Royal Academy of Arts 2018 Exhibitions

The Royal Academy have announced their exhibition programme for 2018 which will feature a celebration of the 250th anniversary of its Summer Exhibition and Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled.

From Life

The Sackler Wing of Galleries and Tennant Gallery

11 December 2017 – 11 March 2018

In December, the Royal Academy of Arts will present From Life, a special exhibition project that will examine what making art from life has meant to artists throughout history and how the practice is evolving as technology opens up new ways of creating and visualising artwork.

Charles I: King and Collector

Main Galleries

27 January – 15 April 2018

In January 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts, in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, will present Charles I: King and Collector, a landmark exhibition that will reunite one of the most extraordinary and influential art collections ever assembled. Charles I: King and Collector will reunite around 150 of the most important works for the first time since the seventeenth century, providing an unprecedented opportunity to experience the collection that changed the appreciation of art in England.

Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries

Dates to be announced

In 2018, the internationally renowned visual artist and Royal Academician will explore ‘landscape’ in its broadest sense: intimate collections of natural found objects, a mountainous blackboard drawing and a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate created especially for the Royal Academy’s spaces.

The London Original Print Fair 2018

Main Galleries

3 – 6 May 2018

As the world’s longest running specialist fair dedicated to prints, The London Original Print Fair 2018 will welcome exhibitors from around the world, covering all periods of printmaking from Old Masters through to contemporary artists.

Summer Exhibition 2018

Main Galleries and The Sackler Wing of Galleries

12 June – 19 August 2018

The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2018, and, to mark this auspicious occasion, the exhibition will be coordinated by Grayson Perry RA. As the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show, it provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience, comprising a range of media from painting to printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.

The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition

The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Weston Rooms, Galleries I and II

12 June – 19 August 2018

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is the world’s longest running annual display of contemporary art. It has been held each year without interruption since 1769 at a succession of locations ranging from Pall Mall to Piccadilly. Staged to coincide with the 250th Summer Exhibition in 2018.

Renzo Piano*

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries

15 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

In autumn 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano Hon RA (b. 1937). It will be the first annual architecture exhibition in the newly refurbished galleries in Burlington Gardens and Piano’s first survey in London for almost 30 years.

Oceania*

Main Galleries

29 September – 10 December 2018

In September 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts will present Oceania, the first major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the United Kingdom. This ambitious exhibition will celebrate the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast South Pacific region from New Guinea to Easter Island, Hawaii to New Zealand.

Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna

The Sackler Wing of Galleries

4 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

2018 marks the centenary of the deaths of two celebrated figures of twentieth century art: Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) and Egon Schiele (1890–1918). Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, will be the first exhibition in the United Kingdom to focus exclusively upon the fundamental importance of drawing in the relationship between Austria’s two most famous artists.

For more information , visit the Royal Academy website here

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Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Highlights 2018

The V&A host a diverse programme of exhibitions in 2018 ranging from Frida Kahlo, the golden age of ocean liners and Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic

9 December 2017 – 8 April 2018

Room 38,

This exhibition will reveal the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard and the factors contributing to the phenomenal success and enduring popularity of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Ocean Liners: Speed & Style

3 February – 10 June 2018

Room 39 and the North Court

This exhibition will re-imagine the golden age of ocean travel from Brunel’s 1859 steamship, the Great Eastern, to the launch of the QE2 in 1969. The first ever exhibition to explore the international design and cultural impact of the ocean liner, it will reveal the hidden design stories behind some of the world’s most luxurious ships.

Fashioned From Nature

21 April 2018- 27 January 2019

Fashion, Room 40,

Fashioned from Nature explores the relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. Fashion draws inspiration from the natural world, but also depends on it for raw materials and energy.

The Future Starts Here

12 May – 4 November 2018

The Sainsbury Gallery

This exhibition explores the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, more than 100 objects will be brought together as a landscape for the near future.

Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe (title TBC)

16 June – 4 November 2018

Room 38

Widely recognised as one of the most innovative and ground-breaking painters of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo is also renowned for the iconic persona that she crafted through her dress and self-fashioning. The V&A will present the first exhibition to be held outside Mexico of Kahlo’s clothing and personal possessions, including prosthetics, medicines, accessories, jewellery, photographs and letters.

Jameel Prize 5

30 June – 25 November 2018

The Porter Gallery

The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.

Videogames

8 September 2018 – 24 February 2019

Room 39 and the North Court,

There is a renaissance happening in videogames. A new wave of designers, players and critics are pushing the boundaries of the medium in radical new ways. This V&A show is the first to fully consider the complexity of videogames as one of the most important design fields of our time, investigating ground-breaking contemporary design work, creative and rebellious player communities and the political conversations that define this movement.

V&A Photography Centre

Opening Autumn 2018

In Autumn 2018, the V&A will unveil the first phase of a new, state-of-the-art Photography Centre designed by David Kohn Architects.

V&A Cast Courts – West Court and Central Gallery

Opening Autumn 2018,

In Autumn 2018 the V&A will complete the second and final phase of its FuturePlan redevelopment project returning the Museum’s Cast Courts to their original magnificence.

