Paul Cosquieri enters Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2019




Gibraltar Cultural Services, for the Ministry of Culture, is delighted to announce that ‘Rock of Ages’ by artist Paul Cosquieri has been selected for the 2019 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. Out of the approximate 13,000 works that have been submitted, only 700 have been accepted for the exhibition.


GCS, working on behalf of HMGOG, have provided assistance to the artist, as part of their cultural development programme, by providing funding towards the cost of transporting the artwork to UK. This is in keeping with the Government’s commitment to promote local artists abroad.


The Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission exhibition, bringing together a display of art of all mediums by leading artists within the Royal Academy, as well as new and emerging artists. This year marks the 251st anniversary of the Summer Show, which will be co-ordinated by acclaimed British artist Jock McFayden RA. The selection committee also includes top RA artists, including Anne Desmet RA and Barbara Rae RA, who have both exhibited in Gibraltar, at the ‘Line and Colours’ exhibition held in the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery in 2016.


Paul is a prolific artist and a well-known figure in the local art community. He is also gaining popularity internationally, having over the last few years exhibited his works at numerous galleries and events in the UK. Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, congratulates Paul on this extraordinary achievement.