RA Schools Show 2012

RA Schools Show 2012

20 June—1 July 2012

Schools Studios


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The Royal Academy Schools hosts the annual exhibition of final year postgraduate students’ work, profiling the work of 16 artists that has been developed over the three-year period of intensive study.

The exhibition sees the transformation of the students’ studios into a stunning contemporary gallery space and provides visitors with a rare opportunity to view exceptional pieces from an ambitious generation of international artists that rigorously questions what it means to be producing visual art in 2012.

The repertoire of work this year ranges from painting to photography and embraces sculpture, digital print and film.

John Robertson, 'Untitled', 2012.
John Robertson, ‘Untitled’, 2012. 150 x 192 cm. Oil on anodized aluminum, digital print on canvas.


The Royal Academy Schools is a leading centre for the postgraduate study of fine art, run by artists for artists, and offering the only three-year, full time postgraduate course in fine art in the UK. Established in 1768 as an integral element of the Royal Academy, the Schools’ distinguished heritage provides a unique environment and a rich setting in which the students can develop their individual practices, each tightly knit year group adding a new chapter to the Schools’ history and the possibilities of contemporary art making. Attracting applicants from across the world, the exhibiting students reflect the international reputation of the Schools. With a total of 60 places available, the Schools offer a wide range of opportunities including tutorials and lectures given by leading figures in the art world, including Royal Academicians.

Opening hours and admission
10am – 6pm daily (last admission 5.30pm)
Admission free


ECCO electric minimalism

Those nice people at NAU Design have done it again with their Future Project and come up with a remake of our much beloved ‘door-mobile’ or VW Camper van which were so popular in the 1960’s. Its electric and it looks like an interesting drive. Like our last feature it only has three wheels. But the front wheels are huge looking a bit like tank tracks. With computer aided stability and auto -pilot sat-nav systems already being used by so many of us on the roads, surely something as novel as this could be on the cards in the very near future. The range of electric vehicles can only get better making them more of a realistic proposition for manufacturers to focus on.

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