The RWA holds a number of open submission exhibitions as part of its annual programme, offering the opportunity for new, emerging and established artists to exhibit their work.

The Annual Autumn Open exhibition, now in its 163rd year, is the largest Open Submission exhibition in the South West.  Encompassing a wide variety of media and styles, the show often features first-time exhibitors as well as works by some of the country's leading artists, including RWA Academicians.  

The 163rd Annual Open Exhibition will take place from 4 October – 29 November 2015.  We are now accepting entries, which must be submitted by 19 August - for further information and a link to the Online Submissions system, please see the exhibition page here.

The RWA also holds open exhibitions focusing on specific disciplines such as Photography, Sculpture and Printmaking. Since 2013 we have been running a biennial drawing exhibition called Drawn. For more information please visit the Drawn page here

This year the Friends of the RWA held an open exhibition for members of the organisation. To find out more about joining the Friends please visit their website here.

For images from previous open exhibitions please visit our Flickr account here.

Open Exhibitions