2016 marks the 248th edition of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the world’s largest open submission show. A mixture of emerging artists and household names working across all media will be on display, including several pieces by Flowers Gallery artists. This year's selection committee is coordinated by leading British sculptor Richard Wilson RA, who is celebrating famous artist duos. Works by more than 15 two-people partnerships will be exhibited, including Boyd & Evans. Historically the statutes of the Royal Academy do not permit joint membership, so these artists are not, or cannot be, Academicians. However, the 2016 Summer Show has inspired calls for change.