at the Royal Academy, London
(8 June – 16 August 2015)
I was delighted to have my etching ‘Scarborough’ selected for the Summer Exhibition in 2015. The entire edition was sold out during the course of the show.
“The Summer Exhibition has never looked so impressive” – The Times
“A bastion of the English cultural summer” – The Telegraph
“It’s the best Summer Exhibition I have seen” – Evening Standard
For 247 years, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has offered a snapshot of contemporary art – and this year’s exhibition is a riot of colour, variety and discovery with over 1,100 works spilling out from our galleries.
In the courtyard, visitors are confronted by a towering formation of steel ‘clouds’, created by Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross, before Jim Lambie’s kaleidoscopic stairs lead up to the Main Galleries.
This year, the exhibition is co-ordinated by Michael Craig-Martin RA – a leading artist of his generation and the teacher who nurtured the talents of Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. His distinctive creative vision has resulted in room after room bursting with variety, colour and remarkable new work by leading and emerging artists – all handpicked from over 12,000 entries.
The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open-submission exhibition: its earliest exhibitors included the likes of Reynolds, Constable and Turner.