London is enjoying two major exhibitions of work by two popular and influential artists - Eduardo Paolozzi at the Whitechapel and David Hockney at Tate Britain. Both artists, at either end of the same generation, had a connection with the RCA and both are linked to 'pop art'. Each one has held the accolade of 'father of Pop Art'.
Anthony Armstrong Jones, the Earl of Snowdon, provost at the Royal College of Art from 1995 to 2003, has died at the age of 86.
Artist David Hockney is to design a stained glass window in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Darcy Lange studied Sculpture at the RCA and graduated in 1971, the same year as I did. So it was shocking to recently hear that he had died in 2005. How easily we all lose touch with each other. I knew him as a fellow student who would occasionally come by the Fashion School and ask me to sew up some canvasses for his installations.
A dialogue between two artist practitioners.
How does an audience respond to series of visual works presented by two artists?
Harriet Aston’s installation at AND eventSpace transformed a white cool gallery environment into a forest of mysterious soft forms.... This army of self supporting works made of rough fibrous paper, that was destined to wrap bed mattresses, stood deceptively motionless for several days - as if aware of their place in the scheme of things but enjoying their moment of celebrity - until collapsing under their own weight and their special ability to absorb surplus humidity.
The Royal College of Art's 2016 Graduate SHOWs
June 23 – July 3
1-30 June 2016
Organised by Royal College of Art Society + AND Association
Alan Rickman who passed away on January 14 is probably best known as one of Britains leading actors. Following roles at the RSC - The Tempest, Love’s Labour’s Lost - he developed his ‘villainous’ persona in the movies and earned a number of prestigious awards for his work. His more recent villany and most popular film role was the ‘dark’ Professor Severus Snape in the ‘Harry Potter’ series ….