The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will make an official visit to the Royal Academy of Arts on Thursday, 5 December. The Royal couple will tour the Australia Exhibition of which Charles is Patron.
In partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, the exhibit is a display of over 200 years of Australian art. The theme is land and landscape and the pieces date from 1800 to the present day.
“This partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery of Australia is a great opportunity to present Australia’s strong visual arts tradition, particularly that of land and landscape, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to audiences in Europe,” Dr Ron Radford AM, director of the National Gallery of Australia commented in a June press release.
Greeting the Prince and Duchess will be President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Christopher Le Brun and Secretary and Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Arts, Charles Saumarez Smith.
A tour of the exhibition will be conducted by the co-curator Kathleen Soriano, Director of Arts. They will view the collection as well as meet a group of the artists and family members of the artists who pieces are part of the collection.
Clarence House stated on Monday: “Australia is the most significant survey of Australian art ever mounted in the UK. Focusing on the influence of the landscape, Australia spans more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and features 146 artists with over 200 works, including paintings, drawings, photography, watercolours and multimedia.”
After the exhibition tour, Charles and Camilla will drop in on the Learning Studio to visit with students who are part of a workshop that focusses on the Australia retrospective.
Afterwards they will attend a reception in honour of the exhibition.