Royal Academy of Arts Launches Summer Exhibition 2023

Art overflowing into the streets of Piccadilly, drinks with friends in the Main Galleries, finding the perfect painting and even taking it home — it’s the Summer Exhibition.

Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition is RA's annual celebration of art and artists.

This year, renowned British painter David Remfry RA takes the reins as exhibition co-ordinator. Remfry’s Summer Exhibition explores the theme Only Connect, taken from the famous quote in Howards End by E.M. Forster.

Among the 1,614 featured works you will find towering sculptures by the late Phyllida Barlow RA, Richard Malone’s dramatic mobile installation in the Wohl Central Hall, and a witty painting by comedian Joe Lycett. Plus pieces by Tracey Emin RA, Hew Locke RA, Barbara Walker RA, Gavin Turk, Lindsey Mendick, Caroline Walker and much, much more.

Most of the works are available to buy, and sales from the Summer Exhibition support the exhibiting artists and the RA's charitable work, including training the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.

Their Friends preview days take place on 9 June, 10am–9pm and 10–11 June, 10am-6pm.


When: 13 June - 20 August 2023

Where: Main Galleries | Burlington House

Tickets £22–24.50(including donation)

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