Summer Exhibition 2012

The world's largest open submission contemporary show is 244 years young, and this year pays homage to Matisse's The Red Studio.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012, view of the Central Hall Photo courtesy of John Bodkin

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012, view of the Central Hall

The Gallery will host a riot of colour and Gallery III, the main space, will be hung with smaller works, chosen by Tess Jaray RA.

The world's largest open submission contemporary show is 244 years young, and this year pays homage to Matisse's The Red Studio. The Gallery will host a riot of colour and Gallery III, the main space, will be hung with smaller works, chosen by Tess Jaray RA.

Further highlights include a video room dedicated to the work of Jayne Parker and a gallery of Scottish and Irish artists arranged by Barbara Rae RA. Big names to invited to display works this year include Michael Craig-Martin RA, Michael Landy RA, Tracey Emin RA, Ken Howard RA, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Raqib Shaw, Calum Innes and Keith Coventry.


Venue details

Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BD 020 7300 8000 www.royalacademy.org.uk

Entry details

Reduced price entry with National Art Pass – £8 (standard entry £10)

Sat – Thur, 10am – 6pm (last admission to galleries 5.30pm)
Friday 10am – 10pm (last admission to galleries 9.30pm)

What the critics say

the-telegraph

This is the pleasure of the Summer Exhibition: to browse the galleries slowly and follow one's nose.


the-guardian

2012 show includes wave of tiny works from Turner prize winners and amateurs including some young Afghan artists