Tucked away behind the Royal Academy galleries in Burlington House is the UK’s oldest art school. Founded in 1769, the RA Schools can boast such distinguished alumni as JMW Turner, John Constable, and William Blake. More recently, artists such as Eddie Peake and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye have trained there before making a splash in the wider art world. The school is small, with an intake of 17 artists each year, but diverse – there is no curriculum, but a broad programme of artistic support, offered to students for no fee.
‘Premiums: Interim Projects’ is an exhibition of work by the RA Schools’ current students, mid-way through their course. It’s an opportunity for the artists to put their latest work in front of a wide audience, and for the public to get an idea of the variety of work the RA Schools support. The exhibition is open until Wednesday 19 March.
‘Premiums: Interim Projects’ is at the RA Schools, Royal Academy, London until 19 March