Royal Academy of Arts
RA SCHOOLS SHOW RA SCHOOLS STUDIOS
15 - 26 June 2005
The RA Schools Show sees the transformation of the RA Schools studios into contemporary gallery spaces, showcasing some of the finest work being produced by young artists today. Highlighting the work of students who have completed their three-year postgraduate diploma, the exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to view and buy new work by emerging artists. The works included will encompass the many disciplines of contemporary art - from painting and sculpture, to printmaking and video.
The exhibition will be open daily from 10am – 6pm and until 10pm on Friday, 24 th June. Admission free.
SUMMER EXHIBITION MAIN GALLERIES
7 June – 15 August 2005
The Royal Academy's annual exhibition brings together a wide range of new work by living artists. The Royal AcademySummer Exhibition, now in its 237 th year, is the world’s largest open contemporary art exhibition and features paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and architectural models. The majority of works in the exhibition are for sale, and prizes totalling £70,000 are offered to artists in various categories.
Open daily from 10am - 6pm daily, Fridays until 10pm
Admission: £7.00 full price, £6.00 60 years+ and registered disabled; £5.00 NUS; £3.00 12-18 years and Income Support; £2.00 8-11 years; 7 and under goes free. £16.00 family ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children 12-18 years) (includes the List of Works)
C.R. COCKERELL RA: THE PROFESSOR’S DREAM TENNANT ROOM
2 April – 25 September 2005
Charles Robert Cockerell (1788–1863) was one of the most talented British architects of his generation, as well as an archaeologist and teacher. He was Professor of Architecture at the RA Schools from 1839 to 1859, and this display will explore the great contribution he made to the training of architects in this country. Five watercolour reconstructions of ancient Roman buildings, which Cockerell used as teaching aids, will be hung alongside a selection of the architectural plaster-casts were originally displayed in the schools. Display cases will house manuscripts of Cockerell’s lectures and examples of work by his students.
ROYAL ACADEMY COLLECTION THE JOHN MADEJSKI FINE ROOMS
Hidden behind closed doors for two centuries, Burlington House’s splendid suite of Fine Rooms has been restored to its former glory as an exceptional example of Neo-Palladian architecture. Named in recognition of a major donation towards their renovation by John Madejski, the suite of six rooms provides a spectacular backdrop to display highlights from the Royal Academy’s Collection. A little-known national treasure, the Collection focuses predominantly on British art, architecture and sculpture from the 18 th century to the present day, and includes works by renowned British painters such as Reynolds, Gainsborough, Turner, Stanley Spencer and David Hockney. The inaugural display, on show until 2005, highlights key moments in the history of the RA and its Collection and includes paintings and oil sketches by Constable.
Open 1-4.30pm Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday (Closed Mondays)
FRIENDS ROOM EXHIBITION FRIENDS ROOM
Paintings in Hospitals
9 March – 16 June 2005
The charity Paintings in Hospitals (PiH) will be exhibiting selected works by Royal Academicians from its permanent collection, together with a newly commissioned portfolio of prints by six Royal Academicians that will be sold to raise funds for further development of the PiH collection. Artists represented include Norman Ackroyd, Sir Peter Blake, Eileen Cooper, John Hoyland, Tom Phillips and Chris Orr.
* The Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends of the Royal Academy is open to the public from 4pm – 6pm daily. Admission free.
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