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What's on Autumn 2013 - The Royal Academy of Arts

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Cover:

Brett Whiteley

Big Orange (Sunset), 1974 (detail)

Oil and collage on wood

244 × 305 cm

Gift of Patrick White, 1975

Piccadilly

London W1J 0BD

Burlington Gardens

London W1S 3ET

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Open daily 10am–6pm, Fridays

until 10pm. Last admission is

30 minutes before closing.

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Eating and drinking

The RA is home to a great

selection of restaurants and cafés,

from light snack and lunch

menus at the Gallery café and

Atelier café to more formal

dining offers at the Royal

Academy Restaurant and newly

opened Keeper’s House.

Visitors with disabilities

All main public areas are

accessible. Disabled parking and

wheelchairs can be booked in

advance on 020 7300 8028.

Friends of the RA

Join the Friends of the Royal

Academy and you, an adult

family guest and up to four family

children under 16 can visit every

RA exhibition for a year, attend

Friends Previews and enjoy

exclusive Friends events and

much more. For details, visit the

Friends Desk, call 020 7300 5664

or visit www.royalacademy.org.

uk/friends

Group bookings

Book adult groups in advance

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adultgroups@royalacademy.

org.uk. Special group rates are

available and slide talks and

private tours can be arranged

on request.

Shopping

The RA Shop sells a wide range

of books, stationery and exclusive

gifts. It is open daily 10am–

5.45pm, with late-night opening

on Fridays. Our new RA Studio

Shop, on the ground floor of

Burlington Gardens, specialises in

contemporary design and art-led

products exclusively created

with Royal Academicians and

carefully selected artists.

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The RA is situated in the heart of the West End between Green Park

and Piccadilly Circus. Buses 14, 19, 22 and 38 stop outside

Burlington House. Other buses stop in nearby Regent Street.

Registered Charity Number 212798/Design: 01.02/Printed by Tradewinds/Cover: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney © Wendy Whiteley

What’s on

Autumn 2013


Welcome to the RA

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An introduction to ‘Australia’

by Antony Gormley RA

Photo by Lars Gundersen

The Red Continent comes to the heart

of London. Modernist landscape, which

became somewhat bleached out in St Ives,

took root, became original and hardened in

the desert of Australia.

When I think of Sidney Nolan, Fred

Williams or Arthur Boyd, I think of harsh earth and fierce

sunlight. Through its new occupiers, somehow Australia

produced modernist vigour. Burke and Wills’ 1860 expedition

across the centre of the continent left few survivors, and

likewise, the European picturesque (although this exhibition

contains a few examples) withered in the heat.

The works of the Indigenous Australians like those of

Rover Thomas and Emily Kame Kngwarreye show the land

speaking in the dream mapping of its original inhabitants.

While artists from a deracinated European tradition continue

to make pictures, the native Australian maps the experience of

being the land and allows it to move through him or her. There

is a directness in the Indigenous traditions, whether the dots of

the Western Desert or the colour field paintings of the Great

Sandy Desert, where pigment is used to carry mineral truth as

well as lived feeling.

Today’s artists continue this uncompromising confrontation.

Shaun Gladwell treats the road as surrogate drawing. Tracey

Moffatt takes complex human relations and sets them against

the insistent reality of the land: no landscape, no escape.

Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales – Purchased 1949.Photo AGNSW © AGNSW

Don’t miss the works in this show which weld fact

to imagination.

Friends of the RA go free and do not need to book

Experience free entry to all the exhibitions listed in this guide,

as well as a whole host of other exciting benefits.

Visit www.royalacademy.org.uk/friends for more information.

Sidney Nolan

Pretty Polly Mine, 1948

Oil and collage on wood

Ripolin enamel on hardboard

91 × 122.2 cm


OPENING 30 SEPTEMBER 2013

A RESTAURANT, A GARDEN BAR,

a new place to encounter art

AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

This September sees the grand opening of the

Keeper’s House; our brand new home for artists

and art lovers. There will be a restaurant, cocktail

bar, lounge and beautiful garden, with works by

Royal Academicians and from the RA Collection

displayed throughout.

Friends of the RA, Patrons and Royal Academicians have all day

access to the Keeper’s House and the public can enjoy the new

facilities from 4pm until late.

To find out more visit: www.royalacademy.org.uk/keepershouse

Become a Friend for all day access, priority booking

and to see the Keeper’s House from 27 September:

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© Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2013, Photo: Kerry Ryan.


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‘Australia’s most treasured

art comes to London for

the biggest show yet seen

in the UK.’ The Guardian

Sidney Nolan

Ned Kelly, 1946 (detail)

Enamel paint on composition board

90.8 × 121.5 cm

Opposite:

Grace Cossington Smith

The Bridge in Building, 1929

Oil on pulpboard

75 × 53 cm

Organised with

Supported by

Supported by

Piccadilly, Main Galleries

10am – 6pm daily

(until 10pm Fridays)

Australia

21 September – 8 December 2013

The story of Australia is inextricably linked to its landscape and for

Australian artists, this deep connection has provided a rich seam of

inspiration for centuries.

Marking the first major survey of Australian art in the UK for 50

years, this exhibition will span more than two hundred years and seeks

to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation

through its art. Two hundred works including painting, drawing,

photography, watercolours and multimedia will shed light on a period

of rapid and intense change; from the impact of colonisation on an

Indigenous people, to the pioneering nation building of the 19th

century through to the enterprising urbanisation of the last 100 years.

