February 2014

18 - 23 February

Curious Narratives, Jill Carter

18 – 23 February

Multi-media artist Jill Carter will be exhibiting her research and work in progress resulting from a month-long trip to Italy in summer 2013, made possible through the Theresa Knowles Bursary awarded by the RWA.

8 February - 20 March*

Likenesses, Photographs by Judith Aronson

8 February – 20 March*

Likenesses explores the intimate relationship between photographer and subject in a series of portraits taken by acclaimed American photographer Judith Aronson, documenting writers, artists and actors, the portraits include those of literary giants such as Saul Bellow, Seamus Heaney and Salman Rushdie.

5 February - 23 March

Actors and Artifice, Work from the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

5 February – 23 March

Actors and Artifice delves into the internationally renowned holdings of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection to present an intimate exhibition of theatrical portraits in partnership with the RWA.

5 February - 16 March

Idols and Illusions, Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation

5 February – 16 March

Idols and Illusions presents over sixty photographic images from the Golden Age of Cinema, 1925-1960. These now iconic publicity stills portray Hollywood legends, including Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, Marlon Brando and Bristol's own Archibald Leach (Cary Grant) going about their everyday business, promoting themselves and their movies.

7 February - 26 March 2014

Oneself As Another, Curated by bo.lee projects

7 February – 26 March 2014

The RWA begins 2014 by presenting a set of themed exhibitions exploring the concept of identity and portraiture. At the core of this series is Oneself As Another, a major exhibition curated in partnership with London-based bo.lee projects, bringing together a select group of painters, sculptors and photographers whose work explores the definition of each individual's sense of 'self'.

Stitch-Me-Up

Saturday February 22nd, 2-4pm

A drop-in, art-making workshop for children and families, led by RWA artist in residence, Jill Carter

Make, Muse & Mutter

Thursday 20th February, 11am - 1pm

A free 'generosity exchange' for women of all ages, led by artist in residence Jill Carter

bo.lee projects gallery talk

Saturday 15th February, 2pm

An informal gallery talk by Oneself As Another curator, Jemma Hickman, from London based bo.lee projects.

Centre for Appearance Research Talk

Saturday 15th February, 12pm

A short talk by Nichola Rumsey from UWE's Centre for Appearance Research

Sunday 16 February, 11am - 4pm

Special Event: Drop-in and meet the illustrators

Sunday 16 February, 11am – 4pm

Come and draw with professional illustrators

18 - 23 February

Curious Narratives

18 – 23 February

Jill Carter, Artist Residency

8 February - 20 March*

Likenesses

8 February – 20 March*

Photographs by Judith Aronson

5 February - 23 March

Actors and Artifice

5 February – 23 March

Works from the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

5 February - 16 March

Idols and Illusions

5 February – 16 March

Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation.

7 February - 26 March 2014

Oneself As Another

7 February – 26 March 2014

Curated by bo.lee projects

Photographic Portraiture Workshops

Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th, Thursday 27th February, Saturday 1st March 10.00-11.30, 12.00-1.30, 2.00-3.30, 4.00-5.30

Photography workshop with Stephen Morris

Creative Writing Course

Wednesdays: 6.30 – 8.30pm, 7 weeks, £70 (£50 conc) £35 UWE & Bristol University students

A new course held in the inspiring RWA galleries, starting on Wednesday 12 February.

Bristol Drawing School Courses and Workshops

Bristol Drawing School Courses and Workshops February 2014

Onestop Potstop! with Philippa Royle

Thursday 20 February, 10.30am – 12 noon

A perfectly fun way to get to grips with clay, for children ages 7 to 12 years old.

Supersonic Screenprint! with Simon Tozer

Wednesday 19 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm

A supersonic opportunity to have a go at screenprinting for children aged 5 to 11 years old.

Ready Steady Draw! with Anouk Mercier

Tuesday 18 February, 10.30am – 12 noon

This workshop will help to develop children's drawing skills and ideal for 6 to 11 year olds.

Scribble and Sketch with Anouk Mercier

Saturday 11th January, 1st February, 1st March. 10.30am-1pm

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. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Children's Storytime

Saturday 11th January, 1st February, 1st March. 11am and 2pm

Join us for Storytime in the RWA gallery

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