Artist Luke Mitchell will be working in the new gallery/drawing studio from 8th-13th Dec on a project that brings back the idea of the Court Painter in a series of large-format daguerreotypesque photographs. The historically referenced portraits, made using a 5x4 view camera will be complemented with hand painted backgrounds.
Taking place during our annual Autumn Exhibition the project celebrates the history of the Academy and its Academicians, whilst creating a juxtaposition between the historical and the contemporary. The public will be able to view Luke’s work in progress at the start of this on-going project which will include future opportunities for the public to commission their own photographic portraits. RWA Academicians have been invited to have their portrait made as part of this project.
For more information please see Luke's website here.