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Royal Academy Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy Summer ExhibitionAnyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces are sifted through from relative unknowns to famous artists and members of the RA. The fun part for visitors is choosing a favourite and, with the majority of works on sale at varying price ranges, you can even buy one if yo1st August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

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8th June to 16th August 2015
 

Anyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces are sifted through from relative unknowns to famous artists and members of the RA. The fun part for visitors is choosing a favourite and, with the majority of works on sale at varying price ranges, you can even buy one if yo... More about this event

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A-Level Summer Exhibition Online 2015A-Level Summer Exhibition Online 2015A cyber-display of outstanding artworks by pupils aged 16-18, selected by curators Lisa Milroy RA, the RA's Head of Exhibitions Andrea Tarsia and RA Schools student Maria Hawkins.1st August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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A-Level Summer Exhibition Online 2015

Free Event Ongoing
8th June to 16th August 2015 |  Free
 

A cyber-display of outstanding artworks by pupils aged 16-18, selected by curators Lisa Milroy RA, the RA's Head of Exhibitions Andrea Tarsia and RA Schools student Maria Hawkins.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
 
Summer ExhibitionSummer ExhibitionPaintings and sculpture by artists including Michael Craig Martin, Jim Lambie and Matthew Darbyshire.1st August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Summer Exhibition

Ongoing
8th June to 16th August 2015
 

Paintings and sculpture by artists including Michael Craig Martin, Jim Lambie and Matthew Darbyshire.

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Joseph Cornell: WanderlustJoseph Cornell: WanderlustJoseph Cornell: WanderlustNearly 35 years since Joseph Cornell's last solo show in the UK, the Royal Academy of Arts presents his glass-fronted shadow boxes, now seen as some of the most seminal art of the 20th century, according to Jonathan Safran writing in The Guardian. Revealing the American artist's fascination with astronomy, cinema, literature, ornithology and Europe1st August 2015Sunday 27th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust

Ongoing
4th July to 27th September 2015
 

Nearly 35 years since Joseph Cornell's last solo show in the UK, the Royal Academy of Arts presents his glass-fronted shadow boxes, now seen as some of the most seminal art of the 20th century, according to Jonathan Safran writing in The Guardian. Revealing the American artist's fascination with astronomy, cinema, literature, ornithology and Europe... More about this event

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Eileen Cooper RA: Hide And SeekEileen Cooper RA: Hide And SeekAn exhibition of drawings from Cooper's 40-year career, featuring her iconic female figures.1st August 2015Sunday 23rd August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Eileen Cooper RA: Hide And Seek

Ongoing
29th May to 23rd August 2015
 

An exhibition of drawings from Cooper's 40-year career, featuring her iconic female figures.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
 
Stories From The Past: Visions Of The FutureStories From The Past: Visions Of The FutureAn exploration of the RA's buildings and how they have changed over time, from distant beginnings as palace on the edge of London to plans for a major new project designed by architect David Chipperfield RA.1st August 2015Sunday 20th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Stories From The Past: Visions Of The Future

Free Event Ongoing
23rd May to 20th September 2015 |  Free
 

An exploration of the RA's buildings and how they have changed over time, from distant beginnings as palace on the edge of London to plans for a major new project designed by architect David Chipperfield RA.

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Timothy HymanTimothy HymanFigurative and landscape paintings, including panoramas of the London skyline.1st August 2015Thursday 22nd October 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Timothy Hyman

Free Event Ongoing
23rd May to 22nd October 2015 |  Free
 

Figurative and landscape paintings, including panoramas of the London skyline.

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Audio Described Tour And Handling Session For Visually Impaired VisitorsAudio Described Tour And Handling Session For Visually Impaired VisitorsA tour of the Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust exhibition.3rd August 2015Monday 3rd August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Audio Described Tour And Handling Session For Visually Impaired Visitors

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Monday 3rd August 2015 - 9am-11am
 

A tour of the Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust exhibition.

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Summer Exhibition Family WorkshopSummer Exhibition Family WorkshopAn interactive tour and artistic session.5th August 2015Friday 7th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Summer Exhibition Family Workshop

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31st July, 5th August and 7th August 2015 - 10.30am-12.30pm
 

An interactive tour and artistic session.

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Access And Community Programmes Artistic Presentation: TalkAccess And Community Programmes Artistic Presentation: TalkAn informative talk and discussion.7th August 2015Friday 7th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Access And Community Programmes Artistic Presentation: Talk

Free Event On Soon
Friday 7th August 2015 - 6pm-8pm |  Free
 

An informative talk and discussion.

