Eva Jiricna RA and Chris Wilkinson RA as they take a break from hanging the Architecture Room in the Summer Exhibition. Photo © Richard Dawson. Chris Wilkinson RA and Eva Jiricna RA have arranged the Architecture Gallery with the aim of offering an exciting challenge to the visitor: the schemes and concepts of some of today’s best architects, represented by models, sketches, drawings and computer renderings, are shown alongside works of fine art, making connections and blurring the boundaries between the two disciplines.
Potential links are expressed by the central display of a sculpture by Rana Begum between major works of architecture, while many of the architectural drawings could justify a place in one of the painting galleries. The hangers have extended this dialogue to the adjoining painting and sculpture rooms by exchanging carefully selected works, so that, for instance, visitors will see architectural models in Galleries V and VII. The concentration of models mounted on plinths in the centre of this space is distinctive and has allowed Wilkinson and Jiricna a degree of freedom in hanging works on the walls, as in the other galleries.