The Royal West of England Academy holds a number of open submission exhibitions as part of its annual programme, inviting new, emerging and established artists to contribute to our exhibitions.

The RWA has traditionally held an annual mixed media open exhibition every autumn which includes selected works by RWA Academicians. This year will be the 163rd Annual Open Exhibition in the Academy’s history and will take place from the 4 October – 29 November 2015. A call for entries will be advertised in June 2015, for further information please visit the Annual Open 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 herePlease note entries for this exhibition have now closed.

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