Drawn from some of the most important public collections

in Australia, early as well as contemporary Aboriginal art will sit

alongside the work of the first colonial settlers, immigrant artists of

the 20th century and the work of some of today’s most established

Australian artists.

Sidney Nolan RA, whose work features in the exhibition said

‘A desire to paint the landscape involves a wish to hear more of the

stories that take place in the landscape’ – this exhibition will tell those

stories as never before.

● Exhibition catalogue priced £55, available from the RA Shop,

or online: www.royalacademy.org.uk/shop

● Join the conversation on Twitter using #RAAustralia

Audioguide available

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Sunday Reed, 1977/National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Ellen Waugh 2005 © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith


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Piccadilly

The Sackler Wing of Galleries

10am – 6pm daily (until 10pm Fridays)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence/ New York, Private Collection.Photo: David Allison

The Laundress, 1861-63

Oil on wood

48.9 × 33 cm

Opposite:

The Side Show, c. 1865–1866

Charcoal, pen and ink, grey wash,

watercolour, gouache and

Conté crayon on wove paper

44 × 33.4 cm

2009-2013 Season supported by

Daumier: (1808–1879):

Visions of Paris

26 October 2013 – 26 January 2014

A staunch believer in the Republican cause, a freethinker and chronicler

of everyday life in turbulent 19th century Paris, Honoré Daumier lived

during a pivotal time in France’s history. ‘Visions of Paris’ sets out to

explore his legacy through 130 works, many of which have never been

seen in the UK before, with a concentration on paintings, drawings,

watercolours and sculptures.

Daumier’s work has been admired by artists both of his time, such as

Degas and Delacroix, as well as those who followed; from Pablo Picasso

and Francis Bacon to Paula Rego and Quentin Blake. Daumier made

his living as a caricaturist in newspapers, observing and ridiculing the

conceits of bourgeois society, reserving special criticism for dishonest

politicians and lawyers; even earning himself a spell in jail for his

depiction of King Louis Philippe as ‘Gargantua’.

Broadly chronological, this exhibition is the first to go beyond

Daumier’s lithographs in the UK since 1961. Spanning the decades from

1830 to 1879 it will look at the range of his output, from disturbing images

of fugitives from the cholera epidemics and deeply felt portrayals of the

laundresses and street entertainers living in his neighbourhood, to his

take on the role of spectators and collectors in judging art. In its variety

and breadth, this exhibition will give visitors visions of Paris to live long

in the memory.

● Exhibition catalogue priced £35, available from the RA Shop,

or online: www.royalacademy.org.uk/shop

● Join the conversation on Twitter using #RADaumier

Audioguide available


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Collection of the artist

Burlington Gardens

10am – 6pm daily

(until 10pm Fridays)

Bill Woodrow RA

7 November 2013 – 16 February 2014

Untitled , 1979

Telephone, plaster, varnish

17 × 22 × 28 cm

Opposite:

Beekeeper and Four Hives 1997

Glass, urethane foam, wood, steel,

wax, rope, gold leaf, shellac

300 × 220 × 174 cm

Right:

T.V. Blind, 1979

7 Televisions

89 × 160 × 352 cm

Bill Woodrow RA is one of the group of celebrated British sculptors

born in the late 1940s and early ‘50s, who have helped redefine public

perceptions of sculpture, a group which also includes Anish Kapoor RA,

Antony Gormley RA, Tony Cragg RA and Richard Deacon RA.

This exhibition will span Woodrow’s entire career, from his earliest

sculpture created the year after he left St Martin’s School of Art to his

most recent work, including a new work created for this exhibition.

Arranged chronologically, Bill Woodrow RA will explore some of his

best known and critically celebrated series, and will highlight his

preoccupation with disassembling and bringing new life and identity to

everyday objects as seen in the ‘Cut-out’ and other series.

Woodrow’s humour and inventiveness will be ever-present throughout

the exhibition, revealing him to be, as The Sunday Times described him,

‘so witty, so snappy, so unknowably deep’ and one of the ‘biggest achievers’

of his generation.

Collection of the artist

Supported by

● Join the conversation on Twitter using #RAWoodrow


Exhibitions and displays

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Admission with a valid

RA exhibition ticket or

general admission ticket.

Friends of the RA go free

The Tennant Gallery

Tuesday to Friday, 10am–4pm

Saturday and Sunday, 10am–6pm

(Closed Monday)

Sir Hugh Casson PRA

Making Friends

Until 22 September 2013

John Carter RA

Between Dimensions

2 October 2013

16 February 2014

© Estate of Sir Hugh Casson. Photo: RA / Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd/ © The artist . Photo: Peter Abrahams, Lucid Plane

Sir Hugh Casson PRA

(1910–1999) was the most

popular British architect of his

time. As a man of great wit and

charm, with a light and fluent

touch in design and drawing,

Casson bridged the oftenacrimonious

gap that divided

traditional and contemporary

artists and architects in the

Supported by:

The American Associates of

the Royal Academy Trust

The Norman Foster Foundation

mid-to late-twentieth century.

This exhibition explores Casson’s

multifaceted artistic personality

largely through his favourite

medium of watercolour, used to

illustrate his WWII camouflage

schemes, scenes of the 1951

Festival of Britain, architectural

projects, theatre and opera sets

and topographical views.

