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Royal Academy of Arts: Annual Auction Fundraiser

The RA are hosting their annual Royal Academy Schools Dinner and Auction and there’s some pretty amazing artwork up for auction. This year, the event will be hosted in the prestigious galleries of Burlington Gardens, and will be led by a new Chair, Rob Suss, Co-founder, Frank-Suss Collection and Chair of the RA Patrons’ Circle.

For those that don’t know, each year the RA host an annual auction to raise funds for the Royal Academy Schools. This basically means that students can be selected on their artistic merit, rather than their ability to pay fees.

This year, works have been donated by Royal Academicians, includign international Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei, alongside works by recent graduates of the Royal Academy Schools and Royal Academicians Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Conrad Shawcross, Chantal Joffe and Yinka Shonibare. Now, for the first time, the auction goes digital, with bidding being taken online in the lead up to the event. The bidding launched on March 6th, and there is a two week window to place absentee bids. There will also be a public auction preview, held at Sotheby’s between 18th-23rd March.

The online will conclude with a live auction in the Royal Academy’s Burlington Gardens Galleries on March 25th. Individual tickets to the Royal Academy Schools Annual Dinner and Auction are priced at £350. VIP tickets and packages are also available, starting from £450. Tickets can be purchased via the RA Events Office on 020 7300 5702.

- Alim Kheraj

- Cover Image: Grayson Perry, RA. ‘Look How Generous and Talented Grayson Perry, CBE, RA, is!!’. 2014.

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