Forget Spring - Summer is definitely in the air at the RA. As London basks in an unseasonal warm spell, how appropriate that the first Summer Exhibition entries have started to arrive.
Monday was the first day of hand-in, and brought artists from up and down the country and even further afield to the RA, each hopeful of a chance to exhibit in the world's largest open-submission contemporary art exhibition.
Each year more than 100 first time open submission artists are exhibited in the show. Approximately 1,200 works are exhibited each year, and almost two thirds of those works are by non-Academicians.
In the video above, a few of this year's entrants tell us how they feel about the Summer Exhibition and introduce the work they're submitting.