Summer Exhibition 2016

13 June — 21 August 2016

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★★★★

"The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition feels fresh" – The Times

"Eclectic, whimsical chaos" – The Telegraph

Discover exciting new talent alongside established stars of the art world at the annual Summer Exhibition. With over 1,200 works showcasing everything from watercolour paintings to videos and photography there is something for everyone.

“The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition feels fresh” – The Times

“Eclectic, whimsical chaos” – The Telegraph

In the words of co-ordinator Richard Wilson RA, this year’s edition of the Summer Exhibition is “unpredictable, stimulating and startling.”

Famous as the world’s largest open submission show, there are certain things the Summer Exhibition delivers on every single year: a panorama of art in all mediums, a remarkable mixture of emerging artists and household names, and more to see and explore than any other exhibition you’re likely to visit this year.

Keep a particular look out for work by some of the art world’s most successful artistic duos – specially invited by Richard Wilson RA – whose work is dispersed throughout. Highlights include a large-scale suspended kite sculpture by Heather and Ivan Morison, sculpture by brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, and an atmospheric photographic installation from Jane and Louise Wilson.

As in previous years, most works are for sale, giving you the opportunity to own original artworks by leading artists of today and tomorrow. And, crucially, proceeds allow us to continue providing, free, world-class postgraduate tuition in the RA Schools.

Please note, this exhibition contains some adult content.

Join in with the hashtag #RASummer on Twitter and Instagram

13 June — 21 August 2016

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

Main Galleries

£13.50 (without donation £12). Concessions available. Friends of the RA, and under 16s when with a fee-paying adult, go free.

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