St James’s Art and Design Walk 2017 Preview

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Royal Academy of Arts

Set within the Royal Academy’s Keepers House, The Academicians’ Room is a private members club for artists and art lovers. It was renovated in 2015 by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, retaining original timber paneling and adding an eclectic mix of vintage furniture. Its walls play host to rotating exhibitions by Royal Academicians, currently the Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui, who made his name with tapestries made from discarded aluminium caps. For his new series of prints, titled Benchmark, Anatsui 3D-scanned his wooden worktops, transferred them onto aluminium plates, and printed them on an etching press. He was recently awarded the Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture, one of the highest honours in the arts.

Until 20 April 2018; Burlington House, London W1J 0BD; www.royalacademy.org.uk