The Education Room is available for schools to use free of charge, subject to prior booking. You can book the education room by emailing with details of your request. The space is set up in a functional classroom format, however, we are happy for school groups to move tables around to suit their purposes and for schools to clear the room of furniture altogether for more activity based classes. Basic materials are available for use in the education room. If schools wish to bring in oil/acrylic paints or other more messy materials, these can be used in the education room as well (please note that only pencils and drawing pads can be taken around the gallery floors).

Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream Teacher Resource

The Observation Pyramid

Are orthodox sketchbooks not your thing?

Why not download the Observation Pyramid template, print it onto card and follow the simple instructions.

You can then take your new 3D tool around the gallery, recording your observations.

You can sketch, doodle or make notes!

You can also book a free art workshop at the gallery which would take place in the education room.


The Worldwide Tribe & RainStations Foundation present: 'On Rain'
Feb 28th - March 6th 2018

Image: Alan Schaller

RainStations and The Worldwide Tribe come together in collaborating with artists whose work focuses on rain. The exhibition, which will showcase a series of warm tone photographs, aims to highlight the plight and raise awareness of the Refugees in the Pikpa Camp on Lesvos.

The Worldwide Tribe, whose humanitarian work is led by Jaz O’Hara, supports refugees around the world. The RainStations Foundation work focuses on rain. Having visited the Pikpa Camp, both wish to support the camp in enabling a rainwater harvesting system to be installed on the site.

"Working together to maintain our garden is an important part of daily life at Pikpa. Gardening provides a vehicle of cultural and educational sharing as well as a feeling of dignity, control and family life for our residents. The opportunity to plant, grow and harvest vegetables or herbs as well as work together have enabled us to either engage residents existing skills, build new ones or provide a level of psycho-social support and integration" Pikpa

Maria Zachariades from the RainStations Foundation and Vassilis Mathioudakis, a photojournalist from Athens, have curated 23 photographs for ‘On Rain’. Each photographer involved in the exhibition have generously donated their work to this project.

All photographs have been created as salt prints by Craig Austin at Vimpt. Vimpt combines techniques developed by William Fox Talbot in the 1830’s, with the highest quality handmade French paper and modern digital negatives to produce unique prints.

As part of 'On rain' a video installation entitled "One Day, I Will Stop Crying" by artist Jade Chorkularb will be showing in the Education Room on the LG floor from Feb 7th-17th. This video installation was inspired by interviews with refugees talking about their rain at the Pikpa Camp and recordings of refugees singing.

RainStations invite you during this exhibition to share your rain on Instagram with hashtag 'on_RAin'.


Townley Grammar Student Exhibition
Jan 5th - Jan 26th 2018

The Saatchi Gallery is pleased to present Townley Grammar’s 2017 Summer Exhibition. The exhibition, which originally showed in Townley Contemporary Gallery, showcases a variety of Art, Design Technology & Textile work made by GCSE & A Level Students.

The diversity of work on display in this exhibition highlights the schools dedication to creative exploration and concept development. Methods and materials explored include painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, ceramics, embroidery and printmaking.

The exhibition will be on display in the gallery’s Education Room on the LG.

For further information on Townley Grammar please visit:

Element: Arts Projects Exploring Purpose, Motivation and Creativity with Care Leavers
Jan 8th - Jan 25th 2018

On display in the Education Gallery on Floor 2

The Saatchi gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of In My Element.
Element (formerly STOREYS) is a youth organisation that runs creative arts project exploring purpose, motivation and creativity with care leavers. Element was set up by Alex and Elo, two friends who wanted to inject more joy, inventiveness and aspiration into the care system. Element is focused on providing “care leavers with the space to express, reflect and discover. Through this we can change the narrative: focusing on improving outcomes and recognising care leavers for the resilient and creative individuals that they are”.
Participants of an Element project will find out their key strengths, their life passions, what makes them tick, what success feels like to them, and what emotional stability looks like in their own lives. At the end of each project, participants are invited to take part in an exhibition to showcase the incredible work they have created. Autumn 2017 saw Element undertaking their first project with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. All work in this exhibition is part of that process.

In My Element
“In My Element” is the product of an Element project by care leavers from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The diversity of voices, cultures and experiences are reflected through the artwork. As a group, audience members are invited to contribute to the work by answering questions, which have placed around the space. Tweet your answers to @elementproject_
Twitter: @elementproject

Nov 16th - Dec 31st 2017

The Mask Prize will be on display in the Education Gallery on Floor 2 and will move to the Education Room on LG from Dec 1st - Jan 5th 2018.

