This year we have eleven artists who have made it through to the final round of selection to become Royal West of England Academicians (RWAs).

The candidates are:

LUCY AUSTIN - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

HELEN BOOTH - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

DAY BOWMAN - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

TONI DAVEY - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

ANTHONY GARRATT - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

JANIE GEORGE - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

JUDITH JONES - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

ANOUK MERCIER - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

IAN MIDDLETON - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

LAURIE STEEN - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

KAREN WALLIS - Images, - Artist Statement, - C.V., - Information about exhibited works

Academicians are elected on the basis that they are practising artists or architects of ability and experience, and are professionally active in the UK. The RWA’s categories of art are: painting, printmaking, sculpture and architecture. Applicants should be high-calibre artists making challenging work with a strong level of commitment to developing their practice. They should be represented by galleries with strong national and international reputations, or work with contemporary art organisations and engage in publicly-funded art projects. They must have graduated at least three years prior to applying and have connections with the region. This year there are 4 spaces available.

Academicians can either vote in person at the RWA by visiting the reception desk in the foyer and requesting a voting slip, or this year they can also vote by email by emailing sophie.bristol@rwa.org.uk. You view each candidate’s submitted work, CV and artist statement just by clicking on the links above.

If you are visiting the exhibition please note that you can find all the candidates work exhibited on the lower ground floor in the Cube Gallery and adjoining space.

If you would like to find out more about applying to become an Academician, or to see our current list of members, please click here.