Ian Davenport, Pale Blue/Lilac Duplex Colorplan, 2013.

Etching with chine collé on Hahnemühle Bright White 300 gsm paper. Paper 116.0 x 112.5 cm / Image 98.5 x 96.5 cm. ©Ian Davenport. Courtesy Alan Cristea Gallery.

Summer Exhibition 2014

Discover the new. Discover the now.

9 June — 17 August 2014

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Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture.

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Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm


9 June — 17 August

Main Galleries, Burlington House

£13.50 (without donation £12). Concessions available. Friends of the RA and under 16s go free.

This is the world’s largest open entry exhibition and we’ve been holding it for nearly 250 years – that’s nine British monarchies, 43 US Presidents, two World Wars and more than 50 British Prime Ministers. Throughout that time, the Summer Exhibition has remained a powerful barometer of the art of each age. And the same simple premise has always applied – anyone can enter and all of the works are chosen by leading artists.

The sheer variety of work presented each year is what makes the Summer Exhibition an annual highlight of the cultural calendar. This year, you can explore the black and white room curated by Cornelia Parker, see what our new RAs Thomas Heatherwick and Bob and Roberta Smith have in store and, as ever, view hundreds of other works by people who may yet become your new favourite artists. Who will you discover?