About the A-level Summer Exhibition Online
(L-R): Curators Pio Abad, Andrea Tarsia and Grayson Perry RA © Royal Academy of Arts
This is the only online exhibition in the UK for secondary-school students at A level. It is live on this website from 4 June to 12 August 2010, showing at the same time as the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, the world’s largest open-submission contemporary art show.
All students currently studying A levels, IB or Higher and attending secondary schools and sixth-form colleges in the UK are eligible to enter. Over 1,450 artworks were submitted this year from schools across the UK.
The exhibition has been curated from a shortlist by Royal Academician Grayson Perry, RA Head of Exhibition Management Andrea Tarsia, and third-year RA Schools student Pio Abad.
'I was surprised by the sophistication and diversity of techniques and approaches in the A level art but the classic themes of teenage angst remain thankfully little changed. '
- Grayson Perry RA
'Our final selection testifies to the strength and the diversity of the work that was submitted for the exhibition. There was a lot of humour and a good grasp of how the absurdity of contemporary life can lend itself to good art, which is very well reflected in the titles we have chosen for each room. It's exciting to think that these are the students that will be defining contemporary art in the future.'
- Pio Abad, RA Schools student
The Royal Academy of Arts is unique among art institutions in that it is run by artists and architects. With its programme of loan exhibitions, postgraduate art school on site and library and collection, the Royal Academy is a fascinating resource for a new generation of aspiring young artists.
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