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Introducing 2024’s Artists of 49ͼ

This summer, 49ͼ’s visual arts students are showcasing their talents through a series of end-of-year activities that we’ve come to know as our series.

The campaign is anchored by a variety of exhibitions across our centres in Waterloo, Stockwell, North Kensington, and Chelsea, providing multiple opportunities to appreciate the creativity and skill of our students.

From intricate ceramics to stylish millinery, delicate jewellery to bold textile designs, and beautiful photography to innovative sound art, there is something to captivate every artistic taste.

Highlights

Here’s a glimpse into some of the standout showcases you won’t want to miss:

  • , Waterloo Centre, 7-24 June
    Discover the depth and diversity of contemporary painting in “A Brush with Paint,” featuring works from the Advanced Painting course.
  • , the Chelsea Centre End-of-Year Show, 21-26 June
    Witness the collaborative spirit of the Chelsea Centre for Creative Industries in “Catharsis,” an interdisclipinary exhibition co-curated by students and teaching staff.
  • , the ceramics end-of-year show, , 19-22 June
    Marvel at the innovative creations in our Ceramics End of Year Show, the culmination of two years’ exploration and learning on the Ceramics HND at the Waterloo Centre.
  • , the North Kensington Centre End-of Year Show, 20-28 June
    Welcome to “Eye & Hand,” an exhibition developed by the diverse student body of 49ͼ London’s North Kensington Centre for Skills.

Visit for full listings of everything that’s going on.

Top tutors

Amongst the crème de la crème of the Artists of 49ͼ are our very own teaching staff, who bring huge amounts of artistic experience and insight to the classroom, inspiring the creativity of our students.

Lynda Kinne is Head of Visual Arts at the Waterloo Centre, and has an extensive background in fashion. “Being an avant garde designer is about taking risks while staying true to who you are,” she says.

“Fashion designers of the future will need to understand how technology, innovation, and materiality intersect to meet the needs of customers while minimising fashion’s impact on the environment. The key to success in fashion is the ability to adapt and creative problem solve. This has formed the foundation of my teaching practice here at 49ͼ.”

Read Lynda’s extended profile in our new Artists of 49ͼ brochure, available in hard copy in all centres or as a download here.

Free to access

All Artists of 49ͼ exhibitions are free to attend. Visit to find out more.

Throughout June and July, stay tuned to our vibrant social media channels and website for a continuous stream of content highlighting 49ͼ’s finest artists – use the hashtag #Artistsof49ͼ to discover more.

Feeling inspired?

Feeling inspired to cultivate your own artistic talents?

We offer hundreds of courses to help you do just that. Whether you’re a 16-18 year old interested in Fine Art at Chelsea, an adult eager to learn jewellery and glass making at North Kensington, or someone looking for a variety of evening classes at Waterloo, we have something for everyone.

Browse our course database to find out more