Bounce Fund Conference Exhibition Networking Event

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

At the very end point in the final year of our graphic design degree, we are beginning to feel the universal panic, stress and confusion at what comes next. How do we go about getting a job? Who is going to hire us? Do we even know what we want to do? How do we get there? 

It feels daunting and impossible to break into the creative industry. Despite loving our course and working so hard for the past three or four years it still feels like an unfeasible task. This is something we find ourselves constantly discussing with friends and peers as we reach this crossroads in our lives. 

This exhibition ‘Not My Circus Not My Monkeys’ aims to create a space to capture this shared feeling whilst giving a platform to a group of ten talented emerging artists. Working together and discussing our worries, fears and problems means we can begin to face our creative industry, break through and begin to change it together. 

Alice & Ellie

Featuring work from Bella Jordan Armstrong, Charlotte Brown, Frederica Marlow, Joe Jacobs, Jonah Rose, June Chan, Ned Collyer, Oliver Mansell, Ollie Norris and Sophie Adelaide.

Exhibition Workshop


Indigestion: Breaking conventional understanding

Indigestion isn’t just about food. It’s about how we absorb life. From infancy, we take in the world around us, forming a sense of self that’s influenced by society’s mirror. As we grow, we navigate the symbolic norms that define us, questioning and digesting new ideas. ‘Cultural indigestion’ can happen when our personal beliefs clash with social expectations, leading to moments of discomfort or enlightenment. It’s not just about fitting in; it’s about understanding our place in the world and how we hold the new and unfamiliar, attuned to its feeling. This exhibition invites you to resist easy consumption; the idea that indigestion is more than a physical reaction—it’s a way to sustain a more complex relationship with the world.

Conference Workshop

CAP Symposium: Art Beyond the Commodity

Chelsea MA Fine Art and Royal College of Art Contemporary Art Practice students were asked to participate in a workshop at Millbank Podium on 16.1.24 to rethink the commodity. Artists and lecturers Pil and Galia Kollectiv asked them to go to a retail space of their choice in the week before the workshop and photograph part of the display they thought was working to persuade them to buy the goods in the shop. They then discussed the concept of commodification and its relationship to art and worked in small groups to think about that which is not yet commodified and how it might be. Finally, the groups presented their findings and talked about the social consequences of the process of commodification.

The workshop led to an exhibition at Chelsea’s Cookhouse Gallery and a symposium at the Royal College of Art, both of which Chelsea and RCA students were invited to contribute to.

Film shoot Filming Performance Workshop

Charged Objects of Performance