Summer Exhibition 2018

Royal Academy of Arts

12 June – 19 August 2018

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Celebrate the world's largest and longest-running open-submission exhibition in its 250th year.

Installation view of Summer Exhibition 2017

To mark the anniversary, this year's exhibition will be coordinated by Grayson Perry RA.

The world’s largest open-submission contemporary art show provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience. The exhibition comprises a range of media from painting, printmaking and photography to sculpture, architecture and film.

As always, most of the work is for sale, giving visitors the opportunity to buy original pieces at the forefront of the contemporary art scene.

Venue information

Opening times

Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm Fri, 10am – 10pm Closed 23 Jun, 24 – 26 Dec

Please visit for special late openings:

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