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The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Winter Exhibition


You can still browse all the Summer Exhibition artworks here

Explore handpicked artworks from this year’s show

Inside the Summer Exhibition with Yinka Shonibare

This year, Yinka Shonibare RA coordinated the Summer Exhibition under the theme 'Reclaiming Magic'. In this short video he tells us more about his inspiration for the show.

Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy

What is the Summer Exhibition?

Held without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition displays works in a variety of mediums and genres.

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.

Most of the art in the show is for sale and purchases help raise money for the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including educating the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.