Artist in residence finds new summer home
14 June 2011
Helen Peyton, artist printmaker and lecturer in art at Craven College, Skipton, has had two pieces of artwork chosen for exhibition at this summer’s prestigious exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. Held annually since the Royal Academy's foundation in 1768, the Summer Exhibition is a unique celebratory showcase for art of all styles and media. Historically, the exhibition has also provided an opportunity for Royal Academicians, many of whom are internationally renowned, to show their work.
Any artist may enter work for selection and over 12,000 works are submitted for consideration every year. Of these around 1,200 are chosen for the exhibition. The show provides an unrivalled opportunity for exhibitors to sell their work and have it seen by the 200,000 visitors that the exhibition is expected to draw during its three-month run from the 7 June to 15 August.
Not only have two of Helen’s pieces been chosen for exhibition, but one of her prints ‘Record Player’ has been chosen by the Royal Academy to be made into greetings cards. The cards will be distributed for sale to prominent galleries around the world, including the Guggenheim and the Getty Museum.
Helen says “I am absolutely thrilled that my work has been accepted for exhibition at the Royal Academy, and even more delighted that one of the prints will be made into a greetings card. I’d like to say a big thank you to Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton as I used the museum’s printing press to make the print and their artefacts as inspiration for both of the pictures, during my artist-in-residency there”.
Find out more about Helen’s work