Curated by Grayson Perry
12 June - 19 August 2018
Royal Academy | Burlington House | Piccadilly | London | W1J 0BD
Held without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums and genres by emerging and established artists – and this year's 250th anniversary edition is curated by Grayson Perry.
Running continuously for 250 years, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition – which means that anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. In this celebratory anniversary year, the exhibition will be coordinated by Grayson Perry RA, and will be the biggest in its history, spilling out from the main galleries across our newly expanded cultural campus.
The works in the Summer Exhibition are selected and hung by Royal Academicians – who also exhibit works in the exhibition, creating an eclectic mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors. In previous years, nearly two thirds of the exhibits were by non-Academicians. Prizes are awarded and art works are for sale to benefit the RA Charity and support its educational programme.
I-phone images taken on artist's 'Varnishing Day' and the opening of the 250th Summer Exhibition...
By Johnathan Jones, The Guardian 5 June 2018