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Norman Ackroyd views the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Norman Ackroyd at the Summer Exhibition

The artist shows us some of his favourite pieces from the Royal Academy's annual show

A reflective sculpture and a painting rendered onto concrete are just two of the submissions to this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition which have caught the eye of artist Norman Ackroyd.

The Royal Academician takes us on a tour of the show as it received its finishing touches ahead of the official opening to the public.

Now in its 246th year, the Summer Exhibition 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.

In this film, artist Norman Ackroyd - an Academician since 1988 - takes a look around the exhibition and picks out some of his favourite works, from a delicate etching to a painting rendered onto concrete.

He enjoyed a preview of the show while it was being prepared.

The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts opens to the public on Monday 9 June and runs until 17 August

Artist Norman Ackroyd was born in Leeds and is now based in Bermondsey, London.

Ackroyd is best known for his landscape works which range from tiny etchings to large-scale public murals, and rarely feature human figures.

He was elected a Royal Academician in 1988 and was appointed a CBE in 2007.

Ackroyd appeared in the BBC's What Do Artists Do All Day? which was made in 2013.