Understanding Nothing at the RA Summer Exhibition 2018

Maria's iconic Film Still, Understanding Nothing has been selected to feature in the Royal Academy's prestigious Summer Exhibition for 2018!

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This year marks the 250th anniversary of the RA's Summer Exhibition - in other words, the event is cemented as one of the world's most established and revered group shows, not to mention one of the most diverse, dynamic and colourful, too. 

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Dubbed the "cultural highlight of the season," 2018's exhibition has been handpicked by a committee led by acclaimed contemporary artist Grayson Perry and including Royal Academicians Allen Jones, Chris Orr, Christopher Le Brun, Conrad Shawcross, Cornelia Parker, David Mach, Emma Stibbon, Humphrey Ocean, Phyllida Barlow, Piers Gough and Tom Phillips.


Maria's original collage - a surreal composition, merging vintage Hollywood with Dali-esque surrealism - will be featured amongst 1,200 works of contemporary art, made by artists from all walks of life. The exhibition will run from 12th June until 19th August - watch this space for more news, images, and details on the upcoming exhibition...

Film Stills at Artist Residence Penzance

Having brightened Brighton's hotel scene, Artist Residence opened their doors on the sleepy streets of Penzance in 2011, in a beautifully restored Georgian pile - another gem of an eclectic boutique getaway! 

Two of Maria's Original Film Stills - Flora Taking the Limelight (from Danny Kaye) and DIY Tiger - feature in the hotel's cosy cottage space. Set against old, wooden rafters, exposed floorboards, and antique antler chandeliers, Flora Taking the Limelight (from Danny Kaye) and DIY Tiger look right at home in their seaside surroundings, adding a spark of retro charm to these beautiful, rustic interiors... 


N.B. At the end of 2017, the rooms were filled with even more of Maria's Original vintage Film Stills!