The MASK Prize is an annual competition with prizes for schools and young people under the age of 25 living in Africa and people of African origin living outside the continent. The competition ignites and celebrates their creativity - inventiveness, ingenuity, innovation, resourcefulness and outside-box thinking. The prize was created by Alla Tkachuk in 2012 with the aim of promoting and encouraging creativity amongst young people and schools in Africa.

This year the MASK Prize celebrates its 5th year! In 2017 it received more than 2000 works from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Since 2013, the competition has attracted more than 6,500 participants. Its exhibitions have been seen by 450,000 people in Kenya and beyond.

Participants enter works online into the following categories:
Visual Art under 13 y/o
Visual Art under 25 y/o
Entrepreneurial Ideas

"The MASK Prize is a unique pan-African competition, which encourages and celebrates the creativity of young Africans. Marking the MASK Prize's 5th year and the Portfolio's 10th year, and sharing a common theme, 'Making a Change', this is a great opportunity for young people across the two continents to come together and express their ideas and thoughts on the changes they would like to see in the world to better their lives. In a time of rapid global change, our survival will depend on new generations being empowered to generate new solutions for a more peaceful, prosperous and fulfilled life." Alla Tkachuk, the Founder of the MASK Prize

"The MASK Prize motivates us to be more creative and makes us better for it," say participants.

The MASK Prize is a non-for-profit programme pioneered by a UK education charity MASK that strengthens creativity and innovation of young people to improve their employability and leadership,

The Saatchi Gallery provides support with judges for the competition and by holding an exhibition of the finalists work.

April 28th- May 8th

Danny Lowe in association with The Worldwide Tribe at the Saatchi Gallery

The notorious ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais may have been demolished...but its residents, thankfully, live on.

The community may have been scattered, but with resilience and perseverance despite all adversity, people have rebuilt what they can from the ashes.

In the surrounding areas of Calais, baby ‘Jungles’ have formed and become home to the youth of today that know no limits. These real-life superheroes, who represent the victims of the world’s worst atrocities, take every knock that life could bring and continually get kicked when they are down, yet continue to smile. With dignity, and with style.

Meet the most eligible, employable young men you will ever come across.

Polite, charming, courageous and strong, these victims of war and persecution welcomed us into their makeshift shelters with open hearts and cups of tea.

From the England flag embroidered onto a pair of tracksuit bottoms, to a plastic cross around a neck, the subtle indications of hope shone quietly at me through the mud.

World Encephalitis Day exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery

A devastating brain condition and the impact it has on survivors and family members was the theme for a show in the education room in December and early January.

Artists from the U.S.A., Italy, Australia, Ireland and the U.K. were featured in The Encephalitis Society’s World Encephalitis Day exhibition.

Dr Ava Easton, the Chief Executive of The Encephalitis Society, said: "Earlier this year we asked our supporters to tell us what the world should know about encephalitis for a short film, digital art and photography competition to celebrate World Encephalitis Day on February 22. We had more than 80 entries from across over the globe, all of which explore what life is like after encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. They were truly inspiring."

"We were delighted when The Saatchi Gallery turned around and said 'yes.' To have the support of such an esteemed venue has been fantastic for us and for our artists," added Dr Easton.

The exhibition was launched in London on Thursday, December 15, with artists across the world all turning up for the evening.

Lizzie Kehr, 15, travelled to London from Nebraska after winning the short film category.

"It’s like a dream, visiting London," she said. "To have my art in a gallery is mind blowing. It’s great to see the work and put a face to the other artists that have been through similar things to me. Art has been an outlet for me. I can’t do other things that I used to love. But I can do this. Now I can invest more into that I used to be able to do."

The winner of the digital artwork category, meanwhile, said her aim is to raise awareness of the condition.

"My goal once my son became ill was to let everyone know about encephalitis and what better way to do that than the #ShowYouKnow exhibition," said Leslie Padgett, of Texas. "It's an honour to be here, very special to me and my family."

Dr Easton said: "Their artwork really helps you to understand the impact that an acquired brain injury can have on individuals and their families. We hope that all our artists will continue to express themselves into the future and educate the public about this relatively unknown condition."

For more information about encephalitis, visit

  There were entries in short film, digital art and photography

  Alessia Bellino was the subject of the winning photograph by her partner, Marco Pirani.

  Dr Ava Easton, the Chief Executive of The Encephalitis Society, presents an award to Lizzie Kehr, the winner of the short film category.

