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From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
As a new exhibition of his work opens in London, the US-based Academician reflects on an artistic discovery that moulded his approach to sculpture.
Shortlisted for a major European art award, the Royal Academician tells us about her recent work on show in The Hague.
The Royal Academician discusses his robot installation inspired by Ada Lovelace.
The Royal Academician describes tackling the medium of bronze as her major new exhibition opens in London.
Three Royal Academicians – an architect, a sculptor and a painter – respond to memory, mystery and material in the work of Anselm Kiefer.
Each month, we have a quick chat with one of our Academicians to find out what they're up to and what the RA means to them.
A remarkable look into how a chance encounter in 1988 liberated the Academician's painting practice.
An insight into Eddie Chambers's 'Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present', the first comprehensive study on the topic.
As abstract art pioneer Sandra Blow RA is celebrated by two Cornwall shows, Jonathan Grimble and Denny Long from her Estate give us a tour of her atmospheric studio space in St Ives.
The Academician's art dealer and lifelong friend remembers a life well lived.
Known for his colourful urban buildings, the Academician also retreats to paint in his Norfolk studio.
A new film by Bob and Roberta Smith RA and Tim Newton has its first screening at the RA.
The Academician and sculptor finds history repeating itself on reading an illuminating analysis of Britain’s first Afghan war.
In the lead-up to his major RA exhibition this autumn, we take a look inside the artist's huge "gesamtkunstwerk" in the south of France.
As the exhibition draws to a close, we asked three RA members of staff to select their highlight.
People from around the RA pay tribute to leading architect Sir Richard MacCormac, who has died aged 75 following a long illness.
As a major Malevich show goes on view, Zaha Hadid RA reveals how her
use of painting and drawing to develop buildings was inspired by the artist.
As an exhibition honouring the British art of the First World War opens at the Imperial War Museum a century after its outbreak, the painter discusses the impact of these works.
Painter Mick Rooney RA gives his own inimitable take on David Remfry RA’s witty watercolours, a new installation in the department store’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
The vibrant colours and traditional textiles of Mexico have weaved their way into the painter's recent 'Rebozo' series.
A new book of Norman Ackroyd RA’s watercolours captures the immediacy of the
moment, as the artist explains.
Vivid colours are coupled with formal simplicity in the recent artworks exhibited by Mathew Tom in the RA Schools studios.
On Sunday, the RA played host to a great LEGO challenge.
Tracey Emin RA's 'My Bed' (1998), one of the seminal works of the Young British Artist generation, goes up for sale at Christie's on Tuesday 1 July.
As the RA prepares for 'Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album', Honorary Royal Academician Ed Ruscha reflects on his friendship with the legendary actor, director and photographer in 1960s Los Angeles and beyond.
The artist discusses her exhibition in the RA's Gallery Café.
Fiona Maddocks meets sculptor and former RA President Phillip King in his
studio in a converted north London factory.
Art now is more popular than it ever has been. We are in an era where art is at the centre of a public conversation about who we are, and where we want to go.
The RA is curating a major exhibition in Istanbul of prints and paintings by Stephen Chambers, including his giant screen print shown at the RA in 2012, writes Emma Hill.
Continuing our series on artists’ epiphanies, Sam Phillips visits the Welsh beach that transformed Setch's art.
Ken Howard RA's range of interior paints created specially for the Royal Academy is inspired by his beloved Venice, a city where he has had a studio for the past 10 years.
The artist's new paint range for the RA draws inspiration from his life and work.
A new artwork by Grayson Perry RA presents a special manifesto for the Royal Academy.
We are delighted to be working with the BBC on a very special competition this summer.
From traditional engravings to cutting edge digital techniques: the RA Schools is a hive of creative approaches to printmaking.
A group of sculptures by Lynn Chadwick RA (1914 - 2003) is being installed in the Royal Academy's Annenberg Courtyard, as part of celebrations to make the centenary of his birth.
President of the Royal Academy Christopher Le Brun remembers the artist who died on 5 April aged 93.
Phyllida Barlow RA has unleashed seven playful giants into Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries.
Georg Baselitz first encountered chiaroscuro woodcuts on a trip to Italy as a young artist. He went on to become an avid collector of these revolutionary prints, many of which are now on display in our exhibi...
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Welcome to Print Month. This April we’re celebrating the versatile art of printmaking, with a packed programme of exhibitions, events and online activity.
Inspired by our ‘Renaissance Impressions’ exhibition, Stephen Chambers RA decided to create his own chiaroscuro woodcut. Here he shares his discoveries and includes his step-by-step guide.
Read an extract from RA Publications' new book on the chapel that Henri Matisse considered his greatest work.
As Tate Modern mounts a major show of Matisse’s cut-outs, painter Mali Morris RA pays tribute to the artist’s directness, inventiveness and exuberance
In the first of a new series on artists’ epiphanies, Tess Jaray RA reveals three turning points in her understanding of art.
War, terror and human conflict pervade the art of new RA sculptor Tim Shaw, whose first major solo show opens in Birmingham.
Michael Craig-Martin RA is installing the commonplace in a far from everyday setting, writes Richard Cork.
Academician Anthony Caro was the most influential British sculptor of the post-war era, famously taking sculpture off the plinth. Norman Foster RA pays a personal tribute to the man who collaborated with him o...
His huge abstract paintings brought a vibrance to the RA’s Summer Exhibitions, while a spirit of openness characterised his role as Keeper of the RA Schools, writes his colleague, senior lecturer Richard Kirwan
The Royal Academy's 'Sensation' exhibition in 1997 made a major splash in the art world, introducing a wider public to the YBA (Young British Artist) generation of Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and their contempor...
More than any other architects, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have made me look with a fresh eye at the Royal Academy’s galleries and architecture.
It may seem a strange term for an architect to coin, but Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been developing an idea of what he calls “weak architecture”.
When putting together this group of architects I purposefully sought out those who would bring a variety of perspectives on how we think about architecture and the spaces around us.
Architect Timothy Hill discusses his current projects and reflects on the conditions of architecture in Australia.
Author Tim Winton explores his belief that ‘Australia the place is constantly overshadowed by Australia the national idea.'
It was when sitting with Li Xiaodong in a courtyard garden in the Huairou district, a mountainous area near the Great Wall, an hour north of Beijing, that many of his observations of Chinese culture and sensib...
Internationally acclaimed Australian contemporary artist Shaun Gladwell discusses his video 'performance landscapes'.
Spending some time with the Chilean architects who 'consider' rather than 'design'.
“Buildings tell the stories of our lives in built form… We walk through and feel spaces with our whole bodies and our senses, not just with our eyes and with our minds. We are fully involved in the experience;...
As Bill Woodrow RA prepares for his major retrospective at the Academy, Richard Cork talks to him about the extraordinary range of his sculpture and how one recurring theme has grown into a love of beekeeping.
The RA's Australia show has three rooms dedicated to Aboriginal art. Wally Caruna celebrates this rich vein of indigenous culture by exploring a key work in the show that evokes the ancestral origins of the gr...