The Ruth Borchard Collection is hosting an online exhibition celebrating the submissions to The Self-Portrait Exhibition 2021. All the artworks on display explore the diverse media and imagery through which contemporary artists represent themselves. We are proud to announce that amongst the over two-hundred self-portraits included are a number of Art Academy London related […]

Jonny Small gave AAL students a great Artists Talk in one of our studios recently. Jonny is a an abstract painter, who developed his practice at BA and MFA at Wimbledon school of art. He discussed the way that he works with obscurity and ambiguity to create images which are not directly decipherable to the […]

Two of our 2019 graduates, Heidi Sundvik and Jeremie Queyras, won the month-long Leo Gallery residency. The prize, which included flights, accommodation and art materials, was generously provided by Leo Gallery. Read all about it! An unforgettable experience in Shanghai We spent one month in a suburb of Shanghai called ZhuJiaJiao, an ancient Chinese town. […]

We had an artist talk from Caleb Madden in our studios last week. Caleb is a sound and installation artist who is greatly influenced by philosophical theories, including Capitalist Realism and Hyperstition. Noise is a central concept to his work, looking at the way noise plays a part in human experience and culture. He completed […]

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf gave AAL students an Artists Talk in one of our studios today. Rebecca is a London-based artist who studied her BA at the University for the Creative arts and MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts. The main themes of her work are “female identity, mortality and desire,” studying the female body and the […]

We had a talk from video, sculpture and installation artist Robin Tarbet at the Academy this week. He shared some really interesting insights into his career as an artist with AAL students. Having grown up in rural Wiltshire, Robin was inspired by natural landscapes and open spaces from a young age. He then went on […]

Congratulations to our Professional Development Programme Leader, Briony Marshall, who has had her design shortlisted for a public sculpture commission in Leeds city centre. Leeds Arts University and Leeds City Council are currently in the final stages of the selection process for the new sculpture, which will be installed in Quarry Hill to celebrate the […]

Rob Pepper - Pre Degree & Degree Tutor - Art Academy London

Rob Pepper, artist and principal at Art Academy London, provides some handy hints for wowing the art school of your dreams and discusses why it’s important to encourage creativity in young people. At Art Academy London, every year we see how nerve-wracking prospective students find the application process: it can feel like they are being […]

big city view with trees portrait

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has gifted President Xi of China two first edition prints by our principal, artist Rob Pepper. The gifts were given on her recent visit to China where she travelled to Beijing to meet with the President. The artworks which depict the cityscapes of both Beijing and London were given […]

Congratulations to all the Academy members who participate in the 2016 RP Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. This year’s show includes artwork by tutors Caroline Bays, Andy James, Anthony Williams, Robin-Lee Hall, Anastasia Pollard, Tim Benson and Melissa Scott-Miller – see her work “The Artist’s Son (Grooner)” below and read about it in the Islington Tribune article. The RP Exhibition is an annual high profile showcase which features over […]