29 August—14 October 2012
In the Weston Rooms
Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue's paintings are characterised by their exploration into the past and preoccupation with history, artefacts and mythology.
Video: The artist interviewed in his studio, August 2012
The five works within this exhibition reflect the personal experiences of O’Donoghue’s father, Daniel O’Donoghue, during the Second World War and they came about as a consequence of sorting out his father’s personal effects after his death.
O’Donoghue creates a narrative within his art, seeking to ‘remember’ events that he did not witness himself, and in doing so highlights the unreliability of personal memory.
The Artists’ Laboratory is a programme of exhibitions which commenced in 2010. The exhibition underpins the Royal Academy’s unique position in having artists at its core. They give Royal Academicians the opportunity to take risks and explore new ideas within their artistic practice and are a chance for the public to experience less familiar aspects of their work.
10am – 6pm daily (last admission 5.30pm)
Fridays until 10pm (last admission 9.30pm)
Admission: Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket. £3 without an exhibition ticket - book a general admission ticket here. RA Friends go free
Hughie O’Donoghue RA: Road
Friday 7 September
Join Hughie O’Donoghue as he discusses Road: a work of photomontages, paintings and drawings
that explores the Second World War through the experiences of the artist’s father, an Irishman who
fought with the British.
Large Weston Room; 6.30–7.30pm; £3 or free with an exhibition ticket