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Architects O'Donnell + Tuomey appointed to design new photography gallery in London

The international design team, O’Donnell + Tuomey, has been selected to design and build the new home for London’s “Photographers’ Gallery”. Sheila O’Donnell, a graduate of the RCA School of Architecture (1978 – 1980) and her partner John Tuomey have built up an international reputation for cultural and educational projects and produce spectacular buildings that enhance visitors’ experiences while expanding the language of modernism. The Gallery will be located at 16 – 18 Ramillies Street - just off Oxford Street, in the heart of London’s Soho district.

Thames Gateway Forum

Excel 22 - 23 November 2006 The recent annual Thames Gateway Forum held at east London’s Excel Centre in November attracted record numbers of people, organisations and businesses involved in ‘regeneration’. They all came together for two days to discuss how far the massive re-development of land alongside the easterly section of the River Thames had progressed. Amongst them was a group of RCA Society members who also wanted to see what had happened since last year's event.

A visit to Woodchurch - The Annual Air show

It's surprising how many RCA Society members live in Kent and nearby East Sussex. Equally surprising was the number of people who gathered together to go to the Annual Air show. Once again, our membership secretary, Doreen Wilcockson, who (conveniently) lives near Woodchurch, generously opened her house to us all for the day and directed us to the AirShow. The weather has a habit of being wonderful for these airshows - and this year was no exception. It was a perfect day to watch airplanes of all ages 'loop the loop' and do dare devillish tricks against a perfect sky for taking photos.

Artbook Prize Presentation 2006

During the Show 2 exhibition at the college on 29th June - a number of RCA Society members met up with winning graduates and presented them with their RCA Society + Thames & Hudson art book prize packs.

90 Minutes

Robert Davies an RCA graduate, pulls together ‘freeze frame’ images from FIFA’s archives. “Epiphany” - an accompanying exhibition - will be held at the Alexia Goethe Gallery in Dover St. London W1 from 9 May till 9 June.


At the end of July 06, an RCA Society exhibition will be held in the intriguing domed base of Dungeness’s "Old Lighthouse"- Kent. The exhibition will be of "instant" photo works - images of the nuclear power station dominated area of Dungeness

Jeff Sawtell remembers... John Latham

If you haven't heard already, John Latham flatlined on Sunday (January 1). Not only a friend and comrade, John was important to me as he was to many artists and other cultural combatants who came in contact with him and his work.

Sir Terence Conran is New Provost

Sir Terence Conran, who has succeeded the Earl of Snowdon as Provost of the Royal College of Art, chaired his first Meeting of Court on 14th December 2004.

Ellipsed...? Plans Halted!

The Council of the Royal College of Art has announced some important developments for new building options on the main Kensington Gore site and at Howie Street, Battersea. They have also decided to withdraw the College’s planning application for the Nicholas Grimshaw ellipse building on the site opposite the Royal Albert Hall.

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