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Look forward to this every year, attending the Friends Weekend and wandering around with a glass of gin in hand.  Eileen Cooper, one of my favourite artists, was the chief curator for the show this year.  And as usual lots of colourful and interesting works on the walls.  My favourite – number 910 Watching by Wendy Freestone – it is one of the photos, bit too pricey for me at £4,950!  However, I did come away having put a deposit down on a Cathy Pilkington print after a couple of years saying I would (not in the photos).  This felt like the year.

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Summer Show at the Royal Academy of Arts great as ever.  Walls packed with paintings and prints with interesting sculpture and architecture rooms.  We also visited the RA student show which was really interesting.  Summer Show had enough Cathie Pilkington, Eileen Cooper and Paula Rego to keep my happy and some intriguing sculptures.  Go see before it shuts in August.

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Visited the RA Summer Exhibition for the annual guess the price tag of the exhibits and spot the Tracey Emin drawings by the number of red spots indicating sales.  Look forward to it every  year and enjoy it every year.

The show starts with the Lambie staircase which now has people all over it taking selfies but who can blame them as it still looks stunning.  Michael Craig-Martin, in charge of hanging the rooms, has added colour and the Central Hall makes a statement with turquoise walls and perspex coloured panels. It then moves off into a bright pink Room III and another in sky blue. The print rooms have moved into central rooms which makes sense as there is more room to circulate.

Stand outs for me: Eileen Cooper, Cathie Pilkington, Mick  Rooney and the whole of the architecture room and London, The Streets by Kim Rugg Room IX and not just because my road is on it.  I will have to return as it was all a bit of a rush and there is so much to see.

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