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Young Artists’ Summer Show 2022

Clore Learning Centre

19 Jul — 14 Aug 2022

From sausage dogs to human sardines, beating hearts and blooming books, the artists featured in the fourth year of the Young Artists’ Summer Show have astounded us once again.

Artists are at the heart of everything we do at the Royal Academy of Arts – we’ve been championing them since 1768 and firmly believe in nurturing young talent and celebrating the next generation of artists.

Now in its fourth year, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for students aged 4–19 studying in the UK. Artworks are judged by a panel of passionate artists and arts professionals, with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts.

More than 21,000 students participated this year, thanks to the commitment of teachers, parents and guardians who are championing the role of art in education. Our judges were overwhelmed by the passion, insight and skill in the artworks they saw, and all expressed how difficult it was selecting the artworks exhibited.

Rebecca Salter, President of the RA, has awarded a variety of prizes to this year’s artists and you can vote for your favourite artworks in our annual People’s Choice Award.


Download a catalogue.

19 July — 14 August 2022

Tues – Sun: 10am – 6pm

Admission free

Clore Learning Centre