St Martin’s shooting stars

➤ Why London is a buzzing hub of creativity

◼ IN NO SPECIAL ORDER, below are listed a random selection of the students who trained over the decades at St Martin’s School of Art and its subsequent merging in 1989 with the nearby Central School of Art and Design as Central Saint Martins. In 2011, the flagship college moved from the Soho district to a bespoke new campus near King’s Cross station.

From 1986 onward, the London Institute was created to pull all the capital’s previously independent art schools together, some founded in the 19th century. These were Camberwell College of Arts, Central School of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Fashion, Saint Martin’s School of Art and the London College of Communication (created later from College for Distributive Trades and London College Printing). In 2004 the institute won university status to become the University of the Arts London (UAL) and two years later Wimbledon School of Art joined the university to become its sixth college. In 2015 the artist Grayson Perry was appointed as chancellor of the university.

As one federation, it today constitutes Europe’s largest university with about 18,000 HE students plus 13,000 postgrad and FE students. By injecting London with their energy this vast army of young creatives help significantly in shaping the UK zeitgeist.

➢ 2011, Will the magical blasts from the past follow St Martin’s out of Soho? Special feature by Shapersofthe80s

➢ 2011, Student verdicts on the new Central Saint Martins, contrasted with LCC’s sad home

St Martin’s, School of Art,alumni,London,Central Saint Martins

St Martin’s School of Art: housed at 107–109 Charing Cross Road from May 1939 to June 2011, and also at 27–29 Long Acre from 1980 to 1999

William Roberts, Victor Pasmore, Mervyn Peake, John Minton, William Tucker, Phillip King, Sophia Wellbeloved, Leon Kossoff, Jane Ackroyd, Richard Long, Barry Flanagan, Nilesh Mistry, Frank Auerbach, Joe Tilson, Sidney Strube, Frank Martin, Ralph Koltai, Bruce McLean, Gill Davies, Gerald Scarfe, Ralph Steadman, Philip Zec, Mel Calman, Charles Peattie, Ian Scott, Bill Woodrow, Eduardo Paolozzi, Norman Ackroyd, Antony Gormley, Reyner Banham, Paul Bettany, James Butler, Derek Boshier, Neil Innes, Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George, Pauline Burbidge, Ursula Bombshell, Cressida Bell, Richard Deacon, Peter Doig, Belinda Eaton, Cerith Wyn Evans, Bobby Hillson, Zeev Aram, Della Newman…

James Dyson, Terence Conran, Sebastian Conran, Kobi Kalmanovitz, Lois Feltell, Brian Duffy, Faris Badwan, Joe Strummer, Alan Klein, Giles Hattersley, A A Gill, A S Byatt, Katharine Hamnett, Bruce Oldfield, Amanda Lear, Sally Brampton, Jacques Azagury, Alexander McQueen, Simon Ungless, John Galliano, Juan Muñoz, Claire Angel, Sandy Powell, Sarah Burton, Bruce Oldfield, Matthew Williamson, Gary Wright and Sheila Teague, Mary Katrantzou, Jonathan Faiers, Jeremy Langmead, Greg Stogdon, Alice Temperley, Sophia Kokosalaki, Jeff Banks, Stella McCartney, Stephen Jones, Christopher Kane, Ambrosia Sakkadas, Platon Antoniou, Nick James, Gavin Bond, Phoebe Philo, Luella Bartley, Ike Rust, Gareth Pugh, John Flett, Julie Verhoeven…

Di Quinn, Jarvis Cocker, John Maybury, Sophie Parkin, Iain R Webb, Dave Pearson, Sandra Blow, Isaac Julien, Posy Simmonds, Mark Titchner, Riccardo Tisci, Giles Deacon, David Waddington, Len Deighton, Frances de la Tour, Patrick Whitaker, Keir Malem, Joe Roman, Dean Bright, Perry Haines, Dylan Jones, Chris Sullivan, Simon Withers, Fiona Dealey, Stephen Linard, Kim Bowen, Lee Sheldrick, Dinny Hall, Darla Jane Gilroy, Sade Adu, David Harrison, Franceska Luther King, Robin Archer, Caryn Franklin, Mo Tomaney, Cressida Bell, Tracy Wingrove, Elmaz Hüseyin, Greg Davis, Bic Owen, Francesca von Habsburg, Katie Grand, Hussein Chalayan, Corinne Drewery, Rebecca du Pont de Bie, Andrew Groves, Tristan Webber, David Kappo, Matthew Collings, Rifat Ozbek, Antonio Berardi, Hamish Bowles, Bill Gibb, Jeff Banks, John Hurt, Anita Pallenberg, Pierce Brosnan…

Philip Zec,political cartoon,Daily Mirror , VE Day

“HERE YOU ARE! DON’T LOSE IT AGAIN.” By Philip Zec in The Daily Mirror (VE Day, May 8, 1945)

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