Posted on May 29, 2016
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016: 13 June-21 August 2016
I am very excited and honoured that my artwork “Furnace Wood” and “Climping Beach” have been selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition this year. Delivering the artwork to the RA for final selection on Thursday 12 May.
Posted on May 31, 2016
Royal Academy of Arts SUMMER EXHIBITION 2016 – VARNISHING DAY 3rd June 2016
On Friday 3rd June I join the other Royal Academy of Arts Non-Members for Varnishing Day, historically an opportunity for artists to “varnish” and touch up their work, now a celebration of the Summer Exhibition where refreshments are served and prizes given and an opportunity to see our work hung before the exhibition opens to the public.
Prior to the reception we are greeted in the Annenberg courtyard of the Royal Academy by a steel band which leads the procession along Piccadilly to St James’s Church where a service for the artists is held before returning to party in the galleries.
Summer Exhibition submission:
Posted on June 15, 2016
The Summer Exhibition at the RA opened this week and both pieces of my work have sold. “Climping Wood” sold on Buyers Day and “Furnace Wood” in the opening week. The exhibition is great and definitely worth a visit.
“Furnace Wood” (846) is in Gallery VIII selected and hung by David Remfry RA and Climping Beach (1014) is next door in Gallery IX selected and hung by David Mach RA, Cathie PilkingtonRA & Bill Woodrow RA. On page 30 of the Summer Exhibition Illustrated catalogue (double page photograph) “Climping Beach” is shown lying on the floor of Gallery IV – the opposite end of the RA from Gallery IX!
This is the first year you can view and buy the artwork online Summer Exhibition Explorer. It gives a good overview of the exhibition and details of the artwork in each Gallery. You can view Climping Beach and Furnace Wood.
On Saturday 11 June BBC2 broadcast Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Morgan Quaintance and Kirsty Wark access all areas at the Royal Academy as the institution prepares for its annual artistic extravaganza.
This year’s show is curated by the sculptor Richard Wilson and will bemarked by what he calls the ‘wow factor’. ABC bring their glamorous pop genius to the RA and we also hear the stories of the aspiring artists who submitted their paintings in the hope of getting on the walls of this hallowed institution.