Anthony White Shortlisted in the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy, London

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by AdminIndustries on Wednesday 15 April 2015.

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Anthony White has been shortlisted in the first round of the largest open submission exhibition in the UK – the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

For almost 250 years, the Summer Exhibition in London has included work from both emerging and established artists. At one point in time the show was known as “The Exhibition” where the likes of Gainsborough and Reynolds and Turner and Constable sharpened their skills against each other. Nowadays almost 200,000 visitors view the exhibition each year, making it a major art world event of international importance.

This year the RA received 12,000 entries, and now only 4,000 art works remain on the shortlist. One of those is White’s “Flight”, this work was made in my Paris studio and it will be exhibited in Melbourne later during April and then shipped to the Academy for the next round of judging

The judges are a group of leading artists, amongst work from some of the best artists in the contemporary art world. This year’s exhibition will be coordinated by the leading British artist and influential teacher, Michael Craig-Martin RA. His former students include many of those artists who made such a significant impact on the art scene in the 1990s, including Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas, and fellow Academicians Lisa Milroy, Gary Hume and Fiona Rae.

The next stage is announced on 1 May, when White will find out if his work is one of the 1,500 that will show in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy from 8 June to 16 August 2015.

The work “Flight” will feature in the new forthcoming solo exhibition -Pentimento at Metro gallery, Melbourne. The exhibition opens the 16th of April. The painting will the leave the gallery on the 20th for London.