On the last Friday every month except May and December the V&A is open late. The event usually has a theme, which highlights a part of the V&A’s vast collection or focusses on a specific aspect. One month the theme was water, and last month it was circus skills. Whatever the theme it’s a brilliant excuse to wander around the V&A to see their wonderful artefacts and at the same time enjoy the ‘party-like’ atmosphere enhanced with cocktails and music.
A dialogue between two artist practitioners.
How does an audience respond to series of visual works presented by two artists?
an exhibition by RCA graduates
2 - 16August 2015
An exhibition of works at the Imperial War Museum
Peter Kennard is acknowledged as being the country’s leading ‘photo-montagist’ and is known for his work as a “political artist“ - covering issues of conflict and political event. Kennard studied painting at the Slade and then at the RCA (1976-79). He is currently a "Senior Research Reader - Art and the Public Domain" in the RCA's School of Photography.
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.
More than fifty people gathered at “AND eventSpace 1” on Friday evening 22 May to see “Crossing Fields” - an exhibition of recent works by Roderick Coyne. These works further extends his previous practice of using photographic imagery to include the process of painting.
An exhibition of objects that have been “fixed” from different broken objects which have been “perfectly” repaired or have incorporated the fault line into its reconstitution. The exhibition, curated by Glenn Adamson, a tutor at the RCA and head of research at the Victoria & Albert museum, brings together a vast scale of “fixed” items - from small coins to grand pianos.
Rhonda Whitehead’s series of large abstract paintings are a rich layering of textures and colour which bring to mind the arbitrary landscapes made up of imaginary stories and real histories depicted on wall surfaces of weathered buildings... These are sharply contrasted by the harsh geometry of her later paintings.
On 8 September 2012 H.E. Garvin Nicholas, High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, presented Althea McNish with an award for Achievement in the Arts as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.