For more information , visit the V & A website here

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(Un)common Currency at the Museum of London from 6 October 2017 to 21 January 2018

The Museum of London opens its latest display: (Un)common Currency which explores the use of alternative currencies in London since the 17th century.

Through these unconventional currencies, Londoners have built communities based on trust, furthered political causes and helped develop a thriving local economy. Some currencies radically dispense with a ‘face value’ and instead value people’s time by the hour.

Examples on display include:

  • 17th century trade tokens. These tiny copper tokens were developed when change became in short supply. Whilst the wealthy used credit, everybody else needed a way to do business so traders created their own tokens. Each token includes names, initials and symbols of people and their businesses.
  • One penny coin from 1910. This penny has been defaced with the demand ‘Votes for Women’ stamped on King Edward VII’s head. Suffragettes chose to deface low value coins so their political message would circulate widely.
  • Tally sticks. These sticks recorded debt, with each notch representing one, ten or a thousand pounds depending on its depth. Each stick was broken into two halves – for the lender, and the borrower. In 1826 Parliament abolished the tally system, but when they burnt the tally sticks the fire accidentally destroyed both Houses of Parliament.
  • Brixton Pound. These notes were designed to encourage local spending and its vibrant series of notes celebrates the area’s people and places. The B£5 note features professional basketball player Luol Deng who fled war-torn Sudan and went on to represent the UK in the London 2012 Olympics.

The display forms part of City Now City Future, the museum’s year-long programme exploring urban life in London and around the world. The City is Ours, the museum’s major, free exhibition, is also open and uncovers the joys and frustrations of city living.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Museum of London website here

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Regent Street Motor Show – 4th November 2017

This year, the Regent Street Motor Show will feature examples of the newest electric and hybrid vehicles from manufacturers like BMW, Renault, Kia, Toyota, Volkswagen and Hyundai will be on display on Regent Street, which will be closed to through traffic for the day. Some will even be available for short test drives in the roads leading off London’s premier shopping street.

But alongside the latest in cutting-edge technology, the Show – which last year attracted more than 400,000 visitors – will feature 100 cars from the dawn of motoring all taking part in the annual Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance. And among these veterans will be a 1901 Pope Waverley electric vehicle (EV).

The Pope Waverley is one of three EVs due to take part in the famous Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox, which will set off from Hyde Park for the run to the coast as dawn breaks on Sunday, 5th November – the day after the Show. And it will be easy to spot as it wears the traditional green and gold livery of the legendary department store Harrods.

Harrods was one of the first companies in the UK to operate an all-electric fleet, introducing its first EV more than 110 years ago. The store went on to build a fleet of 60+ electric vehicles, including solid-tyred American Walker electric vans which delivered goods to the store’s London customers in the first half of the last century.

For the third year running the Go Ultra Low campaign will be displaying the latest and greatest electric vehicles from six leading manufacturers in the Show’s Motoring Today Zone.

The first Regent Street Motor Show was staged in 2005 and it has now become a hugely popular must-see spectacle.

It attracts vast crowds keen not only to see the hundreds of veteran and classic cars on display and to take test drives in the latest machinery but also enjoy street entertainment, too.

For more information, visit the Event website here

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Power Up: The Ultimate Gaming Event at the Science Museum – 20th to 31st October 2017

The Science Museum explores 40 years of video games and consoles with a hands-on, fully interactive gaming event. The ever popular Power UP event returns this half term from 20-31 October.

Visitors can play their way through forty years of gaming history at Power UP. From Pong to Pac-Man and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone. There are games for all the family starting from popular retro games Pong and Galaxia to the latest in Virtual Reality technology.

Photo Benjamin Ealovega Science Museum

Running alongside Power UP will also be some additional adult-only sessions during the evenings of 26 and 27 October and Power UP will also feature as part of the Science Museum’s Lates on Wednesday 25 October, giving friends and competitive colleagues the perfect opportunity to battle it out on multiplayer classics such as HALO, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros.

Ticket info:

90-minute session: £8.00 per child, £10.00 per adult

Half-day passes: £14.00 per child, £18 per adult

Under 3’s go free

Family and concession tickets are available

For more information and book tickets , visit the Science Museum website here

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Review : The Cake and Bake Show at ExCeL London – 6th to 8th October 2017

One of the UK’s biggest baking events returns to ExCeL on the 6th-8th October and the bright sunshine bought out the crowds who made their way to the show in anticipation of enjoying all things baking, decorating and sugar craft related.

The popularity of Bake Off and other related television programmes has seen a major growth of interest in these types of shows which provide a dazzlingly array of cakes and other foodie delights.

Always popular are the expert demonstrations and talks that take place in a number of locations throughout the show. New for 2017, the Baking Academy brings together some of the top baking talent including Eric Lanlard, Howard Middleton, Ian Cumming , Rosemary Shrager, John Whaite, Alana Spencer and Candice Brown. The 45-minute demonstrations offer the opportunity to learn direct from the professionals.

