National Saturday Club Summer Show

08 – 16 Jun 2019
Mon 10.00-17.00, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00
Wed - Fri 11.00-20.00
Embankment Galleries
South Wing

The National Saturday Club’s annual Summer Show presents the exhilarating work of the next generation of creative thinkers and innovators.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the National Saturday Club, the 2019 Summer Show is the culmination of another exciting year pushing the boundaries of creative education. More than 1,600 young people aged 13-16 have spent the year exploring subjects they love for free in their local universities, colleges and cultural institutions, as part of the National Saturday Club program. The Summer Show is an opportunity to see the work of these passionate young people from all around the country in a prestigious London location.

Seventy-eight Saturday Clubs across four subject areas - Art&Design, Fashion&Business, Science&Engineering and Writing&Talking - will present a curated selection of the year’s accomplishments. Capturing the breadth of creative activities that members engage with during their National Saturday Club year, projects on display include an interactive sound and light installation from the University of Lincoln Saturday Club; a cabinet of curiosities created at London Metropolitan University Saturday Club; forensic science evidence boards from Liverpool John Moores University Saturday Club; a ceramic city from Truro and Penwith College Saturday Club; as well as a catwalk of garment designs from the Fashion&Business Saturday Clubs nationwide. Experimental projects produced in 55 special Masterclasses will be shown, including work created in collaboration with Arup, PriestmanGoode, Standpoint Studio and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

This year’s exhibition will also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the National Saturday Club with an installation presenting a selection of the 8,000 self-portraits created by Club members over the past ten years.

“This is the future. And it looks pretty good.”

Edmund de Waal OBE, Artist and writer, Trustee Saturday Club Trust
National Saturday Club Summer Show 2018