The theme of this year’s exhibition is “multiples”.
3 new etchings by Ian Ritchie – RSC Courtyard Theatre, Rocket Junction, Liverpool, and France-Japan Monument are exhibited. Also on show is a specially commissioned large, illuminated model of the Leipzig Glass Hall which was designed in 1992 and completed in 1995. It is the largest glass hall in the world – it is a vault of suspended colourless glass 275m long, 80m wide and nearly 30m high. It has a few elements that are repeated thousands of times.
The 96pp colour publication (1997) by Ellipsis: The Biggest Glass Hall in the World, written by Ian Ritchie with an introduction by Ingerid Helsing Almaas will be available at Royal Academy shop during the exhibition.