The Cake & Bake Super Theatre includes a full programme of star speakers from the cake world who take to the stage daily in a series of  demos.

In the Sugarcraft Zone, there will be top sugarcraft exhibitors, and throughout the day there is demonstrations from Sugarcraft experts teaching about piping knowledge and new advanced fondant techniques.

The show allows you see some of the stunning cakes produced by professionals and amateurs.

Some of the country’s best cake designers and experts showcase their craft and inspire at the Display Tables.

Whereas The Cake & Bake Show Official Competition allows amateurs to show their skills, this year’s theme is ‘Best of British’. Cakes displayed at the Show are judged by top industry experts and there is plenty of prizes on offer.

If you are feeling a little peckish, walk around the large number of Market Stands to sample a tasty and mouth-watering array of freshly baked produce from the country’s leading artisan bakers and cake makers.

The Cake & Bake Show offers a family day out where children have their own Kid’s Zone with lots of fun activities for little bakers including making gingerbread and cupcake decorating.

The Cake & Bake Show provides plenty of interest to those who want to gain or refine their baking skills. It would also appeal to those who want to sample some of stunning products on offer. If you need to find that certain piece of equipment, a vast range of products and accessories are available to buy from the extensive shopping area. The popularity of the show provides plenty of evidence that the ‘baking boom’ is still going strong and appeals to a wide range of people.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Recommended

For more information , visit the Event website here

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Review : PAD London 2017 in Berkeley Square – 2nd to 8th October 2017

PAD London returns to Berkeley Square for its 11th edition from 2-8 October 2017. The internationally acclaimed fair for art and design features 68 galleries who showcase spectacular objects across genres and periods, from contemporary, modern and historical design to modern and tribal art, jewellery and antiquities.

PAD London 2017 celebrates contemporary design with the unveiling of newly commissioned pieces by some of the most respected designers from around the world. South Korean designer Wonmin Park reveals an entirely new body of work at Carpenters Workshop Gallery. The new table Y-122 by French duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec is presented for the first time in London by Kreo who also feature Dutch designer Hella Jongerius with her Dragonfly coffee table.

At Galerie BSL, Canadian sculptor and cabinetmaker Gildas Berthelot produces a sculptural console made out of wood. New Anemone floor lamps by German designer Pia Maria Raeder, as well as unique furniture pieces in handmade nuno felt by Israeli artist Ayala Serfaty are also premiered at the stand of BSL.

Up and coming designers Nacho Carbonell, Guglielmo Poletti and Fernando Mastrangelo, are presented at Rossana Orlandi.

British designers are also featured at PAD. Minimal geometric pieces by ceramicist Matthew Chambers are introduced by first-time French exhibitor Mouvements Modernes. Bethan Laura Wood presents two new pieces at Milan’s Nilufar. FUMI showcases the new Fonteyn chair by London-based duo Brooksbank & Collins. Designers Gareth Neal and Christopher Duffy make striking use of wood with groundbreaking new works displayed at Sarah Myerscough.

20th century furniture is always popular at PAD with Galerie Le Beau’s Brazilian exhibits, Modernity feature Scandinavian pieces by Finn Juhl, Ib Kofod-Larsen and Poul Henningsen.

On show at Rose Uniacke is a pair of modernist chairs by Danish design company Frits Schlegel.

Jewellery can be enjoyed in seven prominent galleries including New York’s antique and rare jewellery expert Siegelson. Newcomer Ma Tei, Hemmerle, and Louisa Guinness brings artist jewellery to the fore with a collection by Claude Lalanne, Niki de Saint Phalle, Gavin Turk and Ron Arad.

The Tribal Art and Antiquities selection is one of the highlight of the fair with Lucas Ratton showcasing a collection of artefacts including a 19th century Fang mask from Gabon, Phoenix Ancient Art presents a Greek Chalcidian helmet from 4th century B.C. Pre-Columbian art specialist Mermoz include a Mexican terracotta dancer figurine from the Colima culture. Peter Petrou, brings together unique findings such as a pair of Egyptian Bronze eyes from 1070-243 B.C.

Among the modern galleries, De Jonckheere presents a painting by René Magritte inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and an iconic Lucio Fontana. Vertes showcases an all-star selection including Sigmar Polke, Andy Warhol, Josef Albers and Willem de Kooning. Works by Joan Miró from the 1970s are on display both at Vertes and Mayoral, while Aktis offers two exceptional paintings by Le Corbusier.

One of the features of the fair is the annual PAD Prizes which this year were awarded to Galerie Gosserez for Best Contemporary Design, Galerie Le Beau for Best 20th Century Design and Rose Uniake for Best Stand . The prestigious panel of judges included Jasper Conran, Yana Peel, Tom Dixon and Deyan Sudjic, amongst others.

PAD London is one of the prestigious of the art fairs that spring up all over London at this time of year, it allows visitors the opportunity to explore many areas of contemporary design and other genres in the unusual setting of Berkeley Square, the site features an acclaimed restaurant and has plenty of diverse and eclectic objects to enjoy.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Recommended

For more information , visit the PAD website here

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