Gillian Ayres ‘High Summer World of Light’, 2009

The Royal Academy of Arts hosts its annual exhibition this year from 14th June – 22 August – always a summer highlight. As ever the Summer Exhibition celebrates the best of British Art in a variety of media: architecture, photography, printmaking, painting and sculpture.
Due to celebrate its 242nd outing this year, the event is the world’s largest open-submission contemporary art show, making this a fantastic opportunity to see an eclectic collection of contemporary art. Over 11,000 applicants enter each year. As usual, the exhibition will feature work by Academicians and honorary Royal Academicians and include new work by Ed Ruscha, Antoni Tapies, Tracey Emin and Michael Craig-Martin. Fiona Rae will be curating an invited room within the exhibition.
Approximately 1,200 pieces will be chosen for the exhibit of which the majority will be for sale, a rare chance for the public to purchase original artwork by high profile and up-and-coming artists.
Previous winners have included David Hockney and the Chapman Brothers, confirming the exhibition as a unique and prominent platform for showcasing emerging and established artists of our generation.

Small Weston Room

Frank Nitsche ‘DSY- 19- 2009’, 2009


Antoni Tapies, Chapman Brothers, David Hockney, Fiona Rae, Frank Nitsche, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010, Tracey Emin,