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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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Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
We’ve challenged special guest speakers to choose the five works in this year’s Summer Exhibition that intrigue them the most. Join them for a 30-minute tour of their selections.
Free with exhibition ticket
The General Assembly Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the art world to share their practice with others. Ten artists will discuss their artistic inspirations and creative processes while showing images of finished art works or projects in process.
Free, no booking required.
The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Art historian Susie Hodge introduces David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, giving attention to this particular series of work within the context of his practice and in relation to the wider genre of portraiture.
£3. Carers and Friends of the RA go free.
The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our permanent collection.
Geological Society, Piccadilly
A panel of architects and designers discuss how Archigram’s ‘Plug-In City’ can inspire new 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.
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 new possibilities in architecture? Our panel discuss.
Speakers debate how Britain’s post-war housing estates have become a battleground
of differing political and architectural ideologies.
Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts.
Join us once a month for coffee and conversation to discuss artworks from our
£3, refreshments included. Free for Friends of the RA and carers.