Summer Exhibition 2023

13 June — 20 August 2023

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The world’s largest open submission exhibition is back, featuring work in every medium imaginable.

The Summer Exhibition is our annual celebration of art and artists, run without interruption since 1769. Anyone can submit their work and – if your work is selected by our panel of artists – it will go on display in our Main Galleries.

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

The Summer Exhibition shows every imaginable medium – from prints, paintings, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent. Most of the works are available to buy and sales from the Summer Exhibition directly support the exhibiting artists and the RA’s charitable work, including training the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.

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


13 June — 20 August 2023

Tues–Sun: 10am–6pm
Fri: 10am–9pm

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