Every year our graduating Design for Performance students exhibit their incredible work in Cardiff and at the Bargehouse in London.
This year was one of the largest Balance exhibitions with over 40 exhibitors.
“Balance celebrates the moment that the exhibitors enter the industry,” says Director of Drama Sean Crowley.
“It’s a focus for employers to meet first hand a new generation of design practitioners.
It’s a great way for the students to complete their training – the BA students receive their final degree classification the day after we open, while they’re exhibiting in the heart of London, between the National Theatre and the Tate Modern.”
From concept illustrations to fully fleshed-out theatre props, Balance 2019 showcases the finest work from the next generation of theatre designers to industry professionals, offering ideal networking opportunities, and acting as a platform to launch our graduates’ new careers.
Curating the exhibition is always a huge, collaborative effort from all of our Design students, who were responsible for organising and installing Balance both at the College and in London.
Clare Marie Johnson describes how working on Balance brought networking opportunities and a chance to talk about her work with industry, while also developing her resilience:
“I learned to work in a group and how to deal with different personalities and not be scared of jumping into a task I hadn’t done before.
I’ve learned that if something needs to happen it will, and not to worry. I also loved what I exhibited and was proud to talk about it to those beyond College.”
Following graduation, Clare has a placement with RWCMD graduate and puppeteer Max Humphries after her cat puppet caught his attention at Balance. Clare has also sold her first painting at the exhibition.
See our social media gallery below which tells the story of Balance 2019.
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Well this has definitely been the hardest but most rewarding couple of weeks building this exhibition with over 40 people exhibiting, over 200 mdf flats, having to build a second floor in one of the spaces to fit everyone in to the two large spaces we have. Come and see Balance 2019! We are in Cardiff from now until 19th June then we will be bringing it to the Bargehouse (near Oxo Tower) in London from 27th June until 30th June! #backstagecrew #crew #balance2019 #balanceexhibition #exhibition #designexhibition #design
This week #Balance2019 from our brilliant graduating design students @RWCMD moves to London @OxoTowerWharf https://t.co/cdrwgNnyLe The opening is Thursday June 28th at 6.30pm. Please join us to celebrate some stunning work! pic.twitter.com/dkOZfoEK6G
— Helena Gaunt (@hgaunt) June 24, 2019
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"So you're awake. Looks like death is not your fate just yet. Some time has passed since I found you: your master still lives but they'll soon make use of his bloodline. The limb you have lost will give way to something more… useful. You'll learn to appreciate its worth. Your death won't come easily." ~Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice The start to the Shinobi arm.