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13 June 2014

See the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy

This year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy opened on Monday, the latest in a series of summer exhibitions that began in 1769, and nearly 250 years later is the world’s largest open entry exhibition. Whilst your author has not yet visited, we are told that a variety of works have been whittled down from 12,000 submitted art works to 1,200, and are as usual pleasingly packed into limited wall and floor space in the galleries, which usually makes visiting an exciting experience, as it can feel like you might notice something that others don't.

Anyone can enter if they think their work is good enough and last year around 70% of exhibits were by artists who are not members of the Academy, so if this year's exhibition inspires you enough you can even consider entering yourself next year. There is even a chance to win the Charles Wollaston Award won previously by the likes of Jake and Dinos Chapman and David Hockney.

For more, see http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/summer-exhibition

^Picture © Herry Lawford used under a Creative Commons license^

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