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Private View

I hear that the Varnishing Day is one of the most wonderful experiences of creative career, it’s a time to be welcomed into the Royal Academy with established artists. The term Varnishing Day comes from when artist applied the final varnish to their paintings the day before the opening.

I missed the Varnishing Day instead of wearing my best dress, drooling over art and attending an invitation only event in one of the most established art establishments in the world, I was, instead – faffing about with a wheel chair for my Mum on the famous easy jet !

Made it to the Private View though 🙂

The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2017 was coordinated by the first female  Keeper of the RA Schools, Eileen Cooper RA.

The hanging committee for the Summer Exhibition includes Royal Academicians Ann Christopher, Gus Cummins, Bill Jacklin, Farshid Moussavi, Fiona Rae, Rebecca Salter and Yinka Shonibare

Quote from the Royal Academy site:

Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. Now in its 249th year, the Summer Exhibition continues in the tradition of showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. This must-see exhibition is a unique window onto all areas of the contemporary art world.

see behind the scenes here:

The original of Manya Wedding has sold, editions are available here:

Royal Academy

2018-05-11T11:35:25+00:00June 23rd, 2017|9 Comments


  1. richard 23rd June 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Well done Moose. Has the Stump seen the “banner” I wonder?

  2. richard 23rd June 2017 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Well done Moose. Has the Drump seen the “banner” I wonder?

    • M Azim 26th June 2017 at 7:19 am - Reply

      DO you think he has ?

  3. Nicola Waldron 23rd June 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Wonderful. Can we see your picture though?!

  4. Ann 24th June 2017 at 5:09 am - Reply

    I would like to see yours to Susan X

  5. Meg 26th June 2017 at 6:44 am - Reply

    How wonderful Moose. Did you get my email about all this? Meg x

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