BBC’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Shown 2007

BBC TWO collaborate with the Royal Academy to produce three one-hour programmes documenting the Summer Exhibition 2007.


Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, a graduate of Camberwell School of Art, is the main presenter of the series; joined by financial guru and art collector Alvin Hall and a panel of three experts – David Mach RA, Sacha Craddock and Miranda Sawyer.

They act as a guide to the exhibition for the viewer, and will highlight ‘must-see’ works for anyone planning to visit.

Llewelyn-Bowen was delighted to present the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the second year.

“For me it’s always been one of the most important cultural events of the British summer and this year’s programme will really give the audience a sense of being there, amongst the art,” he says.

“There’s always so much to see and for 2007 the exhibition has, I feel, never been more energetic, creative and inspiring.”



Sweeney’s first works were sold at the Royal Academy in 2007. He has since created various one off pieces for prestigious exhibitions including the highly respected Eaton Terrace Gallery in Belgravia, to corporate commissions at BAA Stansted Airport. A colourful past and method-acting career inspires Sweeney’s sculptures, specifically his study of the Laban technique. This understanding of the negative space surrounding an object and the pressures found moving through it feed energy and drama into his work. A meticulous finishing process follows which reflects the artist’s personal journey and obsession. The result brings a totally unique sensation from the interplay of colour, reflection and form on their tactile surfaces. Featured on the BBC’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Show and the RA Illustrated Catalogue, BBC Essex Radio and now BBC’s ‘Look East’ are documenting the commission and installation of a Sweeney sculpture at the Burlington club in Mayfair.

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