March 2014

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'.

Poetry and the Portrait: Poetry Competition

Competition opens 8 February, closing date for entries 14 March

An open poetry competition, inspired by Judith Aronson's Likenesses exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Bristol Poetry Institute.

Poetry and the Portrait: Poetry Masterclass

Sunday 2 March, 2-5pm

A half-day poetry workshop, led by Bristol-based writer and deputy director of the Bristol Poetry Institute, Rachael Boast.

Idols and Illusions Talk

Saturday March 15th, 2pm

Join Simon Crocker, of the John Kobal Foundation, for a walk and talk tour of the Idols and Illusions show.

Literary Likenesses

Wednesday March 12th, 6.30-8pm

A reading of poems and prose, by staff and students from the University of Bristol English Department, relating to writers featured in the Likenesses photography exhibition

Likenesses Talk

Saturday March 8th, 2pm

Photographer Judith Aronson will lead a walk and talk around her exhibition, Likenesses

Actors and Artifice Talk

Tuesday March 4th, 1.15pm

An introduction to the Actors and Artifice exhibition, by staff from the University of Bristol Theatre Collection

Bristol Drawing School Courses and Workshops

March 2014

Workshops during March 2014

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

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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