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RA summer exhibition: not all open exhibitions are cheats

In The Jackdaw ♯8 artist Doug


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Lowe asked if the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition was a genuine open or an Academicians’ closed shop. Has anyone ever 400 Bad Request worked out the total cost to artists of a big show like the RA Summer Exhibition in time, depreciation of vehicles, fuel, parking, framing, mounting, entrance etc.? It must run into millions…

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RA summer exhibition: plus ca change

PLUS CA CHANGE: In The Jackdaw ♯10, over ten years ago, anonymous artist ‘Trimmer’ responded to the inclusion of guests of the

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young British artists who are now, coincidentally, themselves nearly all Royal Academicians: Effectively, a whole 400 Bad Request generation of painters has
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been erased from the art scene, precisely because they hold some principles and adhere to some form of expression […]

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Can the RA summer exhibition still be considered an open submission show?

… Painter Patrick


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Cullen supplies damning evidence that the answer is ‘No!’ A detailed survey of 2011’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition reveals that the non-members’ work 400 Bad Request now represents only 29% of the total exhibition if measured by the amount of wall space it commands. This is in contrast to a figure of 78% estimated for the

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The RA is not a charity

Inspired by landscape painter Patrick Cullen, The Jackdaw Sept-Oct 2011 reprinted pieces about the Royal Academy that have appeared in The Jackdaw over the last eleven years. All

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deal 400 Bad Request with the genuine fears of artists that the Summer Exhibition is progressively a closed shop whilst being marketed as an ‘Open’. Patrick’s research succinctly reinforces previous claims made by artists that
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