Visiting the RA Summer Exhibition 2011, London

June 11, 2011

Last week we caught a fast train and headed into a hot and steamy London to see the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011, which the Pink Tulip Study IV print has been selected for, and it was great to see the huge range of artworks.  And also huge as in size; some paintings and photographic prints literally towered over us, filling the space from the floor to the ceiling.  Imagine the size of the printer needed for such large photo prints, or the space a painter would have to find to work on giant canvases like these…

The exhibition is currently on and continues until 15th August.  For those of us in the UK, BBC2 is broadcasting The Culture Show this coming Thursday (16th June), which is covering the event  in a one-hour special.  Hope you get the chance to visit the show; the photographic prints are displayed in the first exhibition room you come to.  Enjoy!

Summer Exhibition 2011 website

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Print selected for Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition 2011, London

May 23, 2011

I’m very pleased to announce that my framed monochrome print Pink Tulip, Study IV has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts “Summer Exhibition” in London.

From the Royal Academy’s website:

Held annually since the Royal Academy’s foundation in 1768, the Summer Exhibition is a unique celebratory showcase for art of all styles and media, encompassing paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, architectural models, film, and artist’s books. Historically, the exhibition has also provided an opportunity for Royal Academicians, many of whom are internationally renowned, to show their work.

Following long Academy tradition, the exhibition is curated by an annually rotating committee of Royal Academicians who are all practicing artists and architects. Any artist may enter work for selection – over 12,000 works are submitted for consideration every year and around 1200 are exhibited. The Academy works hard to encourage a diverse range of artists to enter and, as a result, well over 100 artists are included every year who have not previously exhibited in the Summer Exhibition”.

The exhibition is on from 7th June to 15 August 2011.

Further details at: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/summer-exhibition-2011/