RA Summer Show 2019

10 Jun 2019 – 12 Aug 2019

Regular hours

11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry

£18 (without donation £16). Concessions available. Under-16s go free with a fee-paying adult. Free for Friends of the RA with no booking required.

Royal Academy of Arts

London, United Kingdom


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Following last year’s record-breaking 250th Summer Exhibition, our annual celebration of art and creativity continues in 2019.


Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show and brings together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent. Around 1,500 works will be on display, most of them for the first time.

This year, acclaimed British painter Jock McFadyen RA will take the mantle from Grayson Perry to co-ordinate the 251st Summer Exhibition. Highlights will include an animal-themed ‘menagerie’ in the Central Hall, with works by artists including Polly Morgan, Charles Avery and Mat Collishaw. Artist sisters Jane and Louise Wilson RA will curate two galleries, one of which will showcase work exploring light and time. Further artists exhibiting include Jeremy Deller, Marcus Harvey and Tracey Emin RA, and Honorary Academicians Anselm Kiefer, James Turrell and Wim Wenders.

Outside the galleries, international artist Thomas Houseago will take over the RA’s courtyard with a group of large-scale sculptural works, and the exhibition will spill out into nearby Bond Street with a colourful installation of flags featuring work by Michael Craig-Martin RA.

As always, most of the artworks will be for sale with proceeds helping to fund the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including educating the next generation of artists in the RA Schools.

Exhibiting artists

Jane and Louise Wilson

Wim Wenders

James Turrell

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

Alison Stirling

Alison Stirling

Charles Avery

Jeremy Deller

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

Marcus Harvey

Beverley Isaacs

Beverley Isaacs

Polly Morgan

Thomas Houseago

Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin

Mat Collishaw


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