RA Summer Exhibition
Last week we had the pleasure of heading to the RA for their vibrant Summer Exhibition. Not only did we get to spend the afternoon gazing over the hundreds of beautiful artworks (1,100 to be exact), but we where lucky enough to join Clare Taylor, Head of the Keepers House, for a drink and an introduction to the history of the exhibition in the very classy Academicians’ Room. Here’s a bit of what we learned about the exhibition: the exhibition has been running since 1768, one year after the Royal Academy was founded, and each year around 1,000 works are handpicked from as many as 12,000 entries – I think we would all love to be a fly on the wall in those judging sessions.
The exhibition offers everything from paintings to sculpture and installations and is a perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon. From the moment you walk up the bright and bold staircase, an installation designed by Jim Lambie made entirely of coloured vinyl tape, you know you are in for a real visual treat. The exhibition is on until 16 August 2015 and we would highly recommend going to check it out!