Left:

Sir Hugh Casson PRA

Grand Staircase, Burlington House,

c. 1977

Watercolour

Top:

John Carter RA

Matrix, 2012

Oil on cut paper

475 × 475 mm

This retrospective exhibition

will focus on John Carter’s use

of drawing, and other works

on paper, to explore ideas for

making relief sculptures and

constructions. It will show his

development from early Op

and Pop Art influences, to the

rigorously ordered structures of

his current work. Maquettes and

other background material will

be shown alongside the drawings.

What our visitors are

saying about ‘Hugh Casson

PRA: Making Friends’

‘Wonderful exhibition full of

marvellous atmosphere and

colour. I am so glad I saw it.’

‘What a lovely exhibition

what an amazing man.’

Give the gift of

Friends membership

Free entry to all exhibitions

Friends Previews

Bring guests for free *

All day access to the Keeper’s House

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Visit the Friends Desk in the Front Hall

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Image © Royal Academy of Arts. Photo: Mark Blower


Coming Soon

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Open House

at the RA

21 and 22 September 2013

Sensing

Spaces

Architecture

Reimagined

Book now

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25 January – 6 April 2014

Main Galleries

‘For this unique exhibition,

we have invited seven

renowned and emerging

architects from around

the globe to work with

us to create installations

that transform the entire

Main Galleries at the

Royal Academy, exploring

the physical and emotive

power of architecture

from a fresh perspective.

When it opens in January,

visitors will be invited

to engage with the

structures, materials,

spaces and even scents.

It will be an experience

not to be missed!’

Kate Goodwin

Exhibition curator

#Sensing Spaces

Concept image of environment by Li xiaodong, commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts, London © Li xiaodong

Join us on Open House weekend to

explore four centuries of architecture

at the Royal Academy. Highlights

include a programme of talks

and tours, family activities, drawing

in the historic RA Schools Life

Room and events in the exhibition

Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out.

For more details, visit

www.royalacademy.org.uk/openhouse

© Royal Academy of Arts


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© Benedict Johnson

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September

Curator’s Collection

Talk

Sir Hugh Casson PRA :

Making Friends

Tuesday 3 September

Director of Collections, Nick

Savage introduces this exhibition

of the work of past President of

the Royal Academy Sir Hugh

Casson PRA (1910–1999),

which includes watercolours,

photographs and architectural

drawings of projects ranging

from the 1951 Festival of Britain

to interiors for the Royal Yacht

Britannia.

Tennant Gallery

3.30–4pm

Free with an exhibition ticket;

no booking required

* Reductions are

available for students,

jobseekers and

people with disabilities

with recognised proof

of status.

Rogers Evening Event

Architecture and

Politics

Monday 9 September

A panel of distinguished figures

from the worlds of architecture

and politics discuss architecture’s

importance to delivering political

agendas and shaping social

change.

The panel of speakers includes

Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for

Culture, Communications and

Creative Industries), Tessa Jowell

MP (former Secretary of State

for Culture, Media and Sport

and Minister for the Olympics),

Sunand Prasad (senior partner

of Penoyre & Prasad and

former President of the RIBA)

and Sarah Wigglesworth

(award-winning architect and

Professor of Architecture at

Sheffield University). Chaired

by the journalist and broadcaster,

Jeremy Vine.

● In association with Building

Design magazine.

Royal Institution,

Albemarle Street, W1

6.30–8pm

£12/£6 reductions*

Photography

Workshop

London: Hidden Nature

Saturday 21 September

Professional photographer Roy

Matthews leads this workshop in

successfully capturing London’s

hidden natural landscape.

Comprising a practical session

outdoors, followed by a critique

at the RA, this workshop is

designed for all abilities and

camera types (although digital is

preferred for immediate image

review on the day).

Burlington Gardens

11am–5.30pm

£80/£65 reductions*

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1994

RA Careers Talk

Learning about

Architecture: The

Possibilities of

Architecture Clubs in

Schools

Saturday 21 September

Rob Griffin (former Head

of Art at Mossbourne

Academy) and Mark Burton

of Creative Transfer discuss

how Architecture Clubs can

successfully help school-age

students engage with and learn

about architecture and the built

environment.

Gallery X, Burlington Gardens

3–4pm

Free with an exhibition ticket (no

booking required)

Rogers Event

London As It Could

Be Now

Sunday 22 September

As the culmination of a

design workshop organised

in collaboration with The

Architecture Foundation and

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners,

multidisciplinary teams present

new ideas for sites along the

length of the tidal Thames to a

jury of experts including Eric

Parry RA (Principal, Eric Parry

Architects), Graham Stirk

(Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk

Harbour + Partners), Susannah

Wilks (Director, Cross River

Partnership) and Georgina

Young (Senior Curator of

Contemporary History, Museum

of London). Chaired by Patricia

Brown (Director, Central;

Deputy Chair of the Mayor’s

Design Advisory Panel).

Gallery X, Burlington Gardens

3–5pm

Free with an exhibition ticket (no

booking required)

Australia Lunchtime

Lecture

The Making of

Australia

Monday 23 September

Kathleen Soriano, exhibition

curator; Dr. Anna Gray and

Franchesca Cubillo, National

Gallery of Australia.

