ‘becoming a sustainable artist’, and ‘becoming an art collector'. 

The exhibition allows room for the students' exploratory, research-led practices whilst giving visitors the chance to support these emerging artists and learn more about their work and their efforts to become sustainable, both artistically and financially. 



Subject Matter Art, MTArt and Predella House

Church Street in Central London will be transformed into an immersive experience celebrating emerging artists. We'll take you behind the scenes and introduce you to artists, curators and some exciting thinkers and disrupters. Join us on this journey through a working artist's studio and two innovative exhibition spaces with talks and workshops. 

3rd - 8th October 2017, Church Street, London NW8

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