This online exhibition, titled ‘Not The Grad Show’, showcases the work that the students have been making during lockdown, whilst their studies have been suspended. Diploma student Jonathan Faragher, created a video of the final works exhibited in a virtual version of the Newington Gallery. This video will go live on Thursday 2nd July at 12pm. It will be hosted on the Art Academy website here, along with individual versions of the work and artist bios.

We would like to invite you all to a Zoom Private View to celebrate the opening of ‘Not The Grad Show’ with us. If you would like to join please fill out the below form to receive an invite link.

UPDATE: Friday 19th June 2020

We are reopening!

Next month the Academy will be reopening for summer school and, from September 2020, welcoming academic students back on site.

As you can imagine, the lockdown has posed challenges for us all here at the Academy but we are learning and adapting and innovating to help us keep things running as normally as possible for all our students and tutors.

Many of you on our academic programmes have undertaken assessed modules online during the lockdown, but we miss the vibrancy and creative buzz that students, staff and tutors bring to the Academy.

At a time when creativity has never been more essential and as the country prepares to ease out of lockdown we have been busy making preparations for a ‘new normal’. Our main priority, of course, is to ensure the wellbeing of our community of staff, students, tutors and models. To this end we will be running a reduced number of courses over the summer.

Going forward there will inevitably be more online and remote teaching for our academic courses. In the meantime we are making changes to our buildings to reduce any risks posed by coronavirus. So, whether you are a returning student, or a new or prospective one wanting to develop the art skills you rediscovered during lockdown, we understand you will probably have questions.

We hope that our Coronavirus FAQs are helpful to you. We have also created a dedicated Keeping the Academy Safe page that will be kept updated with the latest information.

We look forward to welcoming you on-site soon.