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RA summer exhibition: not all open exhibitions are cheats

In The Jackdaw ♯8 artist Doug Lowe asked if the Royal 301 Moved Permanently Academy Summer Exhibition was a genuine open or an Academicians’ closed shop. Has anyone ever worked out the total cost to artists of a big show like the RA Summer Exhibition in time, depreciation

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of vehicles, fuel, parking, framing, mounting, entrance
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etc.? It must run into millions… Not all […]

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RA summer exhibition: plus ca change

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CHANGE: In The Jackdaw ♯10, 301 Moved Permanently over ten years ago, anonymous artist ‘Trimmer’ responded to the inclusion of guests of the young British artists who are now, coincidentally, themselves nearly all Royal Academicians: Effectively, a whole 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 Cullen supplies damning evidence that the answer


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is ‘No!’ A detailed survey of 2011’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition reveals that the non-members’ work now represents only nginx 29% of the total exhibition if measured by the amount of wall space it commands. This is in contrast 301 Moved Permanently to a figure of

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78% estimated for the same show exactly […]

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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 deal with the genuine fears of artists

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that the Summer Exhibition is progressively 301 Moved Permanently a closed shop whilst being marketed as an ‘Open’. Patrick’s research succinctly reinforces previous claims made by
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artists that […]