The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2023 is here and many PSAD tutors and students will exhibit ! Scroll below for details and photos of their work:)

The theme this year is ‘Only Connect’, taken from the famous quote in Howards End by E.M. Forster. From established names to emerging artists, 1,613 works are showcased, selected this year by celebrated British painter David Remfry RA and a panel of artists. The theme of this year’s Architecture Room, chosen by Peter Barber, is ‘Making is Thinking’. Across Main Galleries, the works include prints, paintings, photography and film, sculpture, architectural works, most of which are for sale. Proceeds support both the exhibiting artist and the RA’s charitable activities.

RA Friends preview days is on 9 June, 10am–9pm and 10–11 June, 10am-6pm.

Open: Tues–Sun: 10am – 6pm, Frid: 10am – 9pm

Tickets £22–24.5. Concessions available.

For this year the the RA judges have selected the artworks by PSAD tutors Ian Ellis and Justine Ellis, students Fleur Moodie, Axel Chaldecott and former PSAD student, Natalie Kingdon, as well as one of the PSAD’s young students – Rafi Hodges.

PSAD tutor Ian Ellis’s painting is called Tell-Tale-Bat, which shows the two Superheroes Batman and Robin having a break. Read our interview with Ian Here.


PSAD screen printing tutor Justine Ellis says “It was fantastic to be part of Varnishing Day, it’s such a unique tradition. It was great fun, from processing down Piccadilly to St James’s church to gathering in the gallery and hunting down my work.”


PSAD etching student Axel Chaldecott and former PSAD student Natalie Kingdon are exhibiting their print works.


PSAD student Fleur Moodie is exhibiting her oil painting called Getting in Line.


PSAD young student Rafi Hodges, 11, is exhibiting clay work called Wingless Bird. Read about his art and show venue/dates for young artists Here.

Photos below of exhibited artworks and photos from Varnishing day – courtesy of Ian Ellis, Justine Ellis, Fleur Moodie and Rafi’s parents, Dan Hodges and Magda Ibrahim.

You can also see them in the PSAD Friends online Art Gallery.