Congratulations to 2nd year student Ed Beerbohm who won the 2019 Kennerly Prize for his Art History essay. Art Theory tutor David Hodge said:

“Across his two years at the Art Academy, Ed has consistently shown a subtle, penetrating mind as well as great interest in art theory.  This year he wrote a formidably ambitious essay on postmodernism, which carefully considered what art can tell us about world history and vice versa.   Especially impressive is Ed’s ability to make fine-grained distinctions within complex bodies of thought.”

Ed wins 6 hours of tuition with David Hodge.

Congratulations to everyone at the Academy who was selected for the 2019 RP Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, including our tutors David Caldwell, Anastasia Pollard, Toby Wiggins, Tim Benson, Caroline Bays, Andrew Hitchcock, Andy James, Sarah Jane Moon Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco and Melissa Scott-Miller.
Don’t forget there is still time to apply for our FD in Contemporary Portraiture, see our website for further information.

Congratulations to AAL alumna Alessandra Bettolo who has been shortlisted for this year’s Ashurst Emerging Artist Award. Her painting ‘Le Smoking’ (pictured) was one of just 30 works selected from more than 4450, and will be on show at the new gallery at the Ashurst offices in London, 20 May to 28 July 2019.

On Monday 24th June 2019, students on our Contemporary Portraiture programme are bringing our popular pop-up studio back to London Bridge station for a free three-hour life drawing class on the lower concourse. Hosted in partnership with Network Rail and Space and People, the life drawing class will allow members of the public to join in to try their hand at drawing our model alongside our students. Easels, drawing materials and handy tips will all be available for free!

We have been a part of the community for almost 20 years, and are delighted to work with Network Rail once again to showcase the incredible cultural hub of London Bridge and Southwark. We champion art education for all, and are thrilled to give passengers the chance to get involved and be creative.

Please do join us on the lower concourse (near the St Thomas Street exit) between 11am and 3pm on Monday 24th June – there’s no need to book in advance.

And we’ll be bringing our pop-up studio back to the station in mid-July for another session – follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with our life drawing classes at London Bridge.