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Exhibition programme

City Lit Children's Book Illustration Exhibition, September 2022

The final showcase of work from students on the Advanced Professional Practice Children's Book Illustration course. Featuring baking bears, a rabbit in disguise, a small, sad vampire, and a host of colourful worlds.   

City Lit Departures WC2B Exhibition, September 2022

DEPARTURES WC2B is an exhibition of creative work by artists from City Lit’s Contemporary Practice: Personal Project course, including Didi Gaudron, Emma Parsons, Pippa Has Burnt All Her Work, Fiona Ledger, Fliff Carr, Ivan Scrase, Kate Rossini, Liz Day, Sophie Meyer, Susannah Goulding and Wendy Manel. 

City Lit Lost and Unloved Exhibition, August 2022

Starting with abandoned objects from the archive, this exhibition was developed to show off Basketry, Bookbinding, Ceramics, Textiles, Fashion fabrics, Jewellery and Laser cutting samples.

City Lit Basketry Show, July 2022

Sore Thumbs is the end of year exhibition for students completing the City Lit Basketry course.

City Lit Jewellery and Textiles Show, July 2022

Material Differences is the end of year exhibition from our Advanced Textiles students who have been studying together for two years. The participating artists are Ella Beech, Caroline Burgess, Sarah Chambers, Clare Leavenworth Bakali, Blandine Martin, Claire Morton and Sue Nicholls.

City Lit Fine Art Show, July 2022

TOGETHER is the end of year exhibition by our year 3 City Lit fine art students. 

City Lit Foundation Art & Design Show, Downstairs in Brixton, July 2022

THERE, YET brings together the emerging practice of 28 artists working across a diverse range of media, taking in ceramics, textiles, print, sculpture, paint and film. The show spans an intergenerational reflection and shared journey into creative practice, with participating artists ranging in age from their 20's through to their 60's.

Many Piper Wings exhibition, July 2022

Taking its title from a navigation app, Many Piper Wings is an end of year exhibition that brings together the current work of nine artists who met at City Lit as members of the Developing Art Practice course. Participating Artists: Anthony Anderson, Sarah De Rozario, Karen Dodd, Elizabeth Dwyer, Glenda Frieder, Kathryn Mason, Pan Panayiotou, Ivan Scrase, Giorgos Theocharous.

Floating in a Most Peculiar Way exhibition, June 2022

This is the end of year exhibition for students on The City Lit Advanced Drawing year, Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers, which is designed for the experienced drawing student or arts practitioner who wants to develop their personal approach to drawing and enhance their art practice.

Advanced printmaking exhibition by City Lit, June 2022

This is the first ‘in-house’ exhibition for students on the Advanced Printmaking course since the start of the pandemic. They have taken this opportunity and run with it, creating large scale prints and multiple smaller pieces in assemblage. The works tear away from the wall, invading the room and the space in the air, on the floor and across table plinths. Splashes of colour, detailed drawing and textural savvy create a harmonious and immersive field of printmaking at its best for the College to enjoy. 

Sculpture exhibition by City Lit, June 2022

An exhibition featuring work from the City Lit Sculpture year-long course. A group who have engaged in and cultivated a working environment of research, discussion and making. They have developed their individual practice with a focus on the material and technical aspects of sculpture, within an experimental and progressive framework.

Royal Hospital Chelsea exhibition by City Lit, May 2022

A joint exhibition by City Lit students and Chelsea Pensioners from a photography course at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. 

CLDE exhibition by City Lit, May 2022

 Exhibition by art students from City Lit's Centre for Learning Disability Education.

Deaf Mosaic by Stephen Iliffe, April 2022

Deaf Mosaic is an exhibition of 50 portrait photograph by City Lit student Stephen Iliffe who celebrates the remarkable diversity of the UK's deaf community. Read more about the photography exhibition on our blog. 

Eight Women print, March 2022

Eight strong women, professionals, homemakers, retired or active, of all ages, helping each other experiment and extend their work and sharing their creative journey with a wider audience - the power of the collective feminine is unmissable.

New Shoots, January 2022

An exhibition of photographs taken on our beginners, online beginners and beginners in specialist disciplines courses throughout the lock downs.

Art by Adults with Learning Disabilities, Online gallery

City Lit Gallery is pleased to present work created by adults with learning disabilities who study at City Lit. Congratulations to each student who has contributed to the exhibition.

City Lit Ceramics exhibition, April 2020

City Lit Gallery is pleased to present, albeit in virtual form, the work of 12 emerging ceramicists to celebrate the achievements of these learners by sharing images of their final pieces.

City Lit Fine Art Exhibition 2020, July, Online gallery

Students and staff from City Lit Fine Art Year 2 are delighted to present their online exhibition 2020 including work made in the studio and at home under the challenging conditions we now find ourselves in. 

Extended Drawing for Artists & Makers Show 2020, July Online gallery

Congratulations to students who have completed the Extended Drawing for Artists & Makers course this year, their online Private View was a great success and they have an online gallery to share their work with you.

'I used to be a photography student' March 2020

In light of the current Covid-19 status and in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our community this exibition is no longer open to the public - the City Lit Gallery hopes to be back up and running soon.

Textiles: In Transition, until 6 March 2020

This exhibition brings together students past and present from City Lit Advanced Textiles and displays the breadth of skills these learners develop. Private View: Sunday 2 February 14:00-17:00, exhibition continues 3 February – 6 March 2020.

100 minutes of film & animation, until 31 Jan 2020

The next exhibition in the City Lit Gallery shows 100 minutes of film and animation created by City Lit students past and present. Screening night Monday 16 December and show open until Friday 31 January 2020.

100 Portraits, until 15 December 2019

This exhibition shows our 100 Centenary portraits; a celebration of people who contribute to making City Lit special.  The photographs offer an insight into the wide range of learning possible at City Lit.

Contact & opening hours

City Lit Gallery, 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BA

Monday – Friday 10:00 - 21:00 
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Free entry  020 7492 2707  

City Lit Gallery, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA