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Ismail Saray • From England with Love

SALT Galata - Istanbul • 13 September till 2 November 2014
SALT Ulus - Ankara • 18 November 2014 till 10 January 2015

David Hall (1937 - 2014)

The RCA Society was sad to hear that one of our members, the world renowned and celebrated Video artist, David Hall, died in October.(1937 - 2014).

Initially a sculptor, David Hall pioneered Video art producing a number of seminal works for gallery exhibition and TV. He taught in a number of Art schools including the RCA and founded the Time Based Media Course at Maidstone College of Art.

The Royal College of Art And the First World War

RCA Library Commemorates Great War with Remembrance Exhibition.
In 2014 a small commemorative exhibition was held at the College 24 October 2014, inspired by a memorial plaque to former students who had died during the First World War. Percy Metcalfe, the sculptor responsible for the memorial, had himself interrupted his studies at the College to join the army.

Tate Turbine Hall and Whitechapel • Richard Tuttle ‘I don’t know...’!

Art works placed in an art gallery invite us to understand their place within an art historical  context. What are it’s references? What is the artist adding or subtracting from the conversation? What does the art work do to open or close our eyes or minds? - our mindseye?

Why War?

A mixed exhibition of a dozen artists and pupils from Griffin Primary School, Wandsworth was held during August at the Freud Museum in London. The aim of the exhibition was to reintroduce to the public a conversation between Einstein and Freud “Why War?” which took place in 1931 - 1932. At the time of the conversation the world was plunging into economic collapse, Europe was still recovering from WW1 and Hitler’s National Socialism (Nazism) in Germany was consolidating.

RCA Society AGM 2014

A new management committee for 2014-15 was elected at the AGM held on Saturday 2 August. Click here to see new management committee members and their contact details.

Dear RCA Society Member

Bill Pashley d: 2014 @ 80

Bill Pashley loved making clothes for opera singers, but also specialised in making wedding dresses for the rich and famous Public Domain

by Paul Bailey

RCA Interim Viewing

The attraction of seeing works in progress, of ideas developing - is very much what the Interim shows at the RCA are about. Not only a “useful experience” for students to see, before the “Final Graduation Shows”,  how their works “look” in an exhibition environment, to hear response but also to test the calibre of the work and measure it alongside others.

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