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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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, Battersea Park, SW11 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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606 Club 11 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

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Marshmallow Laser Feast: We Live In An Ocean Of Air
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Saatchi Gallery 16 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

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An exhibition for these uncertain times, Black Mirror shows the importance of art when the truth is stranger than fiction. ...More

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
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The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just off the fashionable King's Road, presents its very own plush Santa's Grotto at ...More

 
Battersea Power Station: Light Up Winter
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