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Young Artists’ Summer Show

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

14 Jul — 4 Aug 2019

The RA is a living, breathing academy that supports artists young and old. Curated by Bob and Roberta Smith RA and taking its inspiration from the Summer Exhibition, this vibrant display showcases work by young artists from across the UK and beyond.

Since 1768 the Summer Exhibition has welcomed artists to submit their work. This year, the very first Young Artists’ Summer Show called on talented primary and secondary students across the UK to send us their artwork for a chance to have it displayed online and at the Royal Academy. We received more than 6200 artwork submissions from young artists aged 7 to 19.

Witness the vast array of talent at this extravaganza of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video works in the Clore Learning Centre this summer. With 139 artworks by 135 artists the first display at the Royal Academy of Arts is an unprecedented chance for you to encounter work by a diverse and talented group of promising young artists.

14 July — 4 August 2019

Daily 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm

Free, no booking required.

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts