Royal College of Art, Dyson Building  

 
 
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Most exhibitions are open daily 10am-5.30pm unless stated otherwise
 

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Royal College of Art, Dyson BuildingThe £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester Road, the generously proportioned 4,750 square metre building houses a state-of-the art lecture theatre and the RCA's printmaking and photography studios. There are regular student work-in-progress exhibitions and visiting exhibitions open to the public at the large gallery which fronts onto Battersea Bridge Road. The Royal College of Art has an invaluable collection of over 1,000 works by staff and graduating students including Peter Blake and David Hockney, representing significant developments in British Painting from the middle years of last century to the present.

 

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9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 14 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 24 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 32 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, Battersea Park, Earls Court, London SW11 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 13 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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