13 June 2018

A celebration of arts high above the streets of West End on the 250th year of the Royal Academy of Arts

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts, over 200 flags designed by four internationally renowned artists are decorating the streets of West End including Regent Street and St James’s.

Designed by Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Joe Tilson and Rose Wylie this public installation offers Londoners and visitors alike a chance to experience art and culture in a new way throughout the summer.

On Regent Street, we are displaying 100 flags designed by pop-artist Joe Tilson, whose flags take inspiration from the historical architecture and churches of Venice, a theme he has been exploring for the past ten years and that is echoed in the architecture of Regent Street.

Cornelia Parker’s designs in St James’s are taken from her One Day This Glass Will Break series, which takes the familiar every day object and pushes it to point of abstraction.

“What a wonderful opportunity for four great Royal Academicians to be allowed to stage an epic intervention above the hallowed streets of London’s West End. This will therefore be the most expansive Summer Exhibition in our 250 year history.”

Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts

As one of the proud partners of this delightful initiative by the Royal Academy of Arts, we invite you to come enjoy this special Summer Exhibition in the heart of one of the world’s great creative cities.

Find out more from RA250.

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