On the 7th March, Central Saint Martins in partnership with Liquitex and Cass Art launched this year’s Big White Wall. The Big White Wall is an annual competition open to all CSM students to submit proposals for how they would use the space to create a large scale temporary artwork.
This year, the Big White Wall project was awarded to the BA Textile Design students, and MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students for proposing a multi-layered wall installation inspired by the work of Eduardo Paolozzi. The temporary large-scale project will be displayed along The Street, inside the Central Saint Martins building.
This year, the collaborative project Cross Hatching has been created by 30 students, who have designed six mounted panels using traditional, and contemporary digital printing methods and mediums, to achieve varied textures. The work reflects the “wall collage” surfaces created by Eduardo Paolozzi and Nigel Henderson at the Central in the 50s. Paolozzi taught at Central School from 1945 – 1955, and is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of pop art.
The wall was open to the public on Saturday 18th- let’s hope in the future there are more chances to see! This project coincides with the Paolozzi retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Central Saint Martins Window Galleries exhibition In Collaboration: Eduardo Paolozzi at the Central School, 1949 – 1955.