21 September—8 December 2013
In the Main Galleries
Organised with the National Gallery of Australia
“Not just a long overdue show but a powerfully atmospheric evocation of a country seen from myriad facets” - The Times
"★★★★ Detailed, comprehensive, omniscient, in places beautiful" The Daily Telegraph
Marking the first major survey of Australian art in the UK for 50 years, this exhibition will span more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and seeks to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation through its art.
Bill Woodrow RA
7 November 2013—16 February 2014
In Burlington Gardens
Lead Series Supporter JTI
Comprising around 50 works, this exhibition spans Bill Woodrow’s entire career and explores the themes of his oeuvre from the early 1970s to the present day, highlighting his humour and inventiveness and underpinning his influential role in contemporary sculpture.
Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris
26 October 2013—26 January 2014
In The Sackler Wing of Galleries
2009-2013 Season supported by JTI
"Unmissable" - The Guardian
"An exciting and astonishing exhibition, an aesthetic boxer’s blow to the heart" - Brian Sewell, London Evening Standard
A staunch believer in the Republican cause, a freethinker and chronicler of everyday life in turbulent 19th century Paris, Honoré Daumier lived during a pivotal time in France’s history. 'Visions of Paris' sets out to explore his legacy through 130 works, many of which have never been seen in the UK before, with a concentration on paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculptures.
John Carter RA: Between Dimensions
2 October 2013—16 February 2014
In the Tennant Gallery
John Carter RA is one of Britain’s most respected abstract sculptors. His art has been described as a dialogue between painting and sculpture. This retrospective exhibition focuses on Carter’s use of drawing, and other works on paper, to develop ideas for his relief sculptures and constructions.
Peter Conrad sets the scene for the Academy’s Australia exhibition, evoking the spirit of the land