Win a copy of Inquisitive Eyes

1 February 2016

To celebrate the launch of the new exhibition, Inquisitive Eyes: Slade Painters in Edwardian Wessex, 1900 – 1914 on Saturday 6 February, we are offering you the chance to win a copy of the accompanying book by the exhibition’s curator, Gwen Yarker. … Continue reading


Painting of the Month – February

1 February 2016

  February’s Painting of the Month has been chosen by Jessica Cooper RWA. She has chosen Sunday Afternoon by William Brooker. ‘William Brooker was born in Croydon, Surrey in 1918. Between the years 1936 and 1949 he studied at Croydon School of … Continue reading


New Artist Network members

24 January 2016

Following the most recent round of applications to our Artist Network Scheme, we are really excited to have four new members to join our current cohort. Here’s an introduction to them and their works: Alice Freeman ‘My work deals with … Continue reading


Newly Appointed Academicians

18 January 2016

Academicians are artists at the forefront of their profession who have achieved excellence in their field. The RWA Academicians contribute to and support the activities of the Academy. This includes exhibiting in the annual Autumn Exhibition and lending their skills to … Continue reading


24-hour Flash Sale

13 January 2016

  From 10am on Friday 15 January, the Royal West of England Academy will take part in a 24-hour flash sale alongside Bristol’s top cultural destinations. Bargain-hunters can pick from music performances, art and museum exhibitions, cinema screenings and theatre … Continue reading


RWA Shop Christmas Flash Sale

19 December 2015

On Wednesday 23 December, from 10am to 6pm, RWA Shop will be offering 10% off all stock. From prints, cards and postcards to unique homeware, artisan jewelry and hand-printed stationary – don’t miss the chance to pick up last-minute gifts!


Stage Presence: An interview with Judith Aston

18 December 2015

As part of RWA’s current exhibition Centre Stage: Celebrating Theatre in Bristol, Marketing Manager Holly McGrane spoke to Judith Aston about her role directing and producing the immersive artwork A Theatre Within A Theatre.  How did the project come about? … Continue reading


Picture of the Month, December 2015

9 December 2015

The Top Boxes, Arthur English and Monsewer Eddy Grey Oil on canvas, 1989 -92 Francis Hewlett RWA Curatorial and Technical Manager Tristan Pollard discusses this month’s painting from the Permanent Collection, which has a theatrical theme. Francis Hewlett was born … Continue reading


Deadline for Artist Network Membership

2 December 2015

Are you a practising artist looking for ways to develop your practice, meet like-minded individuals and contribute to a thriving art gallery? We are looking for new artists to become members of our Artist Network scheme – in fact, December … Continue reading


The RWA gets taken over

23 November 2015

Students from Bristol School of Art were at The RWA for Kids in Museums Takeover Day recently -and, from the feedback we received, it looks like we have some future curators, artists and critics in our midst! The gallery welcomed … Continue reading


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