Second year Photography student Rory Sheridan takes us through his top must-see cultural events for the month.
During this hot weather, the temptation to be outside is unreal, but there’s some fabulous artwork on display inside some must see exhibitions. Fahrelnissa Reid will satisfy your desire for abstract painting, ‘Sounds from the Archive’ celebrates our musical past and then the ‘Summer Exhibition’ is a little bit of everything. You can’t go wrong with these fabulous showcases of a very wide range of artistic talent!
Untitled c.(1950s) Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901-1991). Presented by Raad Zeid Al-Hussein (2015) © Raad Zeid Al-Hussein Collection. Zeid was the one of the first female students to study fine arts in Turkey. Zeid explored many different styles and experimented with a range of techniques and materials. This exhibition is for all, heavily abstracted paintings making for absolutely stunning viewing, providing inspiration for projects from various different perspectives which the paintings come across to us as the viewer. The use of colour by Reid is fantastic, her workflow and her abstracted depictions of the face through her portraits are truly inspirational. Concession (without donation) £10.00: tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/fahrelnissa-zeid
13 June – 8 October 2017
London, SE1 9TG
Summer Exhibition 2017
Hassan Hajjaj – ‘Henna Bikers’. Metallic lambda. 168.4 x 238.3 cm. Courtesy of the artist. An annual treat which is definitely worth a see. The’ Summer Exhibition’ is always a very representative exhibition of all artistic media, as well as art being produced in the present. The exhibition has been shown annually since 1769, displaying work by both emerging and established artists. You’re in for a treat, with so so much to see. Overwhelmingly fantastic! Be prepared for a long afternoon of looking at amazing work. Student concession £10.00: royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2017
13 June – 20 August 2017
Royal Academy of Art
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BD
Sounds from the Archive
UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre / London College of Communication. Celebrating post-60’s popular and underground culture, ‘Sounds from the Archive’ uses material from the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre to explore music through the decades. The exhibition features all medias, including posters and photographs. An accompanying event programme is going to be announced including a zine-making workshop, Comic Book and Technology event, round-table discussion, Archives and Special Collections Centre tours and reading room. Keep an eye out on the LCC Website! Free entry: events.arts.ac.uk/event/2017/7/17/Sounds-from-the-Archive/
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
London, SE1 6TE