Royal Academy and Southhampton City Art Gallery
The Royal Academy Summer/Winter Exhibition 2020, London
6 October 2020 — 3 January 2021
For the first time in history, the Summer Exhibition will fall in winter. But at the RA, summer is a state of mind, not a time of year. Discover a myriad of works by household names and emerging artists inside their joyous festival of art.
252 years ago, a group of artists made it their mission to form an annual exhibition to support artists and architects, by showcasing art of the moment to the nation. The Summer Exhibition has run uninterrupted ever since: a backdrop to famous artistic rivalries of the past and now a fixture of the summer calendar for art seekers, year after year.
Shadows and Light, Southampton City Art Gallery
24 October 2020 - 23 January 2021
This exhibition forms part of Southampton’s Mayflower 400 programme, marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower on its now famous journey to the New World. Curated by Emeritus Professor Stephen Foster MBE, it brings together works of contemporary art which relate to light as subject matter. Featuring photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, the exhibition also includes works from Southampton’s fine art collection.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Roger Ackling, Adam Barker Mill, David Batchelor, Christopher Bucklow, Susan Derges, Ceal Floyer, Mona Hatoum, Dan Holdsworth, Peter Joseph, Brad Lochore, Michael Kidner, Elizabeth Magill, Bridget Riley and David Ward.