Video: watch William Kentridge drawing on the walls of the Royal Academy

Published 11 November 2022

Artist William Kentridge found a way to stay entertained while we built his blockbuster show in the Royal Academy Main Galleries – by drawing onto our 400-year old walls. See what he created here…

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    “When you’re doing an exhibition there are many hours when nothing happens… so you either need a bed to sleep on or a wall to draw on.”

    • William Kentridge, Video still from Notes Towards a Model Opera

      See 'William Kentridge' at the RA

      24 September — 11 December 2022

      Explore William Kentridge’s biggest ever UK exhibition, spanning 40 years of ambitious making and creative storytelling.

      Visitors will find four-metre wide tapestries, his signature charcoal trees and flowers, and the breathtaking three-screen film, Notes Towards a Model Opera. Many pieces have never been seen before, and some have been made specially for our show and galleries.