  Artists from all over the world entered the #ShowYouKnow competition for World Encephalitis Day 2016

'Joke and Dream Pictures' Artrack Group Show at Saatchi Gallery
Thursday 14 January to Friday 5 February, 10am-6pm

Michael Byrne ‘Zip Face’ Acrylic paint on canvas on board, 38x30cm, 2015

Artrack is a National Autistic Society day service located in Gravesend, Kent, that provides a creative space and workshop for autistic adults. The people who attend are encouraged to make art that is specific and unique to them as an individual. Through the application and use of various mediums including painting, printing, sculpture, wood work and embroidery, they get to have fun and are given the chance to discover new techniques and develop their own personal language.

This exhibition will celebrate and demonstrate some of the unique creations made by people who are supported by the Artrack service.

Darrell Hawkins, Art Coordinator at Artrack, who recently had a solo exhibition at the Saatchi gallery and will be curating the show says: “Every day I see the positive impact that art can have on autistic peoples’ lives. It’s wonderful to see their confidence developing and the sense of achievement that creating a piece of work you’re proud of can have on someone”.

“The work we produce at our service continuously fascinates and inspires me. Autistic people see the world from a different perspective, which means many of them are really creative. It’s amazing to have this glimpse into a completely original way of looking at the world.”

The title of this exhibition was given by Charlotte Lowery, one of the artists that attends Artrack and who will feature in this exhibition. ‘Joke and Dream Pictures’ is what Charlotte calls her paintings, a lot of her subject matter is based on things she finds interesting and funny. Hence ‘Joke’ and ‘Dream’ describes the creative process and the use of her imagination to conjure up ideas.

Over one in 100 people in the UK have autism, a lifelong condition which affects how people relate to others and the world around them. Autism affects each individual in a different way, which means that the range of support needs for people on the autism spectrum is vast: some people may need minimal assistance to live independently, while others may have complex needs which must be supported 24/7.

The National Autistic Society has 50 years of expertise providing specialist support directly to people on the autism spectrum. For more information about the National Autistic Society and the wide variety of autism-specific services they provide, please go to

EPIC CIC Exhibition

It was excitement all round for the winners of this year’s Epic CIC Art Explosion competition as they witnessed their artworks being unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery on 17th June. The Education Gallery exhibition featured the work of budding young artists Sarah Bagheri, Harold Honrada, Olga Bokan and the Disability Arts Group. They were joined for the launch by the Deputy Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Marie-Therese Rossi as well as their family, friends and Epic Partners.


The Disability Arts Group came back for a workshop at the Gallery with artist Dmitri Galitzine. Inspired by artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, the group created individual portrait sculptures using fruit and vegetables before producing a large scale collaborative artwork.

IN BETWEEN- An exhibition about personal journeys and boundaries

The concept and curation of the IN BETWEEN SHOW art exhibition is the product of a collaboration between two women artists, who happen to be an Arab and a pro-peace Israeli. Asmaa Alanbari and Eden Lazaness bring together artists from the UK and the Middle East, amongst other places. It is a subtle but assertive demonstration that art and life are stronger than conflict and extremism.

The artworks areabout going beyond boundaries. We are all on a personal journey, from where we are now to where we would like to get to. The interesting part is the state of in between, the crossing over, the spaces and places we go through in order to get somewhere better. The types of boundaries addressed in the show range from cultural to physical and the psychological. The show embraces the many mediums art can take, from painting to video, sculpture and installation.

Further information can be found on and

Exhibiting artists:
Samin Ahmadzadeh
Asmaa Alanbari
Cecile Emmanuelle Borra
Rafael Blasco Ciscar
Marilyn Collins
Flora Deborah
Tom Gal
Eden Lazaness
Laura Solomons
Anne White

Education Gallery Exhibition: Boogie Kids

Painting with a purpose

Boogie Kids started in August 2014 and are a small collective from Frome. Finn & Morgan are 11 years old, Susannah is 12 years old and Paloma is 8 years old. They paint every weekend and during their school holidays. They exhibited their artwork at the Saatchi Gallery in April.

"It all started last summer. We have all grown up playing on the same street as each other. The youngest of the Boogie Kids is 8 years old and the oldest is 12 - we all get on really well and spend a lot of time together. We started painting with a purpose in our school holidays, making hand-made cards and sending them to family and friends. It's been really good fun. People send us their personal messages to go inside the cards. We all paint or draw the cards, write the personal messages inside and post the cards. We have received orders from our neighbours in Frome, Bath, London, Dublin, Paris, Nairobi and LA.”

With the money they receive they decide which children need help. First they bought two goats via Save the Children. In November they bought a water filter for Syrian school children. Four weeks later they hand-drew and sold 30 Christmas cards and raised money for the Child Poverty Action Group (UK).

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