Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019

Frank Creber (TB-258), Nick Rawcliffe (5-107) and Nick Richards (0-21) are exhibiting in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019.

"The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition – which means that anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. It’s happened every year without fail since 1769, and each year an artist coordinates the exhibition. In 2019 that artist is Jock McFadyen, who takes the mantle from our 2018 coordinator, Grayson Perry RA whose Summer Exhibition marked the Academy’s 250th anniversary. In recent years, the exhibition has featured new works by Royal Academicians, Honorary Academicians and artists, including David Hockney RA, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tracey Emin, Bruce Nauman, Wim Wenders and Ed Ruscha.

The works in the Summer Exhibition are selected and hung by Royal Academicians, who also exhibit works in the exhibition, creating an eclectic mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors. In previous years, nearly two thirds of the exhibits were by non-Academicians, £50,000 worth of prizes was awarded, and over 5,000 works were sold."

Text courtesy Royal Academy website.

Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD. se.royalacademy.org.uk/2019

Images: Nick Rawcliffe, Dark Side; Frank Creber, End of Party & Bird; Nick Richards, Departure, Nick Richards, Crossing, all images courtesy the artists, 2019.