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Summer Exhibition edit: David Johnson

Summer Exhibition 2019


Thursday 4 July 2019
3 — 3.30pm

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David Johnson

Photo credit: Benedict Johnson

Blind artist David Johnson leads a curated 30-minute tour of five works from this year’s Summer Exhibition.

David Johnson is a blind, practicing artist working predominantly in concrete, plaster and found objects. His art is about the experience of blindness and is concerned with what the condition brings to life’s rich tapestry rather than what it takes away. He is currently studying for a PhD at the Royal College of Art, London where his research focuses on the aesthetics of blindness. In addition to his artistic practice, David is an experienced artist educator who facilitates art-making workshops for blind and partially sighted visitors at the RA.

This event is part of a series of in gallery tours with learning programmes and partners who takeover this year’s Summer Exhibition edits programme, which invites guests to select five works in this year’s Summer Exhibition that intrigue them the most. We invite you to accompany them as they describe why their chosen works have captured their imagination.

The event has limited capacity, headsets for the tour will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

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Thursday 4 July 2019

3 — 3.30pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free with exhibition entry.