Showcasing the best emerging creatives from UAL, Xhibit is your chance to get your work noticed by a panel of creative industry professionals.
Open to all current students, you can be at any level and studying any discipline to apply. There are no themes or constraints.
The resulting exhibition reflects the diverse range of creativity at UAL and offers those involved a unique chance for collaboration, exhibition and development - championing their work to a wider audience.
Selected Xhibit artists receive personalised feedback from the selection panel, personalised exhibition-making experience, curatorial guidance, installation knowledge, exhibition exposure, professional development, a place in our yearly Xhibit catalogue and critical feedback on your work as well as securing a place in the longest running open call opportunity for students at UAL.
2020 selected artists
Lucy Alves | Patricia Beja | Neelam Bhullar | Livia Carpineto | Hellie Cartledge | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Collective | Benjamin Cruz | Amir Dehghan | Tea Di Giacomo, Emanuela Passadore & Rachel Wang | Henry Glover | Tsan Huang | Su Jung Jang | Hei Di Li | Helun Liang | Colin Lievens & Thomas Oliver | Chirawilai Luatngoen | Alicia McGuire | Aikaterini Mimikou | Paraskevi Pataoulioti | Eleanor Pearce | Emma Phillips | Iolo Puleston | Juliette Stuart | Yasmeen Thantrey | Gail Theis | Dominik Wiecek | Yula Wojcik | Lu Xu
We are pleased that for 2020 Xhibit will be hosted at A.P.T Gallery based in Deptford.
We have chosen to work with A.P.T because we really value their astute experience in nurturing emerging creative practice for 25 years. They have done this through both an exhibition space and studio provisions. We feel that this strongly aligns with the core principles of Xhibit as a platform for the best UAL creativity. Arts SU Activities Sabbatical Officer, Eleanor West, has also been working hard to put accessibility on the agenda for 2020 and we strived to locate a venue which comes with ground floor access, is navigable by wheelchair and comes with a disabled toilet. We're also more than happy to be situated within the thriving art community of Deptford which boasts a growing and expanding scene of art spaces, art festivals and artist studios.
A.P.T - Art in Perpetuity Trust, Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA
Due to the current global Covid-19 pandemic we have been working with both A.P.T Gallery and our selected student artists to locate the next best available dates to reschedule this exhibition. As such updated details and dates will be available online shortly. Many thanks for your patience.
Alongside the Xhibit exhibition each artist is showcased within a publication - read through the latest issue and learn more about each creative.
Xhibit was originally founded in 1997 by Chelsea College graduates Kit Hammonds and Angela Robinson. As this exhibition open call was created by students for students it has stayed within Arts SU as a crucial legacy project. For many students Xhibit functions to provide their first exhibition experience outside of their college environment.
"I was the Vice-President elected for Chelsea College of Art. As I was responsible for the Events, I was keen to do more than just bar and ball kind of activities. Xhibit was started partly in response to the fact there wasn’t much cross-college, or even cross-site, contacts and it seemed sensible to start with the common ground between art and design students, the opportunity to show the work alongside one another irrespective of disciplines, specialisms or stage. It was open to any student."
- Kit Hammonds, co-founder of Xhibit, freelance Curator and tutor on Curating Contemporary Art at RCA.
Since its original inception, Xhibit has grown to become the longest running open-call exhibition opportunity for students at UAL. It has grown to include a substantial professional development strand, media partnerships and bursary opportunities.
Have a look back through the years of our Xhibit creatives....