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Kirsty Wark and Brenda Emmanus go behind the scenes of the Academy in the run up to the opening of the Summer Exhibition.

What makes the Summer Exhibition an enduring fascination? The combination of ordinary Brits showing alongside the art world's most celebrated scions, the chance for emerging and established names to make a big splash and the opportunity to see and be seen at one of the social calendar's most spectacular shindigs.

Presented by Kirsty Wark and Brenda Emmanus, the programme comes from the very glamorous private view and goes behind the scenes of the Academy in the run up to the opening - visiting artists studios, amateur artists and delving into the fascinating process of curating and hanging the world's largest open submission exhibition.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 17 Jun 2017 01:20

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Milky Chance


  • 00:01

    Milky Chance


  • 00:03

    Jerome Kern


    Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • 00:04

    St. Vincent

    Digital Witness

  • 00:05


    Left Hand Free

  • 00:07

    Mark Ronson

    Valerie (feat. Amy Winehouse)

  • 00:09

    Miles Davis Quintet


  • 00:09


    Last Living Souls

  • 00:10

    Beastie Boys


  • 00:11

    Laura Mvula

    Green Garden

  • 00:23

    Fela Kuti


  • 00:25

    Massive Attack

    Atlas Air

  • 00:25

    Keith Mansfield

    Morning Broadway

  • 00:29

    John Barry

    A Handful of Songs

  • 00:35

    Ruth Barrett


  • 00:39

    Boards of Canada


  • 00:45

    Bat for Lashes

    Pearl's Dream

  • 00:47

    Charli XCX

    Boom Clap

  • 00:49

    Tove Styrke

    Samurai Boy


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Wark
Presenter Brenda Emmanus
Executive Producer Janet Lee


  • Sat 10 Jun 2017 19:00
  • Sat 17 Jun 2017 00:50
  • Sat 17 Jun 2017 01:20