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Friday, 18 June 2010

Calling all contemporary art lovers!

I have another programme to plug! This is the time of year when I like to bring the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition to your attention. For all of you who won't be able to attend this, the largest world's largest open submission contemporary art exhibition in person, BBC2 ran a Culture Show special last night which is now available to watch here!

Boo hiss that they didn't give the Wollaston Award to Gillian Ayres, though having said that, the winning piece is wondrous. No more spoilers here - you'll have to watch the programme to find out who won.


Jessica Torrant said...

Wouldn't you know it, I got a "not available in your area" message! hahhahaha!! So I suppose it goes both ways in our attempts to share art shows with each other across the pond. :)

the art of curiosity said...

It's a pain, isn't it? Discovering that the BBC of all broadcasters, should be so petty as to not share its arts programming overseas is mean-spirited and miserly. It makes a nonsense of its slogan of 'And Nation shall speak unto Nation.'

It makes me go grrrrrrrrrrr!