Free Range 2013: UK’s largest graduate art, design & fashion show returns

Posted on 17 May 2013
By Hilary Cornwell
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Free Range 2013 will take over The Old Truman Brewery for its annual seven-week showcase of emerging British-based art and design talent, bringing a vast network of young graduates to London’s Brick Lane.

Firmly established as the leading identifier and supporter of tomorrow’s best creatives, this year is set to be the exhibition’s biggest year yet.

Over a hundred courses and more than 3000 students will take part in a series of free exhibitions across five disciplines: fashion & textiles; design; photography & media; contemporary & fine art; interior design & architecture.

In order to house the ever-increasing student showcase this year, the exhibition has expanded to take up all three floors of the Old Truman Brewery’s expansive F Block.

Under the guidance of creative director and founder Tamsin O’Hanlon, Free Range continues to develop year on year and has become a crucial part of London’s cultural calendar.

With more than 100,000 visitors attending the free exhibitions in 2012, the show attracts a wealth of participating UK universities and art colleges.

In addition to providing exhibiting talent with a prominent platform for their work, Free Range collaborates with leading industry figures, opinion-formers and institutes to facilitate introductions with new creative talent, providing a support network after the student’s graduate.

New for 2013, Free Range is creating a dedicated networking space & cafe in the Loading Bay on Dray Walk. This will provide an informal meeting space for students, industry and media, with coffee, wi-fi and seating available.

Free Range will continue its ongoing portfolio website as a platform for displaying the work of participating and former exhibitors (free-range.org.uk).