Summer Exhibition 2021

Yinka Shonibare room at Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show 2017

Run without interruption since 1769 – yes, even in 2020 – the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission art show. It brings together art in all mediums, from prints, paintings, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and more by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

Most of the works are available to buy and the Summer Exhibition directly support artists and the RA. Income from the Summer Exhibition helps both the exhibiting artists and the not-for-profit work of the RA.

This year, the Summer Exhibition will be coordinated by renowned artist Yinka Shonibare RA. The exhibition will explore the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’ and celebrate the joy of creating art.

Yinka Shonibare will be working with a committee of Royal Academicians, chaired by the President of the Royal Academy, Rebecca Salter. The members of the 2021 Summer Exhibition committee will be Tony Bevan, Vanessa Jackson, Mali Morris, Humphrey Ocean, Eva Rothschild, Bob and Roberta Smith, Emma Stibbon and David Adjaye.

Duration 22 September 2021 - 02 January 2022
Times Tues–Sun: 10am–6pm
Cost £20–22. Concessions available - Everyone, including Friends of the RA members, must book a ticket before arriving.
Venue Royal Academy of Arts
Address Burlington House, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1J 0BD
Contact / /