Summer Exhibition 2017
Everything you’ll see at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture.
The Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show. Now in its 249th year, the Summer Exhibition provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase works across painting and printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.
The Summer Exhibition attracts a high volume of entrants annually, with 12,000 entries received in the 2016 show.
13 June — 20 August 2017
Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm
Main Galleries, Burlington House
Ticket information will be announced later in 2017
Entry to the Summer Exhibition 2017
For the first round of the selection process, artists are asked to submit digital photographs of their work online. For the next stage of the application process, judges will shortlist up to 4,000 entries to be delivered to the Academy for a second round.
Each year, we accept 12,000 entries, which is in line with the upper limit of submissions we’ve received in previous years.