As the Summer Exhibition gets underway, the RA truly starts to feel like an Academy. Artists and architects roam the galleries discussing, debating and hanging art – both their own and that of others – as they set about the herculean task of hanging well over 1,000 works (selected from over 10,000, in a process shown above) in a matter of weeks.Read more
The first man-made metal, it is strong and enduring, an alloy of base metals that becomes more than the sum of its parts, a product of human ingenuity and created by almost every civilization. Indeed, in his feature on the RA’s Bronze exhibition, the broadcaster Michael Wood writes, ‘Civilisation came with the working of bronze.’Read more
I have looked at countless portraits but I never sat for one until recently, when Humphrey Ocean RA painted me for this page, as part of the redesign of RA Magazine's print edition.Read more
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