June 2014

Christine Riding: One Haunting Conception - Turner and the Trafalgar Paintings

Saturday 7 June 2pm

This lectures focusses on Turner's lifelong engagement with the sea.

Power of the Sea Lecture Series: Dr Cathryn Pearce 'Jibber the Kibber, Pirate Wreckers and False Lights: Wrecking in British Folklore'

Wednesday June 4th 6.30 - 8pm

In this lecture, Dr Cathryn Pearce will introduce a new perspective by looking at several important stories to determine how they came into the folklore, what their role was, and how they became accepted as evidence of actual practice.

Alberto Ludovici Jnr - Fish Sale, St Ives

Power of the Sea Lecture Series: David Tovey 'Mariners and Marine Art at St Ives'

Saturday June 14th 2pm

This talk will review the artistic and historical significance of paintings by St Ives artists depicting the different pilchard, mackerel and herring fishing seasons that the Cornish fishermen could exploit, and look at the relationships that formed between the artists and the fisherfolk and the extent to which the fishermen were presented as national icons.

Bristol Drawing School Courses and Workshops Summer Term 2014

Bristol Drawing School Workshops June and July 2014

Festival of Nature Arts Tent

Saturday June 14, 10 am – 6 pm Sunday June 15, 10 am – 5 pm

The Festival of Nature is the UK's largest FREE natural history event, and this year RWA are helping to run an Arts Tent on Bristol's Harbourside

Sea Readings

Saturdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21 Wednesday 7 May 12pm

A series of short literary readings in the gallery spaces, relating to the Power of the Sea exhibition

The State of the Sea: Lunchtime Talk at the RWA - part of the Festival of Nature 2014

Thursday 12 June 12.30-1.30pm

A special lunchtime talk with Liz White, from the BBC Natural History Unit, followed by a tour of the Power of the Sea show

Costume, Scenic Art, Theatre Design

24 June - 1 July 2014

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Ports, Piers and Promenades - a response to 'The Power of the Sea'

29 May - 18 July

In collaboration with the University of Bristol

The Power of the Sea

5 April – 6 July 2014

The Power of the Sea offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject, showcasing work by internationally-renowned contemporary artists.