Principal Lecturer Philippa Lawrence has two works on show in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show. Grayson Perry RA co-ordinates the biggest, brightest and most colourful Summer Exhibition yet, in the 250th annual celebration of “art made now”.
Each summer the Royal Academy galleries are jam-packed with contemporary art made by internationally renowned artists and exciting new talent. This year, Grayson Perry RA and his committee of fellow artists handpicked over 1,300 artworks in an array of mediums.
There is a monumental sculpture by Anish Kapoor RA in the courtyard, and within the galleries new works by David Hockney RA and Joana Vasconcelos. Artists Mona Hatoum and Tal R are shown alongside Royal Academicians including Wolfgang Tillmans, Mike Nelson, Tracey Emin and Rose Wylie, and Honorary Academicians Bruce Nauman and Ed Ruscha.
The exhibition extends across a newly-expanded cultural campus, with prints on display in The Sackler Wing of Galleries and a “room of humour” in the new Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery featuring David Shrigley and Martin Parr. The art extravaganza even spills out into the streets of London’s West End, with an installation of over 200 flags designed by Royal Academicians.