Reynolds Room

1–2pm

Free (seats must be reserved online

or by telephone; unclaimed seats

will be released at 12.50pm)

Tommy McRae

Victorian Blacks – Melbourne Tribe

Holding Corroboree after Seeing

Ships for the First Time, 1890s

Pen and iron-gall ink

23.8 × 36 cm


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Monica Mason as

The Chosen Maiden in

The Royal Ballet production of

The Rite of Spring’ (1962)

Philip Sutton RA

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William Scott RA

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Art Gallery of South Australia. Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund, 1951

Rogers Evening Event

Designing Cities

Monday 23 September

A panel of key urban thinkers

and figures involved in the

shaping of cities discuss how

architecture can help create cities

that are great places to live, work

and play.

Speakers include Peter Saville

(the renowned designer, known

for his iconic album covers for

Joy Division and New Order and

currently Creative Director of the

City of Manchester), Leo Hollis

(urban historian and author of

the recent book ‘Cities Are Good

for You’) and George Ferguson

(architect, former President of

the RIBA and current Mayor of

Bristol). Chaired by Anne Power

(Professor of social policy and

deputy director of the Centre

for Analysis of Social Exclusion

(CASE) at the London School of

Economics).

Royal Institution, Albemarle

Street, W1

6.30–8pm

£12/£6 reductions*

Australia Evening

Event

Painting for the Stage:

Kenneth MacMillan

and Sidney Nolan’s

‘Rite of Spring’

Friday 27 September

Fifty years on, Kenneth

MacMillan’s choice of Sidney

Nolan for his ‘Rite of Spring’ has

proved to be an extraordinary

and enduring one. Deborah

MacMillan and Clement Crisp

discuss the work, and how a

painter used to working in two

dimensions came to terms with

a third.

Reynolds Room

6.30–7.30pm

£16/£7 reductions* (price incl.

exhibition entry) £12 (event only)

* Reductions are

available for students,

jobseekers and

people with disabilities

with recognised proof

of status.

Australia Lunchtime

Lecture

Land and Landscape:

The Colonial Encounter

Monday 30 September

Ron Radford, Director,

National Gallery of Australia.

Reynolds Room

1–2pm

Free (seats must be reserved online or

by telephone; unclaimed seats will be

released at 12.50pm)

John Glover

A View of the Artist’s House and Garden,

in Mills Plains, Van Diemen’s Land, 1835

Oil on canvas

76.4 × 114.4 cm


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October

Imants Tillers

Shadow of the Hereafter, 2007

Synthetic polymer paint and

gouache on 72 canvas boards

228.5 × 284.5 cm (overall)

Shaun Gladwell

Approach to Mundi Mundi, 2007

From the series MADDEST

MAXIMVS, Single-channel HD/

DVD, 16:9 ratio, colour, silent,

8 minutes, 37 seconds in total

© Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Photo © David Noble. Image courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Evening Event

Richard Rogers RA

and Renzo Piano with

Alan Rusbridger

Friday 4 October

In this unique evening, Richard

Rogers and Renzo Piano

reminisce with Guardian

editor Alan Rusbridger on

their famous collaboration, the

Centre Georges Pompidou, and

reflect on the possibilities of

architecture then and now.

This event has proved extremely

popular and has sold out. For

those who missed out on tickets,

the RA will be providing a live

video stream via its website.

To find out more details

when they become available,

please sign up to the RA’s

architecture e-newsletter

by emailing architecture@

royalacademy.org.uk

Royal Institution,

Albemarle Street, W1

6.30–8pm

£18/£9 reductions*

Australia Lunchtime

Lecture

The Antipodean Dream

Monday 7 October

Imants Tillers, exhibition artist.

Reynolds Room

1–2pm

Free (seats must be reserved online or

by telephone; unclaimed seats will be

released at 12.50pm)

Curator’s Collection

Talk

Founding Fathers of

the Royal Academy

Tuesday 8 October

Curator Helen Valentine

discusses paintings by Founder

Members of the Royal Academy

hanging in the General

Assembly Room. These include

work by Sir Joshua Reynolds,

Thomas Gainsborough and

Benjamin West.

The John Madejski Fine Rooms

3.30–4pm

Free with an exhibition ticket;

no booking required

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors, Gosia Kudra-Schild

and Taliangis family, 2007© Courtesy the artist and Greenaway Art Gallery

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. John Kaldor. Family Collection © Shaun Gladwell. Photo Josh Raymond/

Cinematographer Gotaro Uematsu/Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery Australia

Rogers Evening Event

What Next For

Architecture?

Friday 11 October

An evening of talks taking place

in ‘Richard Rogers RA: Inside

Out’ presenting a variety of views

and opinions on the possibilities

for architecture over the next

80 years. Speakers include

Tom Dyckhoff (writer and

broadcaster), Owen Hatherley

(writer and critic) and Liza Fior

(partner at muf architecture/art).

Gallery X, Burlington Gardens

7–8.30pm

Free with an exhibition ticket

(no booking required)

Sketch Evening Event

Café Intellectual:

Reading Robert

Hughes

Sunday 13 October

A Sunday evening salon with

selected readings, screenings

and bevvies in honour of the

controversial figure hailed as

‘the greatest art critic of our time’,

Robert Hughes. Co-presented

by The Field (Katrina Schwarz

and Elizabeth Stanton) in

collaboration with sketch and

the RA.

sketch, 9 Conduit Street,

W1S 2XG

6.30–7.30pm; bar open until midnight

£5 entry collected at the door

Australia Afternoon

Event

Shaun Gladwell:

Artist Talk

Saturday 26 October

Internationally acclaimed

Australian contemporary

artist Shaun Gladwell, whose

‘Approach to Mundi Mundi’

opens the ‘Australia’ exhibition,

discusses his video ‘performance

landscapes,’ which often explore

the dynamic between people, the

rural or urban spaces they occupy,

and extreme sports.

