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SUMMER EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

Insight Investment hosted the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of arts, attending the preview evening my brief was to document the evening...
12/06/2019
Run without interruption since 1769, the exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show and brings together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.
This year, acclaimed British painter Jock Mcfadyen takes the mantle from Grayson Perry to co-ordinate the 251st Summer Exhibition. Over 1,500 works are on display, most of them for the first time.

Highlights include an animal-themed ‘menagerie’ in the Central Hall, with works by artists including Polly Morgan, Charles Avery, Banksy and Mat Collishaw. Artist sisters Jane and Louise Wilson have curated two galleries, one of which showcases work exploring light and time. Further artists exhibiting include Jeremy Deller, Marcus Harvey, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.

I love covering this event as the work on display couldn’t be any more diverse, ranging from paintings, sculptures and architectural models plus an eclectic mix of media from unknown to well established artists.