Exhibition

Art in Mayfair

10 Jun 2024 – 7 Jul 2024

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Monday
00:00 – 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 – 00:00
Wednesday
00:00 – 00:00
Thursday
00:00 – 00:00
Friday
00:00 – 00:00
Saturday
00:00 – 00:00
Sunday
00:00 – 00:00

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Art in Mayfair returns for its seventh summer of vibrant fashion, art and culture with Royal Academy Schools student Lizzie Munn.

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In partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, Art in Mayfair returns for a seventh summer of vibrant fashion, art and culture with RA Schools student, Lizzie Munn presenting this year’s Flag commission.

Art in Mayfair announces its return for a 7th edition for a four-week celebration of art, fashion, and culture from 10 June - 7 July 2024 in London’s renowned shopping and gallery enclave. Working in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, the showcase is timed to coincide with the annual Summer Exhibition which has been held consecutively since 1769 and this year, will also celebrate the completion of the Royal Academy Schools restoration and renewal project. Brands across the destination area from Bond Street, Savile Row, and Mayfair will team up with artists and galleries to present pop-up installations, talks, walks, and special events.  

RA Schools student Lizzie Munn has been selected to present this year’s prestigious Flag commission. This commission, now an annual highlight of Art in Mayfair, is a significant recognition of emerging talent in the art world.  Visitors will see Munn’s work entitled ‘The sun speaks’ flying above Bond Street from 10 June onwards.

Munn’s work takes the form of large-scale print-based installations, which are often shaped by their environment. ‘The sun speaks’ will hang across this half mile stretch of street as a continuous installation with the surrounding architecture and the elements becoming active components in the work. The installation will be sensitive to environmental shifts, particularly the sun’s movements throughout the day.  Pushing the material possibilities of the flags, Munn introduces a metallic silver fabric which is responsive to light; the shimmering surfaces becomes a receptor of information animated by the sun.  A new series of monotypes create the neon green flags which will flood Bond Street with luminous colour and demand attention in all conditions of light.

Munn is currently a student at the Royal Academy Schools and will graduate in 2024.  Munn will be presenting works at the RA Schools Show 2024, which will be open from 14 June – 30 June 2024.

The RA Schools was formally founded on 2 January 1769 making it the longest established school of fine art in the UK. It remains free and independent to this day so that places are still given to artists based on merit. Work on the vital restoration and renewal project for the RA Schools is due for completion in spring 2024.

Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, together with conservation specialists Julian Harrap Architects, the project will preserve the heritage of the RA Schools and create state-of-the-art facilities in order to ensure the RA Schools’ position as one of the leading art schools in the UK.

This year’s edition of Art in Mayfair will also see world-renowned artists transform the streets with large-scale sculptures presented by Mayfair’s leading galleries in this year’s Sculpture Trail.  Trails from previous years have included work by artists Gavin Turk, Kojo Marfo, Bernar Venet, Robert Indiana and Kalliopi Lemos.

In addition to learning about the large-scale artworks that pop up across Mayfair in the Sculpture Trail look out for events, showcases, walks, talks and collaborations across Bond Street, Savile Row and Mayfair throughout the four-week showcase.  Brands supporting include Gucci, Paul Smith, Hackett, Louis Vuitton, Pomellato, Moncler, Hirsch, Montblanc, Pickett, Canali, Vacheron Constantin, MaxMara, Connolly, Dege & Skinner, Delcore.  Take a masterclass in street photogrpahy with Shane Taylor, well-known for capturing stylish Londoners, uncover the 'Icons of Mayfair’ when you join the Brown’s Hotel walking tour, gain access to the destinations leading galleries, and discover the hidden gems of Mayfair’s permeant sculptures and street art via the Art in Mayfair audio trail.

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