Tracey Emin's view of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
The opportunity for amateurs to show their work alongside some of the most celebrated names from the art world is what makes the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition an enduring fascination.
Now in its 246th year, it features work created in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.
This year more than 12,000 artists submitted their work for consideration, whittled down to just over a thousand for the final display.
Royal Academician and Turner Prize nominee Tracey Emin, whose own painting features in this year's show, takes us on a tour of the small works room to highlight some of her favourites.
Amongst the varied collection are complementary watercolours of Sherlock actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman painted by their co-star Una Stubbs.
The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts opens to the public on Monday 9 June and runs until 17 August