Reynolds Room

3–4pm

£7

Piano + Rogers

Pompidou Centre, Paris, 1971–77

Colour-coded external services

* Reductions are available for

students, jobseekers and

people with disabilities with

recognised proof of status.


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Architectural Association, London

November

Berkeley Library, Trinity College

Dublin, 1967, by Ahrends Burton

Koralek

RA Book Club

Evie Wyld:

‘After the Fire,

a Still Small Voice’

Monday 28 October

Celebrated author Evie Wyld

leads a discussion of her awardwinning

first novel. Set in the

unforgiving landscape of eastern

Australia, her book tackles the

inescapability of the past, the

ineffable ties of family, and the

wars fought by fathers and sons.

● In partnership with

Allen & Unwin.

Meet in The Saloon

11 am–12.30pm

£10 (incl. tea/coffee)

Architecture Lecture

Ron Arad RA

Monday 28 October

Recently elected as a Royal

Academician, Ron Arad’s

practice crosses art, design

and architecture, consistently

challenging conventions of

form and materials. Arad first

gained international recognition

with a number of now seminal

chair designs, fusing hightech

materials with found

objects with a sculptural force

that also characterises his

architectural works such as the

Design Museum in Holon and

Médiacité in Liège.

Geological Society,

Piccadilly, W1

6.30–7.45pm

£12/£6 reductions*

Australia Focus Day

Australian Identity

Friday 1 November

This half-day event considers the

representation and reinvention

of Australian identity through

Australian film, art, cultural

legend, television, design, and

cuisine. Speaker and programme

details are available on the RA

website.

Reynolds Room

1–5.30pm

£35/£20 reductions*

(price incl. exhibition entry)

Supported by the Victorian

Government of Australia

Australia Lunchtime

Lecture

A Tale of Two

Countries:

Australian Art

in the UK

Monday 4 November

Dr Sarah Scott, Australian

National University.

Reynolds Room

1–2pm

Free (seats must be reserved online or

by telephone; unclaimed seats will be

released at 12.50pm)

Reflections:

Senior Academicians

in Conversations

Paul Koralek RA

Monday 4 November

Paul Koralek founded ABK with

fellow Architectural Association

graduates, Peter Ahrends and

Richard Burton, in 1961 after

winning a competition to design

the Berkeley Library at Trinity

College, Dublin. The practice

went on to become one of latetwentieth-century

Britain’s great

architectural forces, renowned

for their inventive, empirical

approach to modernism. Koralek

discusses ABK’s ethos and

reflects upon its achievements.

Reynolds Room

6.30–8pm

£12/£6 reductions*

Curator’s Collection

Talk

Michelangelo’s

Taddei Tondo

Tuesday 5 November

Curator Helen Valentine gives a

short introduction to the Taddei

Tondo. This is the only marble by

Michelangelo in Great Britain

and was executed about 1504 to

1505 during his first Florentine

period. The sculpture depicts the

Virgin and Child with the Infant

St John.

The Sackler Landing

3.30–4pm

Free with an exhibition ticket;

no booking required

© Royal Academy of Arts

Dats Et, sculpture by Ron Arad Studio

Image courtesy of Ron Arad Associates

Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Virgin and Child with

the Infant St John, c. 1504–04

Marble relief


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Editions Gallimard / Photo by Catherine Helie

Australia Evening

Event

Christian Thompson:

Artist Talk

Thursday 7 November

Australia-born artist Christian

Thompson discusses the notion

of landscape in his work featured

in ‘Australia’, his childhood

in the Australian outback,

and the inspiration for his

multidisciplinary practice whilst

based in the UK. The talk takes

place in situ at his debut London

show at ‘The Hospital Club’ in

Covent Garden.

The Hospital Club,

24 Endell Street, WC2H 9HQ

6.30–7.30pm

£16/£7 reductions* (price incl.

exhibition entry) £12 (event only)

Daumier Evening Event

Honoré Daumier and

Quentin Blake: Artists

of Modern Life

Friday 8 November

World famous illustrator (and

occasional fellow-lithographer)

Quentin Blake considers the

significance and achievement of

Daumier’s work in journalism, in

conversation with arts educator

Ghislaine Kenyon.

Reynolds Room

6.30–7.30pm

£16/£7 reductions* (price incl.

exhibition entry) £12 (event only)

RA Schools Event

Nicolas Bourriaud

Friday 8 November

Leading thinker Nicolas

Bourriaud published the

influential ‘Relational Aesthetics’

in 1998, commissioned the

groundbreaking Tate Triennial

‘Altermodern’ in 2009 and was

appointed Director of the École

des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 2011.

This talk is supported by the

David Lean Foundation and

open to all.

Royal Institution,

Albemarle Street, W1

5.30–7.30pm

£10/£5 reductions*

Daumier Lunchtime

Lecture

Daumier:

The Curators’ View

Monday 11 November

Ann Dumas and Catherine

Lampert, exhibition curators.

