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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.
Royal Academician Frank Bowling discusses his working practices, his desire to make "pure painting" and the changing reactions to his work throughout his lifetime.
The Booker Prize-winning author of 'Waterland' and 'Last Orders' reads from his latest collection 'England and Other Stories'.
How does artist Anselm Kiefer use mythology, history, literature, philosophy and science in his work? What meanings do lead, straw, fire, earth, and water hold for him?
Orange Prize-winning novelist Lionel Shriver treats us to a short story reading.
Art Historian Christian Weikop leads us into the ‘deep dark wood’ of Anselm Kiefer’s paintings to learn why representations of trees and forests feature so often in his work.
This summer the RA’s 24th Annual Architecture Lecture was given by Pritzker Prize-winning Spanish Architect, Rafael Moneo in the inspiring setting of the Summer Exhibition.
Internationally esteemed novelist Tim Winton reads from his collection of short stories 'The Turning'.
We’ve challenged three guest speakers to choose the five works in this year’s Summer Exhibition that intrigue them the most. Fashion historian and DJ Amber Jane Butchart guides us through her favourite works.
We’ve challenged three guest speakers to choose the five works in this year’s Summer Exhibition that intrigue them the most. BBC’s Arts Editor Will Gompertz attempts to narrow down his top picks from the pleth...
We’ve challenged three guest speakers to choose the five works in this year’s Summer Exhibition that intrigue them the most. Curator Susie Allen guides us through her picks, which all relate to the concept of ...
National Gallery curator, Dr. Jennifer Sliwka, discusses the works of Domenico Beccafumi.
Exhibition curator Arturo Galansino introduces 'Renaissance Impressions'.
William Boyd and Ed Stoppard read short stories in the galleries of 'Sensing Spaces'.
Curator Kate Goodwin explains the process behind the development and creation of this exhibition.
Ivan Harbour and Tracy Meller of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners discuss what attracted them to architecture as a career
World famous illustrator (and occasional fellow-lithographer) Quentin Blake considers the significance and achievement of Daumier’s work in journalism, in conversation with arts educator Ghislaine Kenyon.
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.'
Internationally acclaimed Australian contemporary artist Shaun Gladwell discusses his video 'performance landscapes'.
Catch up on our fascinating event with 'Australia' exhibition artist Imants Tillers.
A lecture by Ron Radford, Director of the National Gallery of Australia.
Catch up with the podcast of our lecture with Dr Sarah Scott, from the Australian National University.