Exhibition: Great Artists | Great Teachers

Bob and Roberta Smith, Although Janis Joplin... (Idiot Board), 1997. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © the artist.

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Great Artists | Great Teachers brings together the work of some of the most significant artists/teachers working across the 20th Century and into the present. Selected as important artists in their own right, each of the artists are recognised as being hugely influential art teachers, helping to shape the direction of art education and inspiring the next generation of artists.

Featured artists:
Anthony Caro, Phyllida Barlow, David Batchelor, Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Hamilton, Lubaina Himid, Janice Kerbel, Rosalind Nashashibi, Wendy Pasmore, Victor Pasmore, Carl Plackman, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jon Thompson and Richard Wentworth.

Great Artists | Great Teachers has been curated in response to the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in Autumn 2018 and takes as its starting point the influence of Sir Joshua Reynolds, born in Plymouth (1723 –1792), one of the principal founders and first presidents of the Royal Academy of Arts. The exhibition includes a series of extracts from Reynolds’ Discourses on Art drawn from the city’s permanent collections.

This exhibition has been supported with loans from the Arts Council Collection. Founded in 1946, the Arts Council Collection is a national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art. Operating as a ‘museum without walls’, the Collection includes important examples of the UK’s prominent artists acquired at an early stage of their careers. For more information visit artscouncilcollection.org.uk

This is a partnership exhibition delivered by The Arts Institute and The Box, Plymouth.

Dates: Monday 17 September – Saturday 17 November
Opening times: Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery
Free admission

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