For more information contact Lottie Storey, Marketing Manager, on 0117 906 7604
High resolution downloadable images are available at www.flickr.com/photos/rwapress/sets/ solely for use with media reports. To download high res pictures, please click on the image you require, then click ‘All sizes’ then click on ‘Original’, then ‘Download’.
Download our latest press releases:
Drawn exhibition opens
21 March 2013
Spring 2013 listings release
11 March 2013
RWA seeks new Director
29 January 2013
Reigning Cats and Dogs
6 November 2012
Obama - Africa's Icon
18 October 2012
160th Autumn Exhibition
20 September 2012
Peter Ford: Chance and Choice II
15 August 2012
26 June 2012
Mary Fedden OBE RA PPRWA
25 June 2012
25 May 2012
Easter events at the RWA
20 March 2012
Spring exhibitions: Listings release
6 March 2012
Peter Reddick RWA: Beautiful World
1 March 2012
Penguin Parade: Celebrating the Penguin Books Archive
11 February 2012
Janette Kerr: Extremes and Instabilities
7 February 2012
Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography
2 February 2012
Eric Ravilious: Going Modern / Being British
31 January 2012
Valentine's Night at the Museum
15 January 2012
Winter 2011-12: Exhibitions and Events at the RWA
5 December 2011
Ivor Abrahams: Eden and Other Suburbs
24 November 2011
David Shepherd: A Crazy Life of Steam & Elephants
24 November 2011
New president: Janette Kerr RWA
7 November 2011
159th Autumn Exhibition
3 October 2011
The RWA has six galleries within the 19th century building. The five upstairs galleries – Sharples, Winterstoke, Stancomb-Wills, Methuen, and Milner - host the main exhibition/s. Artists can apply to hire the downstairs Fedden Gallery. All gallery spaces are available for private hire for special events, such as weddings and parties, conferences and meetings. If members of the media would like a tour, please contact Lottie as above.
The downstairs area has a shop and a new cafe by Papadeli.
RWA also hires out pieces from its permanent collection as part of the Art in Your Workplace scheme.
The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal academies of art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent fine art collection. The RWA has HM Queen Elizabeth II as its patron and HRH The Prince of Wales is an honorary academician.
The RWA is an established venue for the fine arts and embraces an artistic awareness of the widest nature. The exhibition programme provides a showcase for one-person and mixed exhibitions in a variety of media, which attract large numbers of visitors nationwide.
The Academy is situated in the academic heart of Bristol at the Clifton Triangle, where Queens Road meets Whiteladies Road, next to Habitat and opposite the Victoria Rooms.