2022 online exhibition now open

From sausage dogs to human sardines, beating hearts and blooming books, the artists featured in the fourth year of the Young Artists’ Summer Show have astounded us once again.

More than 21,000 students participated this year, thanks to the commitment of teachers, parents and guardians who are championing the role of art in education. Our judges were overwhelmed by the passion, insight and skill in the artworks they saw, and all expressed how difficult it was selecting the 519 artworks now exhibited online.

Rebecca Salter, President of the RA, has awarded a variety of prizes to this year’s artists and you can vote for your favourite artworks in our annual People’s Choice Award.

Made by students aged 4–19 across the UK, this exhibition is a showcase and celebration of the imagination and creativity of young artists.

Take a look

Now on free display at the RA

Want to be dazzled by the talent of young artists? Head to Mayfair to see a selection of nearly 300 artworks on free display at the RA from 19 July until 14 August 2022. Come explore some of the drawings, paintings, photographs, video and sculpture chosen for the Young Artists’ Summer Show.

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