'The Royal Academy at Wolfson' opens this weekend

Royal Academy Exhibition posterThe Royal Academy at Wolfson is the first event in an outstanding programme of exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, designed to celebrate Wolfson's 50th anniversary.

It is a rotating exhibition of 38 exceptional works by 15 Royal Academicians, among them the Royal Academy’s President, Christopher Le Brun.

Curated by Anthony Green RA, the exhibition includes paintings, prints, drawings and small sculptures that have all been lent to the College by the artists. Many of these works have never been exhibited before and, as a group, they represent some of the finest art being produced in Britain today. Works by the following Royal Academicians are included in the exhibition: Ivor Abrahams, Eileen Cooper, Gus Cummins, Anthony Eyton, Peter Freeth, Paul Huxley, Timothy Hyman, Neil Jeffries, Sonia Lawson, Ben Levene, Christopher Le Brun, Chris Orr, Mick Rooney, Anthony Whishaw; and Anthony Green himself.

The exhibition is accompanied by the display of a significant and unique collection of pottery, which was recently donated to the College. The display includes pieces by colleagues and students of the renowned potter, Bernard Leach CBE. Works by the following potters are included: Richard Batterham, Clive Bowen, Amanda Brier, Alan Brough, Ray Finch, John Leach and Bill Marshall.

The exhibition is on display in the Combination Room and the Lee Hall. It is accompanied by a leaflet that gives information about the artists.

Listen to Anthony Green's introduction to the exhibition.

Public opening hours
Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm from 31 January to 19 December 2015.
Admission is free; please enter via the Porter’s Lodge, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB.

For further information please contact finearts@wolfson.cam.ac.uk

For public enquiries, please contact the Porters Lodge on 01223 335900 or porters@wolfson.cam.ac.uk