Almost 250 years ago, the RA’s founding members agreed to hold an “Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Designs … open to all Artists”, to help finance the training of young artists in the Royal Academy Schools. The Royal Academy’s annual summer exhibition is now the largest open submission exhibition in the world hanging over 1,200 works by artists established and lesser-known in the space of just eight days. This year the task of coordinating the exhibition falls to Eileen Cooper, Royal Academician and the Keeper of the Royal Academy who is responsible for supporting and guiding the students.
Don’t miss work by internationally renowned artists Rosemarie Trockel, Julian Schnabel, Hassan Hajjaj, Secundino Hernández, Isaac Julien, Tomoaki Suzuki, Mark Wallinger and Sean Scully RA, as well as submissions by new Royal Academicians including Gilbert & George and David Adjaye. Other highlights include Yinka Shonibare RA’s six metre high colourful wind sculpture in the RA Courtyard, and Farshid Moussavi RA’s unique focus on construction coordination drawings in the Architecture Gallery.
As ever, the majority of the artworks in the summer show are for sale,
|Duration||13 June 2017 - 20 August 2017|
|Times||Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm Friday 10am – 10pm|
|Cost||£15.50 (without donation £14). Concessions available. Friends of the RA, and under 16s when with a fee-paying adult, go free.|
|Venue||Royal Academy of Arts|
|Address||Burlington House, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1J 0BD|
|Contact||/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.royalacademy.org.uk|