7 June – 15 August 2011
The Royal Academy's annual Summer Exhibition is the world's largest open submission contemporary art show.
Now in its 243rd year, this exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.Playing a significant role is Art Fund trustee Michael Craig-Martin, who is curating one of the largest galleries.The Summer Exhibition attracts a high volume of entrants each year, with over 12,000 entries received this year from 27 countries. The majority of works are for sale, offering visitors an unrivalled opportunity to purchase original artwork by high profile and up-and-coming artists.Michael Craig-Martin's curated room features works by newly elected and established Royal Academicians including Tacita Dean, Gary Hume, Allen Jones, Cornelia Parker, Jenny Saville and Alison Wilding. Craig-Martin has also curated the Wohl Central Hall which greets visitors on arrival with a celebration of photography.Find out more.