Reynolds Room

1–2pm

Free (seats must be reserved online or

by telephone; unclaimed seats will be

released at 12.50pm)

Australia Evening

Event

Tim Winton: The

Island Seen and Felt;

Some Thoughts about

Landscape

Friday 15 November

Author Tim Winton explores

his belief that ‘Australia the

place is constantly overshadowed

by Australia the national idea.

Undoubtedly the nation and

its projects have shaped my

education and my prospects, but

the degree to which geography,

distance and weather have

moulded my sensory palate, my

imagination and expectations

is substantial. Landscape has

exerted a kind of force upon me

that is every bit as geological as

family.’

Reynolds Room

6.30–7.30pm

£16/£7 reductions* (price incl.

exhibition entry) £12 (event only)

Architecture Lecture

Corbett Lyon

Saturday 16 November

In 2000, the architect Corbett

Lyon and his wife Yueji

embarked on a project to

combine a family home with

a museum for their collection

of contemporary Australian

art. The result, the Lyon

Housemuseum in Melbourne,

brings domestic and museum

typologies into an elegant and

intriguing dialogue, creating a

succession of carefully composed

spaces that accommodate both

a family and art collection

from which a number of works

are exhibited in the ‘Australia’

exhibition.

Reynolds Room

3–4pm

Free (no booking required)

Photo © John Gollings

Lyon Housemuseum, Melbourne,

Australia, 2009

By Lyons Architecture


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Trevor Jamieson and

Derik Lynch on stage in

Big hART’s Namatjira

December

The British Museum, London. Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum

Daumier Lunchtime

Lecture

Daumier in his Century

Monday 18 November

Professor Robert Gildea,

University of Oxford.

Reynolds Room

1–2pm

Free (seats must be reserved online or

by telephone; unclaimed seats will be

released at 12.50pm)

Daumier Evening Event

The Satirical Image:

From Daumier to

Private Eye

Friday 22 November

What is the role of political

satire in contemporary Britain?

Tony Rushton (former Art

Director, Private Eye) and

exhibition curator Ann Dumas

explore satirical imagery from

19th-century France to 21stcentury

Britain.

Reynolds Room

6.30–7.30pm

£16/£7 reductions* (price incl.

exhibition entry) £12 (event only)

Found at the RA

An Evening Curated

by Students from

University of the

Arts London

Friday 22 November

Students from University of

the Arts London take over

the galleries, using themes and

ideas from the ‘Bill Woodrow’

exhibition to create interventions,

sculptures and interactive

displays throughout the evening.

You are invited to participate in

this student-led project as you

reconsider and re-utilise the

found, material daily objects.

Check the RA website for

more details.

Burlington Gardens

No booking required; admission

to event is free; admission to the

exhibition ’Bill Woodrow RA’

requires a ticket

Honoré Daumier

Rue Transnonian, Man in

nightshirt lying dead on floor beside

bed between two other corpses, 1834

Lithograph, unfolded impression

on chine

28.5 × 44 cm

Australia Lunchtime

Lecture

Albert Namatjira:

Magic Windows into

the Central Australian

Desert

Monday 25 November

Scott Rankin (writer/director),

Trevor Jamieson (actor), and Big

hART (Australia’s leading arts

and social change company).

Reynolds Room

1–2pm

Free (seats must be reserved online or

by telephone; unclaimed seats will be

released at 12.50pm)

Don’t miss Namatjira

at Southbank Centre

Wednesday 27 –

Friday 29 November, 7.45pm

Southbank Centre presents

Big hART’s Namatjira: a theatre

production exploring the life and

work of one of Australia’s most

celebrated painters, Aboriginal

artist, Albert Namatjira.

Tickets: 0844 847 9910

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Daumier Life Drawing

Workshop

Life Drawing: Light

and Shadow

Saturday 30 November

Francis Bowyer, Life Drawing

Tutor at the RA, leads a drawing

workshop that focuses on

contrasts of light to create a

sense of drama using the figure.

The class is designed for those

with previous experience of life

drawing.

RA Schools

10.30–5.30pm

£85/£60 reductions*

(price incl. exhibition entry;

own materials required;

pre-booking essential)

Curator’s Collection

Talk

‘Graphic America’:

1869–72

Tuesday 3 December

Amanda-Jane Doran, former

Curator of the Punch Archive,

explains why Arthur Boyd

Houghton’s vivid drawings of

New York street life and Buffalo

Bill Cody created a sensation on

both sides of the Atlantic when

they first appeared in the newlylaunched

weekly magazine

The Graphic.

Library Print Room,

The Sackler Wing of Galleries

3.30–4pm

Free with an exhibition ticket;

no booking required

In the Rag Trade

(Illustration for Graphic America)

Wood engraving by William Luson

Thomas after A. Boyd Houghton,

published in The Graphic, 9th April

1870

© Royal Academy of Arts


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Kids under 12 go free to all exhibitions at the RA

Royal Academy Tours

Free guided tours of the John

Madejski Fine Rooms and the

permanent collection.

