The CREAM doctoral programme derives much of its character from a generosity that refuses easy distinctions between theory and practice, and that acknowledges that art and design is a heterogeneous and interdisciplinary field comprised of many modalities, thematics and material approaches. Reflecting this, this first CREAM Doctoral exhibition includes work by students whose primary mode of investigation occurs through practice (artists, filmmakers, designers), and those who explore theoretical or historical avenues but who wish to use this opportunity to examine ideas through making. This exhibition reflects on our belief that art-making in general and research-based enquiries in particular, are fundamentally about experimentation, creative problem setting and solving, and an openness to different voices, ideas, processes and cultures.