Royal Academy summer exhibition 2015

Palin, Tom (2015) Royal Academy summer exhibition 2015. [Show/Exhibition]

Abstract

The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open-submission exhibition, and its earliest exhibitors included Joshua Reynolds, John Constable and Joseph Mallord William Turner. It is held annually at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Works include paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, installations, photographs and films. Sales from the show support the Royal Academy schools; to continue the free tuition that has been offered for nearly 250 years. The exhibition in 2015 was co-ordinated by Irish-born artist Michael Craig-Martin RA. The courtyard contained a towering formation of steel clouds, created by Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross. Jim Lambie’s colourful kaleidoscopic stairs lead up to the Main Galleries. I submitted two small paintings, both of which were accepted. They were: The Hill and The Tent (oil on oak). These were hung in Gallery II, which this year was arranged by Jock McFadyen. I was subsequently awarded a British Institution Award, along with Simon Dean, Petra Regent and Richard Seymour. The 2015 winner was Rose Wylie, for Herr Rehlinger In White Armour, which was exhibited in Gallery III.

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