Royal Academy of Arts - Mavericks Exhibition

+ Project Description

In 2017 we were commissioned by The Royal Academy of Arts to design their Mavericks exhibition, displaying the work of twelve maverick architects over history. The concept used for the Mavericks exhibition was a simple timeline spanning 500 years setting these nonconformist and original designers in context to contemplate on the impact of their work. The display stretched from the western exhibition room across to the eastern exhibition room.

The timeline was created from a series of dot constellations of various sizes that were plotted to a specific timeframe. This exhibition design emerged from our analysis of the existing holes in the wall of the eastern room created from previous exhibitions. We carefully mapped these holes to re-use them thereby minimising damage to the wall and creating a palimpsest of earlier displays. The result was a fluid timeline reflecting on the ingenuity of the architects being honoured.

Status: Completed

Location: London

Client: The Royal Academy of Arts