The spooky, uncanny and macabre from the Permanent Collection

31 October 2014

The spooky, uncanny and macabre from the Permanent Collection As we embark on the spookiest day of the year, the staff have been rummaging around in the permanent collection (whilst wearing white gloves and abiding by our art handling training, … Continue reading


Jamaica Street Artists at the RWA

30 October 2014

Participating Artists The RWA are delighted to introduce the stunning work of Jamaica Street Artists to the shop. 11 of Jamaica Street’s Artists have contributed prints for sale in the shop during the 162nd Annual Open. The work ranges from … Continue reading


Half Term Week at the RWA

27 October 2014

We have some fabulous workshops planned for Half Term Week. Secret Portraits With Katie May Green Tuesday October 28. £10 per child. 10.30am-12.30pm. A portrait workshop with a difference. Create your own double sided self-portraits, capturing your best and worst sides! … Continue reading


THE RWA 162 Award Winners!

23 October 2014

Have you seen the #RWA162 Award Winners yet? Here are some images from the show but there is nothing like seeing them first hand. A perfect collection of painting, photography, resin and mixed media. 1.EVOLVER WESSEX ARTIST AWARD Winning artist’s … Continue reading


The New Creations Coaching

16 October 2014

This year New Creations Coaching donated a prize of creative coaching sessions to the winner of their prize. Here one of their pupils, Catherine talks about the impact the coaching had on her and her practice. The New Creations coaching prize … Continue reading


Selection Day for the Royal West of England Academy’s Annual Open Exhibition will keep you guessing right up to the very last hopeful entry.

4 October 2014

At 5pm today the results of the South West’s largest Open Exhibition are announced. On 27th September Volunteer Nadia Nuami was lucky enough to sit in on Selection Day and get a behind the canvases look at the Selection Day … Continue reading


Autumn Art Party

2 October 2014

You are invited to the RWA’s Autumn Art Party on 23rd October at 7:30pm. If the amazing Secret Postcard Auction in July was anything to go by, the RWA’s Autumn Art Party looks set to be the hottest art ticket … Continue reading


New Chair of the RWA Board – Adrian Tinniswood OBE

29 September 2014

New Chair of the RWA Board The RWA is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chair – Adrian Tinniswood OBE – who will take up his new role in late October. Adrian Tinniswood’s career has combined work with … Continue reading


Overview by Michael Toseland on Tim Shaw RA Casting a Dark Democracy

12 September 2014

RWA Volunteer Michael Toseland picked Casting a Dark Democracy by Tim Shaw, one of the iconic images of the exhibition ‘Shock and Awe: Contemporary Artists at War and Peace‘ to focus on. Michael has written about how the piece made … Continue reading


Art History Day Schools at the RWA

10 September 2014

As part of our Learning and Participation programme the RWA have two fascinating Art History Day Schools looking at art, artists and architecture. Lead by professionals renowned in their field these courses aim to give a greater insight and understanding … Continue reading