How To… Make a Wood Engraving, with Anne Desmet
Anne Desmet RA is one of only three wood engravers to be elected as Academicians in the Royal Academy’s nearly 250-year history. In this video, she takes us through each step in creating a wood engraving.
Behind the Scenes: Anselm Kiefer’s Studio at Barjac
The artist Anselm Kiefer moved to Barjac, in the south of France, in 1992. Over time, his home and studio complex there expanded to include a series of extraordinary interventions in the landscape.
Using Traditional Japanese Woodblock Techniques in Contemporary Printmaking
Traditionally, there are four individuals involved in the Japanese printmaking process: the publisher, the artist, the carver and the printer. Rebecca Salter speaks about the technique she follows in the largely unchanged practice.
Sex, Death and Sculpture: Cathie Pilkington’s Top Shelf
Many visitors to Cathie Pilkington’s studio assume the British sculptor has collected the objects that decorate her space, but each piece is one of her original creations. In this video, Pilkington installs a new work in the Academicians’ Room.
Conrad Shawcross's Monumental Vision
British sculptor Conrad Shawcross wanted to do something audacious for his recent installation in the courtyard of the Royal Academy.