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This year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is another excellent showcase of established and new talent, and we're delighted to see several artists from our regular collections as part of the exhibits! Read on to see who was selected to exhibit at The Royal Academy this year!

Mychael Barratt

Mychael Barrat is a painter and printmaker whose detailed work is often as narrative as it is visual. His work is steeped in imagery relating to art history, literature, theatre and everything else that overfills his bookshelves.

Mychael is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 2013 was elected President. He was also an artist in residence for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director. His work is held in many collections including the Ashmolean Museum, V&A Museum, the British Library and the Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary Art.

A firm favourite among art-lovers, Mychael's featured work in the RA Summer Exhibition is an homage to the intriguing landscape of Dungeness.

Dungeness by Mychael Barratt at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Parallel by Ade Adesina at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Ade Adesina

Our forthcoming Winter Showcase artist, Ade Adesina describes himself as a "traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor with a modern twist" working mostly with woodcarving, linocut, etching, and oil.

Ade combines his African cultural roots with his experience of British culture, producing work that makes people reflect on the past, present and the future and particularly ideas around ecology and the effect of the human footprint on the planet.

Ade's 'Parallel' print was selected to be part of the Summer Exhibition this year. We'll be welcoming Ade in November, and you can register for a preview of his collection below!

Tim Southall

Tim is a painter / printmaker working in oils on canvas and paper, etching and silkscreen. Most of his work is made at his studio in southern Spain.

A graduate of Northumbria University and the Royal College of Art, Tim makes work that is a response to the world, taking inspiration from the rural environment in which he lives and works. He attempts to describe the oldest classical themes with a modern voice and in the process, express something fresh and exciting.

Danse Macabre was selected for the Royal Academy exhibition this year.

Danse Macabre by Tim Southall at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Hepworth's Garden II by Trevor Price at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Trevor Price

Trevor Price specialises in drypoints and etchings, handmade and printed by the artist from his studios in St. Ives and Bermondsey, south London. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (since 1992) and the Vice President 2013 - 2018.

Having held over 50 solo and 2-person exhibitions, his work is in collections which include His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, the V & A Museum, Ashmolean Museum, FitzWilliam Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art (China) and Yinchuan Contemporary Art Museum (China).

Hepworth's Garden II was selected to be part of the Summer Exhibition this year.

Michelle Barratt

Michelle's 'Unite' painting was actually selected in 2021, but has just arrived as part of a new collection of original paintings from first-time exhibitor Michelle Barratt.

Drawing on learnings from her Masters in Architecture, the painting features a delicate, organised palette of colour architectural language, drawing heavily on creative currents in fine arts and philosophy to develop innovative techniques in the design of buildings.

'Unite' is available to purchase as part of Michelle's current collection at The Biscuit Factory.

Unite by Michelle Barratt from at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021

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