Review: Remove Trip to London Galleries

Category: Art

Alongside the stone staircase at the Royal Academy of Arts, as part of this year’s Summer Exhibition, seven imposing c-type prints by Jane and Louise Wilson led us expectantly into the main galleries.

The rich collection of over 1,200 artworks displayed, ensured that we remained fully engaged with the abundant variety of art, from emerging, to well known artists.

Some of the Remove also went on to Cork Street to the superb ‘Vibration of Space’ show at the Waddington Custot Galleries. 20th Century European and British non-figurative paintings by Heron, de Staël, Soulages and Hartung reflect the exchange of artistic parallels and concerns between the artists during the 40’s-60’s. Within the Alan Cristea Gallery, Antony Gormley’s contemporary etchings, woodblock and body prints allowed our students to view and sketch works from his latest compelling collection.

During our afternoon visit to the National Gallery, we were able to study and compare portraits from the 18th up to the early 20th Century, with this year’s paintings within the BP Portrait Awards. Held within the National Portrait Gallery, fifty four 21st Century paintings are on show, selected from over 2,500 entries from around the world.

Click here for a gallery of images from the trip.

Jonathan Parnham
Head of Art

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