An exhibition of sketchbooks by architect and President of the Royal Academy of Arts
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw opens this winter in the Tennant Room. The exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to view initial and conceptual sketches by a leading architect. The display will contain 62 of Sir Nicholas Grimshaws A4 sketchbooks dating from 1982 to 2007, housed in bespoke display cases. These will reveal the importance of drawing in the development of his ideas, while photographs of realised projects will allow visitors to relate the sketches to completed buildings.
The projects on display will include some of Sir Nicholas Grimshaws best known and major projects including the Eden Project, Cornwall, the international terminal at Waterloo Station, London and the Financial Times Print Works, London. Recent projects on display will include the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, New York State.
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw was elected Royal Academician in 1994 and was made President of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2004. The President will donate the sketchbooks to the Royal Academy Collection at the end of the exhibition tour.
The exhibition has been organised by The Centre for Drawing at University of the Arts London in collaboration with the gallery at Wimbledon College of Art, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Royal Academy of Arts, London 06 November 2009 31 January 2010
Edinburgh College of Art 26 February 12 March 2010
The Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford, Devon dates to be confirmed