For 247 years, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has offered a snapshot of contemporary art – and this year’s exhibition is a riot of colour, variety and discovery with over 1,100 works spilling out from the galleries. This year, the exhibition is co-ordinated by Michael Craig-Martin RA – a leading artist of his generation and the teacher who nurtured the talents of Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst.
The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open-submission exhibition: its earliest exhibitors included the likes of Reynolds, Constable and Turner. With many works in the exhibition on sale, the show also gives you a chance to own some original art while supporting the historic Royal Academy schools; artwork sales help the Royal Academy to continue the free tuition offered for nearly 250 years.
The Summer Exhibition is at the Royal Academy of Arts from 8 June — 16 August 2015.
For more information, please visit the website of the Royal Academy of Arts.
An introduction to the Summer Exhibition 2015: