Project Details


12 Years of the Royal Academy Summer Preview Party


Royal Academy of Arts

Project Specifications

The Summer Exhibition plays host to over 1,300 hand picked aftworks in array of mediums by internationally renowned artists and immerging talent. Almost all artwork is available for purchase with funds contributing towards the Academy’s non-profit-making activities which include educating the upcoming generation’s artist within the Royal Academy Schools.

The preview event is the highlight of London’s social calendar and attracts a star studded list of home grown and international stars. Guest have an opportunity to see the artworks before the display is available to the public, while enjoying champagne, canapés followed by live music in the courtyard.

In 2018, we were tasked with launching the biggest ever Summer Exhibition preview to celebrate 250th anniversary of the RA. With Grayson Perry as the curator, the exhibition was set to be the “biggest, brightest and most colourful exhibition yet.”

Over the years we have built some spectacular food stations and bespoke bars for the event with food-based still life replicas, a mirrored forest oyster bar, a caravan dessert station and a turning Ferris wheel of eclairs.

The courtyard sees production and build coordinated around the central artwork, which in 2018 was a monumental sculpture by Anish Kapoor Symphony for a beloved daughter. This grand entrance creates a back from for press to capture the arrival of the celebrity guest list.

The preview party is the hot ticket of the season, with a much sought after guest list. Over the last 12 years performers have included Laura Mvula, ABC, Jesse Ware, Beth Ditto and the Kaiser Chiefs. For 2018 A live performance by Anne Marie marked an incredible finale to the evening.


UK Event Awards 2014 Winner
Event Awards Finalist 2014
AEO Excellence Awards Finalist 2015
CIT Awards
Event Awards Finalist 2015
AEO Awards


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