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About ruskingallery

The Ruskin Gallery is located at the Working Men's College in Camden. Ruskin Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the historic building of Working Men’s College in Camden. In addition to providing students the opportunity to show at a professional level, the exhibition programme at Ruskin Gallery involves inviting external artists for site specific projects. The Ruskin Gallery is run by curator Esther Windsor, who is a curator, artist and writer living and working in London. Working Men’s College (WMC), the oldest surviving adult education institute in Europe, was founded in 1854 and was associated with the Cooperative Movement and the Christian Socialists, stemming, from the same tradition that led later to the Worker’s Educational Association. The Working Women’s College, founded 10 years later in 1864, finally merged with WMC in 1967. Early supporters of both have included F D Maurice, John Stuart Mill, Tom Hughes, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Ford Maddox Brown, Walter de la Mare and Octavia Hill. Originally based in Red Lion Street, we have been in this listed building in Camden Town since 1905. We have continued to develop the tradition of liberal education and today the College serves the whole community, with women, unemployed and refugee students forming the majority of the student body. We have grown rapidly in recent years but are still small enough to know all our students and to respond to their individual needs. WMC was designated as a Specialist Designated Institution (SDI) under the 1992 Further Education Act.

Foundation End of Year show

Another Super Successful End of Year show. Prizes were awarded to: Christina Hamilton – The Feast Award for Design Taslima Begum – The Principals Award Ilinia Scalercio – The ASOS award for Fashion      

Foundation End of Year show

Another Super Successful End of Year show. Prizes were awarded to: Christina Hamilton – The Feast Award for Design Taslima Begum – The Principals Award Ilinia Scalercio – The ASOS award for Fashion      

Lowes Dickenson Prize

Prizes were awarded as follows:   Brian Innes (Awarded £50) Marysia Kratimenos (Awarded £50) Dawn Finn (Awarded £50)   Juan Alberto Lopez Hernandez (highly Commended) Greg Dunlop (Awarded £100)   Vojsava Fakhro (Awarded £200) Patrick Smith (Awarded £250)    

Lowes Dickenson Prize

Prizes were awarded as follows:   Brian Innes (Awarded £50) Marysia Kratimenos (Awarded £50) Dawn Finn (Awarded £50)   Juan Alberto Lopez Hernandez (highly Commended) Greg Dunlop (Awarded £100)   Vojsava Fakhro (Awarded £200) Patrick Smith (Awarded £250)    

WMC Open

Work on display by the following students:   1 Gina Birch 2 Annable O’Grady 3 Rebecca Danison 4 Layne Comarasawmy 5 Layne Comarasawmy 6 Patrick Smith (awarded £50) 7 Patrick Smith 8 Andrew Mann 9 Sean Philips 10 Christine Whitchead

WMC Open

Work on display by the following students:   1 Gina Birch 2 Annable O’Grady 3 Rebecca Danison 4 Layne Comarasawmy 5 Layne Comarasawmy 6 Patrick Smith (awarded £50) 7 Patrick Smith 8 Andrew Mann 9 Sean Philips 10 Christine Whitchead

WMC Open- Call for submissions

WMC Open – Inspired by Mexico The annual WMC open has been moved this year to the summer term and will be on display in the Ruskin gallery 11th April – 27th May 2016 Work must be submitted ready for

WMC Open- Call for submissions

WMC Open – Inspired by Mexico The annual WMC open has been moved this year to the summer term and will be on display in the Ruskin gallery 11th April – 27th May 2016 Work must be submitted ready for

Sill LIFE Drawing

  Observational Drawing and Painting forms the backbone of any artist’s studies. Here at WMC our learners produce amazing observational work in a number of the classes and this show is an opportunity to show case some of this: Participants include: Audrey Houtman

Sill LIFE Drawing

  Observational Drawing and Painting forms the backbone of any artist’s studies. Here at WMC our learners produce amazing observational work in a number of the classes and this show is an opportunity to show case some of this: Participants include: Audrey Houtman

Still Life Drawing- Call for Submissions

  Still / LIFE / Drawing 21st Feb 2016 – 26th March 2016  Observational Drawing and Painting forms the backbone of any artist’s studies. Here at WMC our learners produce amazing observational work in a number of the classes and

Still Life Drawing- Call for Submissions

  Still / LIFE / Drawing 21st Feb 2016 – 26th March 2016  Observational Drawing and Painting forms the backbone of any artist’s studies. Here at WMC our learners produce amazing observational work in a number of the classes and

Postcards From Camden

Winner: Honey Muscatt (Foundation Diploma Art and Design) Highly Commended: Katia Demetriou-Jones (Foundation Diploma Art and design) Francesca Souza (Print making) Susannah Fairbank-Angus (Foundation Diploma Art and Design)  

Postcards From Camden

Winner: Honey Muscatt (Foundation Diploma Art and Design) Highly Commended: Katia Demetriou-Jones (Foundation Diploma Art and design) Francesca Souza (Print making) Susannah Fairbank-Angus (Foundation Diploma Art and Design)