Congratulations to First Year student Seth who has been selected by the Royal Academy of Arts to feature in its Young Artists’ Summer Show. His piece of art, titled ‘Out of the frying pan’, was submitted to the competition by Mr Robertson, Director of Art, and it is the first time in six years that a Trinity student has been successful. 

The Young Artists’ Summer Show is an open submission exhibition for students aged 4–19 studying in the UK. Artworks are judged by a panel of artists and arts professionals, with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts. 

Seth said, “I have a fun sense of humour and an egg being flipped is an unusual concept. As well as this I enjoy drawing realistic things but creating it from my imagination. For example, the movement and shading of the egg was what I wanted to do but I had to create an image from my mind instead of drawing what was in front of me. I took small inspiration from Old Dutch Masters, and their dark backgrounds with food.” 

Mr Robertson, Trinity’s Director of Art, says, “Congratulations to Seth for being selected for this year’s Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Exhibition. The RA receives an immense number of entries each year, which makes this a phenomenal achievement and testament to his skill and talent as a young artist. Well done!” 

Seth’s artwork will be on display at the Royal Academy from 16 July – 11 August 2024. 


A number of prizes will be awarded to young artists for outstanding works in the exhibition, including the President’s Prize, which will be awarded by Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy, for an individual work. Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to vote for their favourite artwork in a People’s Choice Award. Voting will be open online from Tuesday 16th July – Friday 30th August 2024. 

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