Premiums Interim Projects, Royal Academy, Burlington Gardens, London W1

Premiums Interim Projects, Royal Academy, Burlington Gardens, until 19th March

Class Group Photo © Benedict Johnson

Class Group Photo
© Benedict Johnson

This annual RA Schools exhibition Premiums Interim Projects shows the work of 17 Postgraduate students who are in their second study year at the renowned Royal Academy Schools.

 Josie Cockram, Pavilion [still], 2014  Image courtesy the artist

Josie Cockram, Pavilion [still], 2014
Image courtesy the artist

Their postgraduate course lasts three years and is especially designed for each student in order to allow them the opportunity to develop their work using a variety of media.  Their tutors are leading art world figures and they number Royal Academicians among them.

 Hannah Bays, 'Jiggery-Pokery', oil on canvas, 200x140cm Image courtesy the artist

Hannah Bays, ‘Jiggery-Pokery’,
oil on canvas, 200x140cm
Image courtesy the artist

This show allows the public to see the diversity of works produced by the students at this stage in their studies. It really is worth visiting (admission free). Some of the works are for sale too and proceeds go to support student development and the production of new work at the RA schools.  A worthy cause I am sure you will agree.

 Joel Wyllie, Pan, 2013 Image courtesy the artist

Joel Wyllie, Pan, 2013
Image courtesy the artist

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Charlotte Hodes -The Grammar of Ornament : New papercuts and ceramics at jaggedart

Charlotte Hodes –The Grammar of Ornament : New papercuts and ceramics, until 5th April, jaggedart, 28 A Devonshire Street, (off Marylebone High Street), London W1G 6PS

This exhibition is the artist’s first solo show at jaggedart – some of you will remember the show of her work at the Wallace Collection in 2007.

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In this show of thirty-seven papercuts and thirty-seven associated ceramics the artist Charlotte Hodes, well-known for collage, has produced a new body of work that is a re-interpretation of Owen Jones’s The Grammar of Ornament, published in 1856.

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Hodes’s approach is to look at the subject matter from the perspective of a 21st Century female artist with the female being the protagonist and by doing this she subverts the rigid “masculine” hierarchy suggested by Jones.  She creates this using papercut and collage techniques to express her view with great effect.

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The exhibition will go on to be shown at the New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge, the only collection devoted to women’s art in the UK  (26th April-24th May).

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BAILEY’S STARDUST at The National Portrait Gallery, London

BAILEY’S STARDUST (Sponsored by HUGO BOSS), National Portrait Gallery, London until1st June 2014

 

There is surely little contention that David Bailey ranks among the great names in photography and with a career spanning more than five decades it is seemly that much of the NPG’s ground floor is given over to showing his work.  There is also an accompanying book of the same name too.

Mick Jagger by David Bailey, 1964 © David Bailey

Mick Jagger by David Bailey, 1964 © David Bailey

 The exhibition will be one of the National Portrait Gallery’s largest ever devoted to photography. All the photographs, old and new, have been selected by Bailey and reveal how great an eye he has.

Francis Bacon by David Bailey, 1983 © David Bailey

Francis Bacon by David Bailey, 1983 © David Bailey

 As one would expect there are portraits of models, artists, filmmakers, writer, actors and subjects from many other walks of life. His various travels, – Delhi, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Naga Hills – are also featured as are the moving images he took in East Africa to support the charity Band Aid in its fight against famine in 1985.  The exhibition is themed so there is a room each devoted to The Rolling Stones, Fashion Icons and Beauty, the East End as well.  There are selections from his famous Box of Pin-Ups which encapsulate the 1960s so well and also from Bailey’s Democracy; nude portraits of people who visited his studio in a four year period.

Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, Cannes by David Bailey, 1983 © David Bailey

Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, Cannes by David Bailey, 1983 © David Bailey

You may well ask what the title Bailey’s Stardust signifies?  The answer is that whatever our station in life we are all made up from stardust and that is what we will all return to.

Damon Albarn by David Bailey, 2007 © David Bailey

Damon Albarn by David Bailey, 2007 © David Bailey

www.npg.org.uk

Kate Moss by David Bailey, 2013

Kate Moss by David Bailey, 2013