September 2012

Julia Adams

29 September- 08 November Long Gallery

Julia's fascination with life drawing started as an 'A' level student under the tuition of John Eaves. She is concerned with intuitive mark-making from observation and the exploration of the visual elements of line, tone and colour. She uses Indian ink applied with sticks and large brushes for washes. This unpredictable technique keeps the drawings loose and free, capturing the effects of light, shade and form.

Still Waters and Revolutions, Abigail McDougall

31 August - 1 October, Cafe Gallery

This exhibition provides a balanced look at the artist's desire to convey beauty, peacefulness and simplicity, as found in the Japanese woodblock prints of the ukiyo-e period, and traditional Chinese brush paintings; alongside subjects of unrest, protest and challenge.

Continuing to paint directly in front of his subject allows Martin to capture the true range of natural colours, textures and the unusual shapes that occur - so difficult to create from imagination in the studio.

Colour and Texture: Martin Bentham RWA

29 September to 11 October

Continuing to paint directly in front of his subject allows Martin to capture the true range of natural colours, textures and the unusual shapes that occur - so difficult to create from imagination in the studio.

Extremes of scale typify Peter Ford's second exhibition under the title Chance and Choice.

Chance and Choice II, Peter Ford RE RWA

12 September - 2 October

Extremes of scale typify Peter Ford's second exhibition under the title Chance and Choice.

Architectural and Landscape paintings and prints, including a special section for Railway enthusiasts by watercolour artist Ray Rawlings.

Ray Rawlings

18 August- 27 September in the Long Gallery - Free admission - All works are for sale.

Architectural and Landscape paintings and prints, including a special section for Railway enthusiasts by watercolour artist Ray Rawlings.

Unnatural - Natural History

Exhibition: 14th July - 23rd September 2012

From feathers to folklore. 37 artists blend innovative art and natural history to create a disturbing world.

22 September

Exhibition Tour and Talk, Peter Ford RE RWA

22 September, 2.30pm

Join artist Peter Ford for a tour of his exhibition discussing selected works and his on-going practice. Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.

Bristol Drawing School Autumn Programme

For more detail about individual courses visit Bristol Drawing School Website or call the RWA on 0117 9735 129.

The Drawing School Autumn Programme is now available, find out more...

Lecture: New Faces

Wednesday 26 September and 3 October, 6.30-8.30pm

A new series of talks from University of Bristol's graduating MA History of Art students.

Life Drawing Drop-in, Anouk Mercier

Every Wednesday from 26 September to 12 December, 6.30-8.30pm

Come and draw in the beautiful surroundings of the RWAs main galleries.

Bristol Doors Open Day 2012

Saturday 8 September, 9.30am-5.30pm

The RWA is taking part in Bristol Doors Open Day - the day when many of Bristol's significant contemporary and historic buildings open their doors to the general public, free of charge.

Collagraph Printing Workshop with Dr Paul Thirkell RE

Dates: 8 and 9 September Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm

The course introduces an easy but extremely effective approach to Collograph printing.

Painted Furniture, Vanessa Webb with Farrow & Ball

Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 September 2012, 10am - 4pm

Be inspired by local artist, and paint effects expert, Vanessa as she teaches you how to create beautiful paint effects using Farrow & Ball unmatched paints.

Scribble and Sketch, Family Drawing Drop-in, Anouk Mercier

Saturday 1 September, 10.30am-1pm

A morning of fun and informal drawing workshops and exercises, led by Bristol Drawing Club founder and artist Anouk Mercier.

Lecture

Re-Imaging Wales: Contemporary Art from Wales - 1900 to Present Day, Iwan Bala

Saturday 22 September, 11am-12.30pm

In Re-Imaging Wales, artist, writer and lecturer Iwan Bala will be challenging pre-conceptions ofthe contemporary art world in Wales.

Late Summer Baroque: New Bristol Sinfonia at the RWA

Sunday 2 September, doors open 6pm, concert begins 7pm

A concert of baroque favourites performed by New Bristol Sinfonia.

Artist Exhibition Tour and Talk, Peter Ford RE RWA

Saturday 22 September, 2.30pm

Artist Peter Ford will be providing a tour of the exhibition discussing selected works and his on-going practice.

A Collector's Perspective An introduction to collecting Contemporary and Modern Art, Giles H Brown - FREE

5 September 6.30pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Unnatural Natural History this talk will offer a personal perspective on collecting contemporary and modern art.

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