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The impressive etching Three Women on the Tube by Hermione Shaw, an Upper Sixth pupil at Lancing College, has been selected for this year’s Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. This is a real accolade, as this exhibition is the world’s largest open submission show, with 12,000 entries, and the Hanging Committee includes leading Royal Academicians.

The Royal Academy has announced that this year’s Summer Exhibition contains “more to see and explore than any other exhibition you’re likely to visit this year.” It includes a panorama of art in all mediums, and a remarkable mixture of emerging artists and household names.

Hermione is delighted to have been accepted and said “I’m very excited to see my etching featured in the exhibition as I’ve been going every year since I was little. I love that the public and professional artists can exhibit alongside each other, it makes for an incredibly varied and interesting show.”

In recognition of Hermione’s success, the Royal Academy invited her to attend the Non-Members’ Varnishing Day Reception, in the galleries, which was preceded by the Service for Artists at St James’s Church, Piccadilly. She has also been invited to the special Buyers’ Day, and other private views, and she will have access to the Academicians’ Room, the RA’s private members club for artists and art lovers, for the duration of the exhibition.

Hermione, a Lancing College Art Scholar, is studying art for one of her A Levels, and plans to study art at City & Guilds of London Art School.