Premiums Interim Projects provides an opportunity to view new work by 17 emerging artists at the interim point of their postgraduate study at the UK’s longest established art school, the RA Schools. The only free three-year postgraduate course in the UK, the RA Schools programme is tailor-made to the individual student, affording each artist the space and flexibility to develop work across a broad array of media, under the expert tuition of leading figures in the art world, including Royal Academicians Michael Landy, Piers Gough, Fiona Rae, Humphrey Ocean and Richard Wilson.
Eileen Cooper RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy, said, “I’m very much looking forward to Premiums, an exhibition which marks the halfway point of the students’ time at the Royal Academy Schools. The work on show will be diverse, both in range of media and intention. In the galleries of the Royal Academy, we are used to seeing work that is already known and one of the special things in Premiums is that the work on show is being tested outside the artists’ studios for the first time. This is the visitors’ opportunity to form their own opinion.”
Premiums Interim Projects presents a wide range of work, reflecting the diversity of the students’ individual practices, from 3D computer-rendered sculptures to architectural interventions, paintings to performance and animation, as well as site-specific installation, photography, video and narrative film.
The following artists will be exhibiting in the show: Rhys Coren, Rian Coughlan, Elliot Dodd, Alana Francis, Kira Freije, Gery Georgieva, Anna Hughes, Frank Kent, Neill Kidgell, Jack Killick, Molly Palmer, Anna Paterson, Robin Seir, Rafal Topolewski, Claire Undy, Wanda Wieser and Tom Worsfold.
Many works in the exhibition will be for sale to directly support the development of the students and the production of new work at the RA Schools.