Meet in the Entrance Hall

1pm Tuesdays to Fridays

3pm Wednesdays to Fridays

11.30am Saturdays

There will be no tours from

2 – 6 December 2013

Exhibition Tours

45-minute introductions

in the galleries, free with an

exhibition ticket:

Mexico: A Revolution

in Art (1910–1940)

2.30pm Tuesdays, 7pm Fridays

(until 20 September)

Richard Rogers RA :

Inside Out

2.30pm Thursdays

(Until 3 October)

Daumier (1808–1879):

Visions of Paris

2.30pm Tuesdays, 7pm Fridays

(29 October – 17 January)

© Royal Academy of Arts

Colour in the Desert

Sunday 24 November

Two aboriginal artists from

the Central Australian Desert

and descendants of the famous

Australian watercolourist Albert

Namatjira guide this very special

watercolour landscape painting

workshop.

Friends’

Welcome Tours

Welcome tours of the John

Madejski Fine Rooms for

new Friends.

2pm first Sunday of the month

Spotlight Tours

These 10-minute talks on

individual works from current

exhibitions are free with an

exhibition ticket.

3pm on Thursdays

Max Dupain

Sunbaker, 1937, printed 1975

Gelatin silver photograph

38.6 × 43.4 cm

Australia

2.30pm Wednesdays, 7pm

Fridays (25 September –

29 November)

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1976

Family Studio Series

These free drop-in family

workshops are suitable for

all ages. Pop in anytime and

get creative!

Learning Studio

Drop-in workshop from 11am–2pm;

free; no booking required.

In order to ensure you

have the best experience

at our workshops, the

RA will occasionally

regulate the number

of participants.

These workshops are

supported by Jeanne and

William Callanan.

Wonder Wall

Sunday 15 September

Decorate the walls of the RA

in this workshop exploring

collage, Mexican murals and

photography.

Sheepish Shenanigans

Sunday 20 October

As part ofThe Big Draw’, take

sheep as your inspiration in this

free drop-in family workshop,

where we will be sketching from

life and creating wool landscapes.

Workshop runs until 3pm.

Australia Family

Workshops

Tuesday 29 and

Thursday 31 October

Explore the art of landscape, as

seen in the ‘Australia’ exhibition,

in a workshop comprising an

interactive slide talk, a visit to the

exhibition and a hands-on session.

Learning Studio

10.15am–1pm; £10 adults/£5 Friends/

£3 children 6+ yrs, pre-booking

essential on 020 7300 5995 or online

Art Detectives

Art Detectives are fun exhibition

trails for younger visitors to enjoy.

Available free from the RA or to

download from our website, each

guide includes creative activities

and encourages families to explore

exhibitions together.


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Access at the RA by visiting

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Access Tours

We offer one-to-one audiodescribed

tours for blind and

visually impaired visitors and can

arrange assistance for wheelchair

users during their visit. Our

Access Volunteers support

these visits and we will try to

accommodate your schedule.

Supported by

InMotion at the RA

Early Morning

Private Views for

Wheelchair Users

Explore the exhibition with an

introductory tour followed by

coffee and conversation.

9–11am; £3; volunteers support

this event

Australia

Monday 4 November

Daumier: Visions of Paris

Monday 13 January

Bill Woodrow RA

Monday 3 February

InTouch at the RA

Audio Description,

Handling and

Creating Events

Artist and gallery educators

describe the exhibition in front

of selected artworks, followed by

a multi-sensory handling session.

9–11am; £3;

refreshments provided

Australia

Monday 28 October

Daumier: Visions of Paris

Monday 9 December

Bill Woodrow RA

Monday 25 November

© Royal Academy of Arts, 2013

InteRAct at the RA

BSL Interactive Talks

Artists and art historians present

this interactive slide presentation

in British Sign Language.

Learning Studio or Fine Rooms;

6–7pm; drinks served from

5.30pm; £3 (incl. exhibition

entry); Deaf Host Philip Nix

supports these events

Australia

Friday 18 October

This talk will be accompanied by

speech to text Captioning and

BSL Interpretation

Daumier: Visions of Paris

Friday 13 December

Bill Woodrow RA

Friday 15 November

Friends of the RA and

carers go free to

Access events

Lipspeaking

Interactive Talks

Artists present this interactive

slide presentation with

lipspeaking support.

Learning Studio or Fine Rooms;

6–7pm; drinks served from

5.30pm; £3 (incl. exhibition

entry); Deaf Host Philip Nix

supports these events

Australia

Friday 18 October

This talk will be accompanied by

speech to text Captioning and

BSL Interpretation

Daumier: Visions of Paris

Friday 10 January

Bill Woodrow RA

Friday 29 November

InMind at the RA

Works from the

RA Collection

Mondays: 16 September,

21 October, 18 November,

16 December

Artist and gallery educators

facilitate these sessions for

individuals living with dementia

and their carers, friends and

family members. Join us for

coffee and conversation to

discuss artworks from our

permanent collection and handle

objects from our tailor-made

store of multi-sensory items.

Fine Rooms

11am–12.30pm; £3; volunteers

support these events

InPractice at the RA

Friday 22 November

A space for artists to share and

celebrate their art practice. If you

are an artist that would like to

share your work or just someone

who’d like to support then

come along! Contact the Access

Officer for more details.

Learning Studio; 6-8pm; free


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Closes 29 September

Closes 13 October

Mexico:

A Revolution in Art

(1910–1940)

Lizzie Horton@

Lizzie_R_H

Vibrant artwork &

interesting photographs

@royalacademy’s ‘Mexico

A Revolution in Art’

exhibition. I’d love to visit

the murals in Mexico!

