THE ROYAL ACADEMY'S
250TH SUMMER EXHIBITION
This year the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years of it’s spectacular annual Summer Exhibition. To mark the occasion, this year’s show, coordinated by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, the Turner-Prize winning Grayson Perry RA, spreads beyond the traditional first floor galleries, spilling out into the newly opened cultural campus and on to the surrounding streets with 250 flags designed by Perry and his fellow Royal Academicians Joe Tilson, Cornelia Parker and Rose Wylie lining Bond Street, Piccadilly and Regent Street.
The largest and longest running open-submission exhibition in the world, the RA displays 1,351 artworks by the great, the good and the unknown. The emerging and established hang side by side with a variety of work in all medias, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. Over 20,000 submissions have been carefully whittled down by Perry and his team to create the biggest, brightest and most colourful show in the academy’s 250 year history.
The exhibition is an endless source of inspiration, a masterclass in curation and a true celebration of Britain's art scene. We were particularly inspired by the innovative way in which the pieces were grouped and displayed, and how the space was curated, with each room appearing to tell a different story. Perry has put together what feels like a very personal collection of objects, something we strive for in all of our projects.
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