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Richard Slee | The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects

June 30, 2017

Hales is delighted to announce the inclusion of works by Richard Slee in Somerset's House upcoming exhibition The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects.

 

The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects takes inspiration from Somerset House’s own real-life history. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Somerset House was the home to the country’s greatest learned societies, including the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Arts. Society members would come together in the new ‘national building’ to discuss advancements and discoveries in their various fields. This exhibition mirrors that same sense of discovery and inquisitiveness and, by placing the designers’ fantastical objects within the story and setting of a Learned Society, will explore different ways of engaging with commonplace objects through creative design.

 


 

Richard Slee
The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects

Somerset House

Terrace Rooms, South Wing
WC2R 1LA

 

5 July - 3 September 

 

For more information please click here.