THE SUMMER SHOW

The Summer Show, which marks the end of the year, reinforces the nationwide scope of the Saturday Club programme and treats the creative work of young people seriously. Featuring work by every Club member, it is visited by 3,000 people.

This year the Summer Show is once again taking place in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House.

Tutors have selected pieces from across the range of disciplines and projects they have taught this year, and some have included work from the Masterclasses, too.

Club members private view, Summer Show
Club member receiving certificate achievement from Sir John Sorrell
Certificate of achievement ceremony
Certificate of achievement ceremony

The exhibition collects everything we’ve done and shows what we’re
capable of. It’s ours, a thing we can take with us for the rest of our lives and say ‘we did that’, which is really amazing.”

Club member, University of the Arts London –Newham Creative Hub

Special events during the Summer Show are:

A Club members’ private view, to which families and friends are invited, and where certificates of achievement are presented to all Club members.

A VIP private view, attended by leading figures from the creative industries, government ministers, the education sector and the media.

Middlesex Club members with their certificates in front of their Summer Show display
Every Club member receives a yearbook
Bolton School of Arts Club members in front of their work
Club members Private view

Summer Show 2016

It is really impressive. It’s fantastic for young people’s achievements to be taken seriously like this.”

Parent of Club member, North Hertfordshire College

Trustee Edmund de Waal at the Summer Show private view 2016
George the Poet at the Summer Show Private View 2015

VIP Private view
VIP Private view

I think the whole exhibition is really impressive. People are astounded when they find out this is GCSE work; the quality and standard is brilliant. And I am so proud of my students. They have come such a long way since they started with us in September, and I think their work is fantastic. They should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

Tutor

Summer Show 2015

Summer Show 2014