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Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Time 10:00
Date 21/08/22
Price £22

An explosion of colour in the galleries, drinks in the courtyard and artist-designed flags flying down London’s iconic Piccadilly – it’s summer at the RA.

21 June — 21 August 2022

Summer at the RA is not just a time of year, it’s the world’s most joyful art experience. Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition showcases art in all forms, from prints, painting, film and photography, to architectural works and sculpture by invited artists, Royal Academicians and emerging talent.

After two years in winter, it’s back where it should be. The theme chosen by the exhibition’s coordinator, Alison Wilding RA, is ‘Climate’. Whether as a crisis or opportunity, or simply our everyday experience, it is an all-embracing subject.

Whether you’re an experience seeker, a budding art collector or a culture-craving family, we know you’ll find the art for you: the exhibition features two rooms of prints selected by Grayson Perry RA, a structure made of elephant dung bricks, and new work by the Singh Twins. Outside this year is a large-scale immersive installation bringing nature and water to the courtyard, by Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias.

Most of the works are available to buy, and proceeds from the Summer Exhibition directly support the exhibiting artists and the RA’s charitable work, including training the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.
COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy of Arts on date of your choice between 29 June and 21 August.

To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. PLUS - please suggest two dates and times when you'd like to attend. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Each year an artist co-ordinator is chosen to direct the RA Summer Exhibition show. Who is the co-ordinator for 2022?
A: .1
) Alison Wilding .2) Grayson Perry .3) The Singh Twins .4) Cristina Iglesias

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