If you are familiar with his work, you won’t need any introduction from me. Ive been very fortunate to see a few of his works in and around London so i highly recommend a visit.
History of Sir Gormley..
Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE (born 30 August 1950), is a British sculptor. His works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998, Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool, and Event Horizon, a multi-part site installation which premiered in London in 2007, around Madison Square in New York City, in 2010, in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2012, and in Hong Kong in 2015–16.
The exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in Picadilly London (entrance opposite the Ritz)
….’From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. With work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created for our galleries, we present his most ambitious exhibition in more than ten years…..’ Taken from RA website
He still has some installations along the coast of Liverpool. Ofcourse theres the superb structure “Angel of the North” in Gateshead
My findings - its a well curated exhibition some rooms are restrictive and some are open and clear leaving just the structure in situ and your thoughts. Very well placed and meaningful behind each creation. I do love the following quote of his ….”
……The body is more a place than an object for me: the body 'in' space and the body 'as' space.
Antony Gormley RA…”
If your a member of the RA or a carer there are discounts abailable for the ticket i found a little pricey however with a slight fiscount the art fund card worked a treat also depending on what time you visit. In my opinion, so make use of off peak attendance. I think there is also a discount/free entry for carers.
One particular room entitled (Clearing VIII 2019) is not suitable for a wheelchair unless the staff can ease you in and out anyone suffering claustrophobia then you can walk round the edge of the room displaying.be careful its an immense space.
Another restrictive area is “the cave” its a huge installation of metal tunnels and you have to duck to go under and into it its dark and again those suffering claustraphobia enter at your caution, staff are on hand to answer any questions however you know how comfortable you when you are there . The exterior however is very photogenic and there is ample opportunity to explore.
My favourite room was ‘Lost Horizon” where there are works erecting from the wall ground and ceiling - avoid peak times and avoid the weekend if at all possible. I found some great photo opportunities im sure you will too.
Ticket and more information see link below - ill upload some photos shortly.