Richard Wilson, leading British sculptor and Royal Academician, is set to make his mark on a 248-year-old institution
"In the words of co-ordinator Richard Wilson RA, this year’s edition of the Summer Exhibition is set to be “unpredictable, stimulating and startling.”
Famous as the world’s largest open submission show, there are certain things the Summer Exhibition delivers on every single year: a panorama of art in all mediums, a remarkable mixture of emerging artists and household names, and more to see and explore than any other exhibition you’re likely to visit this year.
Keep a particular look out for work by some of the art world’s most successful artistic duos – specially invited by Richard Wilson RA – whose work will be dispersed throughout. Highlights include a large-scale suspended kite sculpture by Heather and Ivan Morison, sculpture by brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, and an atmospheric photographic installation from Jane and Louise Wilson.
As in previous years, most works will be for sale, giving you the opportunity to own original artworks by leading artists of today and tomorrow. And, crucially, proceeds allow us to continue providing, free, world-class postgraduate tuition in the RA Schools.
This season the RA is opening late on Fridays and Saturdays during the run of the Summer Exhibition. Visit one of our shows at night, sample a cocktail from one of our many bars or simply soak up the evening ambience in our Courtyard."