For the past few years my husband and I have travelled to London every year to see the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition. It is an amazing exhibition that runs every summer. Anyone can submit a piece to be considered, from a grandmother in wales, a student in Birmingham, a celebrity musician through to a member of the RA-anyone (BBC iplayer usually has a great programme where they follow some of the people through the submission process. If you ever get a chance to watch them I recommend it).
There are SO many different mediums from fabric, sculpture, glass, paint, digital etc with styles from classical to modern. The picture above is a fabric and stitched piece.
This one of skaters was one of our favourite in the exhibition.
This Amy Winehouse figure was made from beads and findings.
Some of the artists are instantly recognisable such as this Gilbert and George piece
Whilst other pieces took you by surprise
I particularly liked this piece
This large piece of lace was a great piece to see hanging on the wall
There was SO many different styles.
These pieces had money stuffed into their mouths!
In the architectural section this digital 'blueprint' was stitched onto fabric
Whilst in another gallery this chair was made from spent ammunition cases
Once again my eyes were drawn to pieces such as this on old book pages.
Inspiration at every turn-a great day out