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Galleries

Gallery III


Hanging Gallery III, our largest gallery, is acknowledged by the Academicians to be the single most challenging task of the Summer Exhibition. Grayson Perry RA, this year’s co-ordinator, took on the challenge of curating it himself; he had no preconceived idea for the room, he told us, except to make sure he included a wide selection of work from both the open submission and by his fellow Academicians. For the end wall, Tony Bevan RA’s large painting of a red tree was Perry’s starting point. He surrounded it with works that focus loosely on current affairs – although he was keen to ensure that, despite the political theme, the selection “did not take itself too seriously”.

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