TIME AND PLACE:
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00 (last admission 17:30)
Extended weekend opening hours (except for final weekend):
Friday 10:00 – 00:00 (last admission 23:30)
Saturday 9:00 – 00:00* (last admission 23:30)
*Except 17th March (10:00 – 00:00)
Extended opening hours for the final week:
Monday 2th April – Thursday 5th April: 10:00 – 00:00
Friday 6th April – Monday 9th April: 10:00 – 22:00
@ Royal Academy of Arts
Entry: Adults £14
The InFormed London team was invited to visit David Hockney’s latest exhibition. We visited on a Friday evening which allowed us to go home to freshen up first.
Once in, we could see it was a extremely popular exhibit, we picked up our audio tour aid, which my friend didn’t seem too keen on. I later realised why, the audio tour is cool, but I wanted to take the tour without: as it became intrusive and annoying to the experience.
The exhibition came in waves for me. At first you would get a current pulling you in, then slowly it built up to the climax of his larger pieces. Hockney’s view of the Yorkshire countryside made me want to escape in this smoothed over view of the world. His iPad drawings have a texture that will seduce you into touching them and make me want to download an app to start my own masterpiece. The video-wall was impressive and beautiful, although after a time it wasn’t as engaging, however I appreciated the simplicity of the idea.
I would definitely recommend this exhibition to all Londoners, and it particularly convenient that they offer late night Friday and Saturday viewings. The exhibit might help you forget about the weeks work and you can still catch a meal or drink afterwards or catch a party.
Let us know what you think of your visit
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