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Art Making Workshop For Families With Children With Special Educational NeedsArt Making Workshop For Families With Children With Special Educational NeedsArt and craft activities.9th August 2015Sunday 9th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Art Making Workshop For Families With Children With Special Educational Needs

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Sunday 9th August 2015 - 11am-1pm  |  Free, adv booking required
 

Art and craft activities.

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Tweens & Teens Family WorkshopTweens & Teens Family WorkshopAn interactive exhibition tour and an artmaking session.12th August 2015Wednesday 12th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Tweens & Teens Family Workshop

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Wednesday 12th August 2015 - 11am-1pm
 

An interactive exhibition tour and an artmaking session.

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Spellbinding Treasure: WorkshopSpellbinding Treasure: WorkshopAn art and craft activity.16th August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Spellbinding Treasure: Workshop

Free Event On Soon
Sunday 16th August 2015 - 11am-3pm |  Free
 

An art and craft activity.

Coffee And Conversation Sessions For People Living With DementiaCoffee And Conversation Sessions For People Living With DementiaArtist and gallery educators present an opportunity to discuss artworks from our permanent collection and enjoy socialising and refreshments.17th August 2015Monday 17th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Coffee And Conversation Sessions For People Living With Dementia

On Soon
Monday 17th August 2015 - 11am-12.30pm
 

Artist and gallery educators present an opportunity to discuss artworks from our permanent collection and enjoy socialising and refreshments.

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Creative WorkshopCreative WorkshopCreate artwork inspired by Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust exhibition.25th August 2015Tuesday 25th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Creative Workshop

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Tuesday 25th August 2015 - 2.30pm-5.30pm  |  Free, adv booking required
 

Create artwork inspired by Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust exhibition.

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Collecting The World: Secret Tour Of The Learned Societies Of Burlington HouseCollecting The World: Secret Tour Of The Learned Societies Of Burlington HouseA behind the scenes tour of the building.27th August 2015Friday 28th August 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Collecting The World: Secret Tour Of The Learned Societies Of Burlington House

On Soon
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August 2015  |  Free, adv booking required
 

A behind the scenes tour of the building.

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Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo CartoonDaniel Maclise: The Waterloo CartoonAn opportunity to view the large wall-mounted cartoon, after spending decades in storage.2nd September 2015Sunday 3rd January 2016 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon

 
2nd September 2015 to 3rd January 2016
 

An opportunity to view the large wall-mounted cartoon, after spending decades in storage.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Painting
 
STAGETEXT Supported Talk With BSL Translation: Joseph CornellSTAGETEXT Supported Talk With BSL Translation: Joseph CornellA talk about the Cornell exhibition.4th September 2015Friday 4th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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STAGETEXT Supported Talk With BSL Translation: Joseph Cornell

 
Friday 4th September 2015 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
 

A talk about the Cornell exhibition.

r event r Exhibitions r Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
 
Enchanted CosmosEnchanted CosmosPuppetry performances by Theatre Of Dolls who retell the beginning of the universe, dance the night away courtesy of Vintage Mobile Disco. Other delights include collage-making, led by artist Kate Crossley and a cosmic salon hosted by The Royal Astronomical Society plus ballet dancing, sci-fi film screenings, cosmic installations and much more, all5th September 2015Saturday 5th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Enchanted Cosmos

 
Saturday 5th September 2015 - 6.30pm-10pm
 

Puppetry performances by Theatre Of Dolls who retell the beginning of the universe, dance the night away courtesy of Vintage Mobile Disco. Other delights include collage-making, led by artist Kate Crossley and a cosmic salon hosted by The Royal Astronomical Society plus ballet dancing, sci-fi film screenings, cosmic installations and much more, all

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Gabriel Josipovici: Hotel Andromeda: TalkGabriel Josipovici: Hotel Andromeda: TalkThe novelist discusses his book.11th September 2015Friday 11th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Gabriel Josipovici: Hotel Andromeda: Talk

 
Friday 11th September 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
 

The novelist discusses his book.

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Drawing Into Painting: WorkshopDrawing Into Painting: WorkshopExplore observational drawings and semi-abstraction in paint.12th September 2015Sunday 13th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Drawing Into Painting: Workshop

 
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm
 

Explore observational drawings and semi-abstraction in paint.

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Watercolour En Plein Air: Beginners: WorkshopWatercolour En Plein Air: Beginners: WorkshopLearn methods of capturing natural light and how to mix colours tonally.14th September 2015Monday 14th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Watercolour En Plein Air: Beginners: Workshop

 
Monday 14th September 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm
 

Learn methods of capturing natural light and how to mix colours tonally.

