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  • Window Galleries Central Saint Martins, Granary Square King's Cross, N1C 4AA (map)

One hundred years after the Representation of the People Act extended voting rights to some women, issues of gender, race, access and inclusivity are back at the centre of public debate and turbulent global politics have reinvigorated engagement, fuelled participation and normalised dissent. Taking the ideas of representation – and misrepresentation – as a starting point, Normal to Dissent. brings together artists, designers and creative practitioners who challenge established norms, offer alternative perspectives and seek to bring about change. 

Central Saint Martins’ Window Galleries will display archival material from the CSM Museum related to the suffrage movement, alongside a series of projects by students, alumni and staff from across the Graphic Communication Design, Art, Drama and Performance and Culture and Enterprise programmes.

Window One 

This display features eighteen examples of printed material from the CSM Museum and Study Collection on the subject of women’s suffrage documenting acts of protest, provocation, solidarity and control. 

Window Two 

This display is a counterpoint to the historical material in Window One, with eighteen works and projects by students, staff and alumni from the Art, Culture & Enterprise, Drama & Performance and Graphic Communication Design programmes at Central Saint Martins. 

Spanning the personal and political, individual and collective, these works show range, depth and sustained engagement with issues of representation, agency and power across our communities of practice.

Exhibitors include: 


  • Sarah Cole (Senior Lecturer)
  • Kerry O'Connor (Alum)
  • Rebecca Hancock (Student)
  • Harriette Meynell (Student) 
  • Culture and Enterprise
  • Rahul Patel (Associate Lecturer)
  • Brontë Cordes, Fiona Costelloe, Weiyan Liu, Farah Piriyeva, Huixian Su, Ziqiao Wang (Alum)
  • Unknown Quantities: the normal issue (MA Graphic Communication Design x MA Culture, Criticism and Curation)
  • Daniel Sachon, Jade Prelac, Maria Ponce De Leão Jané, Esther Pitoun (Students. Tutor: Andrew Marsh) 

Drama and Performance

  • Performance: Design and Practice group project
  • Fié Neo (Student)
  • Liberty Antonia Sadler (Alum)

Graphic Communication Design

  • Anoushka Khandwala (Student)
  • Ruth Sykes (Associate Lecturer) 
  • Sisterhood (Rachita Saraogi & Rebecca Thomson) (Alum)
  • Kelly Walters (Visiting Practitioner)

Image credit: Rebecca Hancock - Self-Portrait

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Earlier Event: April 4
Later Event: April 16