Friday 10 February 2012

Roots and Culture, Yorkshire Man Style

Royal Academy Exhibition 21 January – 9 April 2012

Talking tree roots here! Well I'm not a great lover of Landscape paintings, but I think I've been converted! Really enjoyed this exhibition of this much revered Yorkshire artist, David Hockney. The ticket prices are a bit steep, but if you're elligible, the concessions range from £9 to £4 and children under 7 are free. There are 13 rooms of work, including an amazing video piece. Even if you're don't know who this guy is, time to get out of your comfort zone, grab a friend and head down to Green Park/Piccadilly, London, and check out the Royal Academy building, artworks and play spot the ethnic faces. You've beaten me if see more than one. Open till Midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

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One of 'The Royal Academicians' who govern this huge gallery is Frank Bowling, originally from Guyana, he graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1962, and became the first Black British artist elected a Royal Academician in the over two hundred year existence of that institution.

Frank Bowling
Who's Afraid of Barney Newman? 1968
© Frank Bowling

come on in!

Tatlin's Tower recreated in the courtyard

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