This year Peter Blake, as Senior Hanger, has decided to make a departure from the way in which works in the Summer Exhibition are usually
organised. He aims to emphasise the different elements that go in to the creation of the Summer Exhibition by separating works into categories of
Royal Academicians, Honorary Academicians, Invited Artists and submissions. Whilst this will not reduce the number of works exhibited, it will allow for
a tidier and more comprehensive hang.
As usual, there will also be a room displaying prints and drawings by both Academicians and other artists. Sculpture will also feature greatly in the
exhibition, with works displayed amongst the paintings within each of the categories. In addition, one gallery will be devoted to sculpture by Royal
In another departure from past Summer Exhibitions, whilst there will be one gallery dedicated to architectural works at the Royal Academy, there will
also be additional space at the Architecture Foundation at 30 Bury Street, London W1.
For those interested in entering works to Summer Exhibition 2001, official entry forms and labels can be obtained on or after 7 February 2001. Postal
applications for entry forms must be accompanied by the handling fee of £18. All entry forms should be completed and returned to the Summer
Exhibition Office by Friday 30 March.