Summer Exhibition 2024
18 June - 18 August 2024
Main Galleries | Burlington House
Friends of the RA go free
The world’s largest open submission exhibition will return in 2024. Join us for our annual celebration of art in all forms.
Held every year without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases a diverse array of contemporary works, including prints, paintings, films, photography, sculpture, and architectural works.
This year’s show, coordinated by sculptor Ann Christopher RA, makes space for the best work by open-submission artists and Royal Academicians. The mix of art by household names and emerging talent is what makes the Summer Exhibition the UK’s best-loved art show.
Many works will be available to buy and sales will directly support the exhibiting artists and the RA’s charitable work, including training the next generation of artists at the Royal Academy Schools.
I plan to explore the idea of making space, whether giving space or taking space. This can be interpreted in various ways: to make space can mean openness – making space for something or someone, also making space between things.
Ann Christopher RA, coordinator of the Summer Exhibition 2024
Enter your work
into the Summer Exhibition
Artwork forms were capped at 16,500. All of the available artwork forms have now been sold. If you have already purchased an artwork form, please be sure to submit it before 23:59 (GMT) on Tuesday 13 February.