From 4th – 28th February 2022, not just a shop hosted MERCH – a limited-edition print sale in collaboration with final year Art Programme students at Central Saint Martin’s.
The prints exhibited in this sale were created by students studying either MA Fine Art, MA Fine Art Digital, MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies and MA Art and Science. During the exhibition dates, all the proceeds from the sales went directly to the students to support their final degree show.
From Friday 4th to Wednesday 9th February there was an in person exhibition to showcase the prints in the Lethaby Gallery.
Prints were available to purchase from the Lethaby Gallery throughout the entirety of the exhibition, as well as badges and hoodies.
There was screen-print drop in sessions every day from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, as part of the exhibition. Visitors were shown how to pull their own print as part of these workshops.
From the CSM Exhibition Page:
“It’s hard to avoid the proliferation of the word MERCH that has taken place in the last ten years. Merch is an informal abbreviation of merchandise and has become associated with products marketed to a particular fan base. These branded products evidence your affiliation to a particular sports personality, pop star or online influencer. Their power is in providing a link to the media personality and not in the inherent qualities of the purchased goods. An apparent intimacy that is created between star and fan as you enter the digits of your credit card. In this exhibition we wanted to challenge this idea and present editions where the artworks themselves are the star of the show and not a stand in for a distant celebrity.
You deserve art in your life and we are committed to making it accessible. Welcome to MERCH, where you can buy affordable work – online and in-person – by final year postgraduate students from across our Art programme. Whether its unique works and prints or clothes and badges, bring art to life and support emerging artists this February.”
Don’t miss out…
Below are just a few of the remaining limited-edition prints we have for sale in not just a shop. For the full collection, including those which have sold out, click here. Each print is £50.