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From the mountains of rural China to the heart of London, join the RA in creating an incredible piece of public art with Ai Weiwei.
From the mountains of rural China to the heart of London, join the RA in creating an incredible piece of public art with Ai Weiwei.
1,319 backers pledged £123,577 to help bring this project to life.

It's underway...

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We couldn't be more excited at Burlington House: the installation of Tree has begun!  

To thank you for your backing, we'll bring you updates and behind-the-scenes footage as the exhibition takes shape. 

One down, seven to go...
One down, seven to go...

 Inside the galleries, work is underway too.  Those who were able to visit our last exhibition, the world-renowned Summer Exhibition, will be familiar with the saturated pink walls that the co-ordinator Michael Craig-Martin RA chose as his backdrop.  Ai Weiwei has chosen a more restrained white, so the painters have been in... 

Goodbye Summer Exhibition... Hello Ai Weiwei!
Goodbye Summer Exhibition... Hello Ai Weiwei!

And the pieces have arrived for the installation of Straight, the heaviest work we've ever installed at the RA. See more about this work on our YouTube channel.

Steel rebars which form part of Straight
Steel rebars which form part of Straight

 There's much more to share with you - but in the meantime, we'd encourage you to respond to our surveys to make sure we can fulfil your rewards properly.  

And watch this space...

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      Michele Biety on

      Wouldn't it be great if the backers could come to one of the private views with the artist!! please.