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Summer Exhibition 2015

Summer Exhibition 2015

Get ready to discover your new favourite artist as we head into a summer of colour at the RA. From painting to installation art, you’ll find it all at the Summer Exhibition.

For 247 years, the Summer Exhibition has offered a snapshot of contemporary art – and this year promises a riot of colour, variety and discovery with over 1,200 works spilling out from our 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. His distinctive creative vision promises room after room bursting with variety, colour and remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists – all handpicked from over 12,000 entries.

Photography is not permitted within the gallery.

All mobile phones must be switched off.

Bags must be no larger than 280mm width by 380mm height and 400mm depth. Bags may also be subject to search.

Get ready to discover your new favourite artist as we head into a summer of colour at the RA. From painting to installation art, you’ll find it all at the Summer Exhibition.

For 247 years, the Summer Exhibition has offered a snapshot of contemporary art – and this year promises a riot of colour, variety and discovery with over 1,200 works spilling out from our 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. His distinctive creative vision promises room after room bursting with variety, colour and remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists – all handpicked from over 12,000 entries.

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 us to continue the free tuition that we have offered for nearly 250 years.

With everything from painting, printmaking and sculpture through to installation, photography and film, this is a show unlike any other. We hope you’ll join us for a vibrant summer of colour.


Royal Academy of Arts - How to get there?

Address:

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Nearest Tube Station:

Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

Directions from nearest tube:

Exit the station on to Piccadilly. Follow signs for Piccadilly Circus, and the Academy is on the left hand side.

Tube Lines:

Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria

Railway Station:

London Victoria

Bus Numbers:

14, 19, 22, 38

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Booking Dates

Attraction Opened: 08-Jul-2015
Booking Until: 16-Aug-2015

Opening Times

10am – 6pm Saturday to Thursday

10am – 10pm Fridays

Age Restrictions

Under 16's go free.