GAvA at Mall
The next exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London is the Guild of Aviation Artists (GAvA) Aviation Paintings of the Year, which opens on 17 July and zooms along until 22 July (CLICK). This is another free show amid all the overpriced rubbish commissioned for the London 2012 Festival, and it's good to know the UK still has top-flight artists making a living creating great art without the need for taxpayer subsidies. Above is A Lot of Hot Air by Roy Huxley GAvA. Terrific. This is the world's largest annual exhibition of aviation art with over 450 original works on display. Dramatic paintings of historic aeroplanes, dogfights from World War I and the latest civil and military subjects will be shown. (CLICK for more GAvA pictures.) During the show there will be daily painting demonstrations by Guild artists. On Thursday 19 July there will be Walkabout Critiques, from noon to 2pm and from 6pm to 8pm. Highly recommended.