We are celebrating the 150th anniversary with a special exhibition in the galleries and rooms of the palace. Trailblazers celebrates the bold imagination of participants from the rich history of the Royal Award.
Guest curators Mirjam Westen and Richard Kofi invited seventeen former participants in the Award (1980–2020) to exhibit their work. They are trailblazers, who interrogate, stretch, disrupt and reconstruct the boundaries of painting. Each one approaches form, material, imagination and subject matter in his or her own innovative way. They exemplify the way in which the Award encourages artists to find their own style.