Picking a few highlights from nearly 1,200 artworks isn't easy, but we've asked artists, novelists, designers and other cultural notables to do just that. Be guided around the Summer Exhibition by artist Michael Craig-Martin RA, novelist Sebastian Faulks, designer Cath Kidston and the ever-provocative Grayson Perry RA. We'll be adding new tours throughout the run of the exhibition so check back for updates.
Including an eclectic mix of painting, sculpture and installation, the iconoclastic artist captures the essence of the Summer Exhibition in five picks.
London's vibrant artistic scene has been the inspiration for much of the fashion designer's work. She chooses artists as diverse as Chantal Joffe RA, Phyllida Barlow RA and Sheila Girling.
Comedian and Summer Exhibition exhibitor Harry Hill talks us through his six highlights (and his own quizzical portrait of Damien Hirst).
Exhibition co-ordinator Michael Craig-Martin takes us through some key pieces in this year's show, from lively, colourful pieces that draw attention to the RA's architecture, to major pieces by internationally-acclaimed artists.
The renowned artist takes us through some of the highlights of the prints in this year’s exhibition – alongside a number of other works that have drawn his attention during the hanging of the show.
Anselm Kiefer, Tracey Emin and Tom Phillips all catch the eye of novelist and broadcaster Sebastian Faulks.
The designer and businesswoman's choices from the Summer Exhibition include Royal Academicians Cornelia Parker, David Nash and Gary Hume.
Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou picks her favourite works from the exhibition, and discusses the interesting juxtapositions that occur in this large and varied show.