Ministryof

Curiosity@

CuriosityTweet

Can definitely

recommend the

Mexico exhibition

@royalacademychallenging

documentary

photography, beautiful

and evocative paintings.

Kat Lister@

Madame_

George Small but

perfectly formed.

#Mexico @royalacademy

is making me yearn to

return to Mexico!

Miguel Covarrubias

The Bone (Rural Schoolteacher)

(El Hueso (El maestro rural), c. 1940

Oil on canvas

76.8 × 61.5 cm

From the galleries…

‘I thought it was

amazing, and

great that it had

a lot of women

artists and a really

broad range. I was

intrigued and will

come back!’

Richard Rogers RA

Inside Out

Jean-Yves Gilg@

‏jeanyvesgilg

Inspiring #RARogers

exhibition showing

Richard Rogers not

just as architect but as

visionary planner too.

James

Mackenzie@

jammymack

Richard Rogers Inside

Out @royalacademy

completely brilliant -

thoughtfully put together

and completely beyond

what I was expecting.

# RAMexico #RARogers

Museo Nacional de Arte/Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura. Photo © D.R. Museo Nacional de Arte/Instituto Nacional de Bellas ARtes y Literatura, 2013/© María Elena Rico Covarrubias

Katherine Duddy

@dudbert

Really enjoyed the

Rogers exhibition

@royalacademy.

Wonderfully personal

and engaging.

And pink. Very pink.

Follow us …

More information at

www.royalacademy.org.uk

From the galleries…

‘I’m really glad I

came. The range

of work he’s

done, over such

a long period, is

so important for

London, Britain

and the world.’

© Royal Academy of Arts, Photo by Benedict Johnson


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September

Tuesday 3 Sir Hugh Casson PRA: Making Friends Curator’s talk free*

Monday 9 Architecture and Politics evening event £12/£6

mexico Audio Description access event £3

Sunday 15 Family Studio: Wonder Wall family event free

Monday 16 InMind at the RA access event £3

Saturday 21 Australia exhibition opens

open House weekend (Saturday 21/Sunday 22)

london: Hidden Nature Photography workshop £80/£65

learning about Architecture Careers talk free*

Sunday 22 London As It Could Be Now afternoon event Free*

Monday 23 The Making of Australia lunchtime lecture Free

designing Cities evening event £12/£6

Friday 27 Painting for the stage: Kenneth MacMillan and Evening event £16/£12/£7

sidney Nolan’s ‘Rite of Spring’

Monday 30 Land and Landscape: The Colonial Encounter Lunchtime lecture Free

The Keeper’s House opens

October

Friday 4 Richard Rogers RA and Renzo Piano with Evening event £18/£9

alan Rusbridger

Monday 7 The Antipodean Dream: Imants Tillers lunchtime lecture Free

Tuesday 8 Founding Fathers of the Royal Academy Curator’s talk free*

Friday 11 What Next For Architecture? evening event free*

Sunday 13 Café Intellectual: Reading Robert Hughes Sketch event £5

Friday 18 Australia BSL and Lipspeaking Talk access event £3

Sunday 20 Family Studio: Sheepish Shenanigans family event free

Monday 21 InMind at the RA access event £3

Saturday 26 Daumier: (1808–1879): Visions of Paris exhibition opens

shaun Gladwell: Artist Talk afternoon event £7

Monday 28 Australia Audio Description access event £3

evie Wyld: ‘After the Fire, a Still Small Voice’ RA book club £10

Ron Arad RA evening event £12/£6

Tuesday 29 Australia Family Workshop family event £10/£5/£3

Thursday 31 Australia Family Workshop family event £10/£5/£3

November

Friday 1 Australian Identity focus day £35/£20

Monday 4 Australia Wheelchair Users Private View access event £3

a Tale of Two Countries: Australian Art in the UK Lunchtime lecture Free

Paul Koralek RA evening event £12/£6

Tuesday 5 Michelangelo’s Taddei Tondo Curator’s talk free*

Thursday 7 Bill Woodrow RA exhibition opens

Christian Thompson: Artist Talk evening event £16/£12/£7

Friday 8 Honoré Daumier and Quentin Blake: evening event £16/£12/£7

artists of Modern Life

Nicolas Bourriaud RA Schools event £10/£5

Monday 11 Daumier: The Curators’ View lunchtime lecture Free

Friday 15 Bill Woodrow RA BSL Talk access event £3

tim Winton: The Island Seen and Felt; evening event £16/£12/£7

some Thoughts about Landscape

Saturday 16 Corbett Lyon afternoon event Free

Monday 18 InMind at the RA access event £3

daumier in his Century lunchtime lecture Free

Friday 22 InPractice at the RA access event free

The Satirical Image: From Daumier to Private Eye Evening event £16/£12/£7

found at the RA evening event free

Sunday 24 Family Studio: Colour in the Desert family event free

Monday 25 Bill Woodrow RA Audio Description access event £3

albert Namatjira: Magic Windows into the Lunchtime lecture Free

Central Australian Desert

Friday 29 Bill Woodrow RA Lipspeaking Talk access event £3

Saturday 30 Life Drawing: Light and Shadow life drawing workshop £85/£60

December

Tuesday 3 Graphic America: 1869–72 Curator’s talk free*

Monday 9 Daumier Audio Description access event £3

Friday 13 Daumier BSL Talk access event £3

Monday 16 InMind at the RA access event £3

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