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Annette Wickham: An Introduction To Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon: TalkAnnette Wickham: An Introduction To Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon: TalkAn informative talk.14th September 2015Monday 14th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Annette Wickham: An Introduction To Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon: Talk

Free Event 
Monday 14th September 2015 - 1pm-2pm |  Free
 

An informative talk.

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Watercolour En Plein Air: Beginners To Intermediate: WorkshopWatercolour En Plein Air: Beginners To Intermediate: WorkshopLearn methods of capturing natural light and how to mix colours tonally.15th September 2015Tuesday 15th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Watercolour En Plein Air: Beginners To Intermediate: Workshop

 
Tuesday 15th September 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm
 

Learn methods of capturing natural light and how to mix colours tonally.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions
 
Watercolour En Plein Air: Intermediate: WorkshopWatercolour En Plein Air: Intermediate: WorkshopLearn methods of capturing natural light, how to mix colours tonally.16th September 2015Wednesday 16th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
Category: event

Watercolour En Plein Air: Intermediate: Workshop

 
Wednesday 16th September 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm
 

Learn methods of capturing natural light, how to mix colours tonally.

r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions
 
Ai WeiweiAi WeiweiAi WeiweiChinese artist Ai Weiwei is as well known for his political activism as he is for his art - which has seen him filling Tate Modern's Turbine Hall with thousands of handmade porcelain sunflower seeds in 2010, and taking on the role as artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. He was also one third of the creative t19th September 2015Sunday 13th December 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Ai Weiwei

 
19th September to 13th December 2015
 

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is as well known for his political activism as he is for his art - which has seen him filling Tate Modern's Turbine Hall with thousands of handmade porcelain sunflower seeds in 2010, and taking on the role as artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics. He was also one third of the creative t... More about this event

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Soho Street Photography: WorkshopSoho Street Photography: WorkshopLearn techniques on how best to approach your subject.26th September 2015Sunday 27th September 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Soho Street Photography: Workshop

 
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015 - 10.30am-5.30pm
 

Learn techniques on how best to approach your subject.

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Painting Set Free: WorkshopPainting Set Free: WorkshopPainting images on a large scale.10th October 2015Saturday 10th October 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Painting Set Free: Workshop

 
Saturday 10th October 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm
 

Painting images on a large scale.

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Life Drawing: CourseLife Drawing: CourseImprove your drawing skills.17th October 2015Sunday 18th October 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Life Drawing: Course

 
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm
 

Improve your drawing skills.

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Digital (Dis)Connections: TalkDigital (Dis)Connections: TalkThe good and bad possibilities of digital technologies.24th October 2015Saturday 24th October 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Digital (Dis)Connections: Talk

 
Saturday 24th October 2015 - 6.30pm-10pm
 

The good and bad possibilities of digital technologies.

r event r Exhibitions r Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
 
Chiaroscuro Linocut Printing With Anne Desmet RAChiaroscuro Linocut Printing With Anne Desmet RATwo-day course suitable for beginners or those with some experience.24th October 2015Sunday 25th October 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Chiaroscuro Linocut Printing With Anne Desmet RA

 
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm
 

Two-day course suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

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Art On Film: DiscussionArt On Film: DiscussionWeekly discussion of films representing the visual arts and lives of artists.31st October 2015Saturday 31st October 2015 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts,   Burlington House      W1J 0BD
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Art On Film: Discussion

 
Saturday 31st October 2015 - 12.30pm-4pm
 

Weekly discussion of films representing the visual arts and lives of artists.

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Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2015

Figurative and landscape paintings, including panoramas of the London skyline.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015

Paintings and sculpture by artists including Michael Craig Martin, Jim Lambie and Matthew Darbyshire.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015

A cyber-display of outstanding artworks by pupils aged 16-18, selected by curators Lisa Milroy RA, the RA's Head of Exhibitions ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2015

An exhibition of drawings from Cooper's 40-year career, featuring her iconic female figures.... More

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
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Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015

Nearly 35 years since Joseph Cornell's last solo show in the UK, the Royal Academy of Arts presents his glass-fronted ... More

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
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Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015

Anyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015

An exploration of the RA's buildings and how they have changed over time, from distant beginnings as palace on the ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015
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Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens  1 minute walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

A biennial initiative by Barcelona's Centre Of Contemporary Culture, which showcases the 25 most outstanding projects of the 2014 prize, ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015
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Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens  1 minute walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

This playful ceramics installation uses tiles as structure rather than decoration to create a new public space playing host to ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015
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Albemarle Gallery  2 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

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