For 247 years, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition has offered a snapshot of contemporary art – and this year’s showcase is a riot of colour, variety and discovery with over 1,100 works spilling out from across its galleries. In the courtyard, visitors are confronted by a towering formation of steel ‘clouds’, created by Royal Academician Conrad Shawcross, before Jim Lambie’s kaleidoscopic stairs lead up to the Main Galleries. On view until 16 August.
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy, London
Turner and the Elements & Hamish Fulton: Walk, Turner Contemporary
The seaside town of Margate boasts Turner Contemporary, a gallery that celebrates JMW Turner, who made Margate his home for a number of years, and international artists from abroad.
Drawn to the Real, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
This exhibition showcases five artists who put the medium of drawing at the centre of their practice. They explore issues of documentation, representation, scale and the process of drawing.