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The Artists of the Summer Exhibition 2022

Published 5 July 2022

Meet some of the artists from this year’s show and find out more about their work and their feelings on the theme of Climate.

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    This year, the Summer Exhibition explores the theme of Climate. We talked some of the artists about how they approached the subject and how it feels to be on show at the Royal Academy.

    We caught up with them on Non-Members Varnishing Day, a first chance for the artists of the Summer Exhibition to see their works on display.

    Originally it was the day when artists would put the finishing touches to their works within the galleries. Now it’s a day of celebration that we share with those who have been selected for the exhibition.

    This year is the 254th Summer Exhibition with more than 1400 works on show. It is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show which has taken place every year without interruption since 1769.

    • Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 21 June – 21 August 2022

      Visit the Summer Exhibition 2022

      Summer at the RA is not just a time of year, it’s the world’s most joyful art experience.

      Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms, from prints, painting, film and photography, to architectural works and sculpture by invited artists, Royal Academicians and emerging talent.


    • Buy art from the Summer Exhibition online

      Summer Exhibition Explorer

      Browse and buy from the almost 1,500 works featured in this year’s show. You can explore edits of prints, painting and photography, or search for your favourite artist.

      Pieces start from as little as £25, so there’s no better time to start your own art collection.

      Installation view of the Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 21 June – 21 August 2022