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Summer Exhibition 2012

A friend recommended to visit the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (/wave Pixie), “the worlds largest open submission contemporary art show” as it is called on the website.  With the £10.00 ticket I received a small, yet 248 pages strong catalogue without pictures.

Unlike usual exhibitions with only one or two pictures on each wall, the rooms where full of artwork – in fact 1,474 exhibits in total, including sculptures. The remarkable thing about the Summer Exhibiton is that visitors can buy any of the pieces, unless they are already sold to someone else.


When I took my camera out of the bag, I unfortunately didn’t notice at first that focus mode and vibration reduction where switched off. I made some fuzzy pics before I corrected the mistake but I could only take one more sharp picture before a museum attendant made a gesture into my direction, to let me know that photographs weren’t wanted. Too bad…


Catalogue Entry:

acrylic on wood
Vanessa Whitehouse

The red dot was the sign for “Sold” – it pays to come early.


Hello London

We minded the gap between Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games for a trip to London to finally see a good friend of mine again.


Funny how we accidentally ended up the first night in the same pub and club at Covent Garden just like last time we were in London. The picture shows me and Gina somewhere around Picadilly in the rain, late at night after partying.

Oh, right: pic by Jo – of course.^^


A Long Summer Weekend III

After a rest on sunday (way too much sun at once…) I needed another weekend short trip so I was off to the shore on Monday.

web-0139The horizon was blocked with boats.

web-0168Everyone else was at the beach, just as if this was the last summer day of the year.

web-0200-2We where lucky and got a Strandkorb (hooded beach seat) because someone had just returned the key to the owner so we could rent one and relax at the beach in the shade.  Simply a perfect chillout!