Spotlight on the #RWA162 Affordable Art Fair You Choose Award Winner – Artist Claire Cohen

16 December 2014

For over 5 years the RWA has been asking you the public to choose the winner of our You Choose award. This year ‘8 minutes’ a wonderful piece of sculpture in perspex by Claire Cohen captured your imagination and was … Continue reading

How to start drawing

1 December 2014

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at drawing but are too scared or not sure where to start? The good news is that there are a wealth of classes to choose from in Bristol. Here is the Bristol … Continue reading

Making an exhibition – New Works from the Sea by Janette Kerr PRWA

17 November 2014

As her new show goes on display today we caught up with President of the RWA Janette Kerr and asked her how she prepared for a big selling show like the one at the Cadogan Contemporary Gallery in London. The … Continue reading

The #RWA162 Academician Candidates

12 November 2014

Have you got acquainted with our #RWA162 Academician Candidates yet? There work is on display in the Link Space and the Cube located on the Lower Ground Floor until 7 December. The RWA can only ever have 150 full active … Continue reading

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