From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
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Geological Society, Piccadilly
Inspired by the bold ambitions of Archigram’s ‘Plug-In City’, a panel of architects and designers discuss new and potentially radical approaches to the housing issues of today.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes panel discussion and drinks.
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, W1
Legendary photographer and filmmaker David Bailey joins the RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow to discuss his influential work and innovative portrait photographs from the last sixty years.
£20. Reductions £10.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join Chartered Psychologist, Dr Carolyn Mair as she discusses Hockney’s use of fashion in portraiture as a mark of identity and of societal climate.
Free, booking required.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1
John Wardle, one of Australia’s leading architects, explores the ways his buildings weave together landscape, history, memory and materials.
£12, £6 concessions. Includes talk and drinks reception.
Artist Tacita Dean discusses her films, including her new 16mm film, ‘Portraits’ with RA Artistic Director Tim Marlow.
£12. Reductions £7.
What role do speculative propositions play in unlocking the possibilities in architecture? What is inspiring new approaches to architectural and urban practice and what are the results? Our panel discuss.
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS
Speakers debate how Britain’s post-war housing estates have become a battleground
of differing political and architectural ideologies.
£12, £6 concessions.
Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS
We invite you to an unconventional encounter with three artists and a dancer; an
opportunity to meet great artists and watch them while they are thinking.
£16, £8 concessions and alumni