Sarah Ball is included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019
The 'Summer Exhibition' is the world’s largest open submission art show. Run without interruption since 1769, the show brings together art in all mediums by Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.
For the 2019 Summer Exhibition, acclaimed British painter Jock McFadyen RA took the mantle from Grayson Perry to co-ordinate the 251st Summer Exhibition. Over 1,500 works were on display, most of them for the first time. Highlights included 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 RA curated two galleries, one of which showcases work exploring light and time. Further artists that exhibited include Sarah Ball, Jeremy Deller, Marcus Harvey, Tracey Emin RA, Frank Bowling RA, Antony Gormley RA and Honorary Academicians Anselm Kiefer, James Turrell and Wim Wenders.
Outside the galleries, international artist Thomas Houseago took over the RA’s courtyard with a group of large-scale sculptural works, and the exhibition spilled out into nearby Bond Street with a colourful installation of flags featuring work by Michael Craig-Martin RA.
As always, most of the artworks were for sale with proceeds helping to fund the Academy’s non-profit-making activities, including educating the next generation of artists in the RA Schools.