Damien Hirst Sculpture Arrives at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol

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BRISTOL.- A giant outdoor landmark sculpture by Damien Hirst, a celebration of Mary Fedden, sculptures and drawings by Elisabeth Frink, Japanese-inspired paintings from Lisa Milroy, and in a double-bill: new work from Jack Vettriano and black and white photographs from Jeannette Jones, feature in the 2011 summer programme of Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. Not since the infamous Bristol graffiti exhibition ‘Crimes of Passion’ in 2009 and the major architectural dome extension of 1914 has the RWA had such an eye-turning addition to the front of the building. For a year from 6 June 2011, Charity – Damien Hirst’s twenty-two foot high painted bronze statue based on the 1970s Spastic Society’s charity box – will stand on the RWA’s forecourt as a monumental and epic comment on social injustice. Celebration (6 –26 June & 3 July – 31 August 2011) draws on a lifetime of work from the 1950s to t