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Leading British artist and influential teacher, Michael Craig-Martin CBE RA, this year’s co-ordinator of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, has focused on a new layout of the Main Galleries, where rooms are characterised by vibrant colours. Craig-Martin also invited the Turner Prize nominated artist, Jim Lambie, to create a signature, multi-coloured installation for the RA’s main staircase leading up to the Summer Exhibition and Liam Gillick to create a site-specific work for the Central Hall. As co-ordinator of the Summer Exhibition Craig-Martin decided to focus on a significant number of mature artists whose work he has long admired to exhibit works this year, some of whom have balanced work as artists with distinguished teaching careers. They include Vanessa Jackson (RA Schools), Stephen Buckley (University of Reading), Jon Thompson (Goldsmiths) and John

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