The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Senior School
17 Sep 21

Our talented Art Technician, Mr Allen, has had one of his pieces selected to be shown in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 22nd September 2021 to 2nd January 2022.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is the oldest open submission exhibition in the world. Held every year since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases a variety of work in all media by both emerging and established artists. 

The drawing, called ‘Across the Field’, selected for the show is a shift from the usual subject matter explored. With the events of the pandemic, the portrayal of the hustle and bustle of city life had to be momentarily replaced by views of the countryside. Whilst the city has gradually filtered back, the countryside has remained an intriguing source to explore. 

The material of charcoal used to create the work is the perfect tool to explore the dynamic changes in the landscape. The resulting image is one that uses both energy and flexibility to capture a moment in time.

This is an incredible achievement and we are very lucky to have Mr Allen in our Art department.