Origins student exhibition

Visitors at Origins 2016
Image courtesy of UAL

Our annual exhibition, Origins, celebrates the exceptional work being produced by students taking UAL Awarding Body qualifications at further education institutions nationwide.

From 1 May we will start accepting applications for Origins 2018.

Our annual creative arts festival is a celebration of the best work UAL Awarding Body students have produced at their Further Education institutions. Successful applicants will be given the valuable experience of representing their institution as well as UAL Awarding Body as they exhibit their work at a popular Central London location.

This is the first year that we will be bringing our music and performing arts showcasing event and our art, design and creative media exhibition under the same roof to form our first ever creative arts festival.

Students will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, educators and other students at the private viewing of the festival and for the duration of the festival.

Origins creative arts festival will take place at The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf from 2 – 5 August with the private viewing taking place from 6-9pm on 2 August. 

You can apply through these submission forms:

Art & Design and Creative Media
Fashion, Business & Retail

Origins 2017 took place 5-11 July 2017 at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, as part of the established student showcase season Free Range.

The exhibition showcased work by students studying for UAL Awarding Body’s Creative Media and Art & Design qualifications (including FAD) at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. The showcase included 116 pieces from 48 Centres across the country, chosen by curator Elliott Burns from a total of 450 submissions.

Find out more about Origins 2017 in this short film:

Highlights from Origins 2017. Film by Gareth Johnson.