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Friends premium private view: Antony Gormley

Private view

Saturday 5 October 2019
7 — 9.30pm

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Friends Private View of the Summer Exhibition 2019

Photo: Justine Trickett.

This autumn, see new work and major installations by Antony Gormley away from the crowds at this intimate private view after-hours, just for Friends.

We invite Friends of the RA to an evening private view accompanied by live music, themed food and drink for a truly unique experience of Antony Gormley’s most ambitious exhibition in ten years.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a complimentary welcome drink and live music to kickstart their evening, before making their way up the grand staircase to the main galleries.

Throughout a series of experiential installations (some brand-new, some remade for the RA’s galleries), the exhibition invites you to slow down and become aware of your own body, as you navigate through work from Gormley’s 45-year career.

From finding a path through an immersive “drawing in space” to weaving through life-size cast iron figures set at different orientations on the walls, floor and ceiling, this is a unique opportunity to physically engage with the artworks one-on-one.

Acclaimed British caterers Peyton & Byrne will provide a delicious seasonal menu of light bites and cocktails available to purchase on the evening. Drinks will be available to purchase in RA Café, however please note these will not be permitted into the galleries.

For a VIP experience, upgrade your ticket and treat yourself to complimentary sparkling wine in our private members’ club. The intimate Academician’s Room is the perfect place to celebrate in style; VIP guests can also enjoy access to a private bar, where our resident mixologist will be serving signature cocktails.

This event is open to Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians’ Room only. Please book online or call 020 7300 8090. Members of the Academicians’ Room please call 020 7300 8090 to book your tickets.

Please note: if you are sensitive to enclosed spaces, one of the works may not be suitable for you to enter. Please ask a member of staff for the best route around. Some of the works contain water, sharp edges and materials that can transfer onto clothing.

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● Cancelled

Saturday 5 October 2019

7 — 9.30pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House

£30 tickets include exhibition entry and a welcome drink on arrival. £50 VIP tickets include exhibition entry, complimentary sparkling wine and access to the Academicians' Room. To book, call 020 7300 8090. Friends can also book online.