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Summer Exhibition 2022: two-minute tour

Published 21 July 2022

Take a quick trip through the 1,500 works on display in this year’s climate-themed show.

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    With almost 1,500 works across over 3,000 square metres, step inside the RA’s Main Galleries for a quick zip around the Summer Exhibition 2022.

    This year’s theme chosen by the exhibition’s coordinator, Alison Wilding RA, is ‘Climate’.

    The exhibition begins outside, where a large-scale immersive installation by Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias brings nature and water to the courtyard.

    Inside, the artworks are spread over 11 rooms, including two galleries of prints selected by Grayson Perry RA.

    If you want a longer look at the exhibition then don’t worry – we’re putting the finishing touches to an extended tour which will be online soon.

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

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      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