NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY” is an established part of the Summer Season and is featured by the National Press, Radio and TV. The Exhibition will show over 800 of the best paintings by artists who have submitted but have been rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition.

“NOT THE ROYAL ACADEMY” is open to the public from 10.00am until 7.30pm (Monday-Saturday) throughout the Summer. Sold paintings may be taken by the purchaser immediately, allowing space for another painting to hang.


Over eight thousand paintings are submitted each year to the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Hundreds of artists receive a rejection slip in the post to say that their work will not be hung in this major show. Only 800 pictures finally make it onto the walls of the Royal Academy.


The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, inspired by the original “Salon Des Refuses” held in Paris in the 19th century, will hang the best of the work submitted to the Royal Academy but not hung. Hundreds of artists bring their work for a further selection process at the Gallery where they will be told “on the spot” whether they have been successful or not. Oils, watercolours and pastels of all sizes pass through the doors of this lively Gallery on the South Bank (opposite the Old Vic Theatre). Every painting is for sale and may be taken by the purchaser immediately, creating space for another painting to be displayed. All paintings will be on show for three weeks after which new work will be hung.

Over the years purchasers have returned again and again, and many have commented that this alternative exhibition contains more original and exciting work! The Gallery is open from 10am until 7.30pm from Monday to Saturday giving the opportunity for everyone to see this regularly changing exhibition.
124-126 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE 1 8LN UK (Opposite the Old Vic Theatre)
Tel: 020 7620 1322/1324 Fax: 020 7928 9469 e-mail
OPEN: Monday – Saturday – 10am to 7.30pm inclusive

NOT The Royal Academy 1st June – 22nd August 2009

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