December 2012

Luke Mitchell Artist Residency

8 December - 13 December, The Drawing Studio - Artist Residency

Artist Luke Mitchell will be working in the new gallery/drawing studio from 8th-13th Dec on a project that brings back the idea of the Court Painter in a series of large-format daguerreotypesque photographs. The historically referenced portraits, made using a 5x4 view camera will be complemented with hand painted backgrounds.

Rita Dee - Long Gallery

10 November - 16 December, Long Gallery Archive

160th Autumn Exhibition

21 October - 30 December 2012

The RWA's annual exhibition - hundreds of works for sale by unknown, emerging and established artists Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture.

Art on Paper with Peter Ford RWA

Saturday 1st December 2pm

A tour of the 160 Autumn Exhibition with Peter Ford

Feast for your Eyes

Thursday 13 December 2012

Fundraising auction featuring works by Damien Hirst, Jack Vettriano, HRH The Prince of Wales, Luke Jerram, Harry Hook, Anthony Whishaw RA, Mary Fedden RA RWA, John Eaves RWA, David Inshaw RWA, Ros Cuthbert RWA, Barrington Tabb RWA, and Nicola Bealing RWA.

Christmas Pop Up Shop Spike Print Studio

November 11th until Christmas Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 5:30pm Sunday 11:00 - 5:00pm

The RWA shop will be holding a festive pop-up shop by Spike Print Studio starting from November 11th

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...

Autumn Exhibition: Art Clinic

21 October – 30 December

We will be offering a new service to guide budding collectors in purchasing artwork during this year's Autumn Exhibition.

160 Autumn Exhibition, John Palmer RWA in the Gallery

Saturday 27 October, 3 November and 8 Dec, 10am-4pm

Academician John Palmer will be in the gallery providing an opportunity to watch him at work

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.

Scribble and Sketch, Anouk Mercier

Saturday 6th October Saturday 3rd November Saturday 8th December

Suitable for all ages and abilities Scribble and Sketch offers a morning of fun and informal drawing workshops and exercises for families, led by Bristol Drawing Club founder and artist Anouk Mercier.