Bringing to a close a fantastic year of exhibitions at the RWA, the Autumn Exhibition showcases the cream of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture selected and curated by an expert panel from thousands of submitted works.
Featuring 541 works by 354 artists, all works (with the exception of those by Honorary RWA, HRH The Prince of Wales) for sale. Prices starting from just £75 make this annual show an eclectic mix of work by unknown, emerging and established artists to suit all tastes and pockets.
Promising to be bigger and better than ever before this mixed discipline show attracts art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide – don’t miss it!
The Consumer Intelligence Watercolour Award - 2 prizes of £250 each
Prize 1: Douglas Holloway - The Chipping Road from Whitewell, in the Forest of Bowland (no. 436)
Prize 2: Dione Page - The Hallway Mirror (no. 36)
The Sky Blue Framing Award - 2x prizes each of £125 worth of framing
Prize 1: Dawn Sidoli - Still Life (with Black and White Jug) (no. 25)
Prize 2: Susan Foord - Drift I and II (no. 131 and 132)
The Bristol First Collective Award £1000 - Collective will buy piece of work/s up to the value of £1000
Sarah Gillespie, These Things Come Unbidden (no.431)
ART Magazine Award - Feature Article in ART magazine
Ejan Hahn, A World Called (no. 306)
Louise Copping Fine Art Award - £250 worth of art business consultancy by Louise Copping
Dave Morgan-Davies, City Rising I (no.335)
UWE Centre for Fine Print Research Award - £450 course voucher
Coo Geller, Paper Parsnip Concertinas I, II and III (no.254)
The Pangolin Editions Sculpture Award - 50cm2 Bronze casting
Audrey Wilson, Untitled (no. 459)
The Selection Panel
Dr Janette Kerr PRWA, President of RWA, Visiting Research Fellow in Fine Art, UWE; member of Land2D and PLaCE; makes paintings and drawings on canvas and paper, occasionally integrated with photographic images; current work concerns the interface between art and science - images of extreme sea and meteorological data.
Peter Ford RWA, Executive Vice-President of RWA; Senior Fellow of Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers; International Association of Papermakers and Artists Member (IAPMA); Director of Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol; artist, papermaker and exhibition organiser. Invited selector for Krakow International Print Triennial 2012.
Vera Boele-Keimer RWA, Jamaica Studios member, Bristol; teaches foundation studies at Filton College; works in drawing, print making, painting and photography; makes minimalist and abstract work; interests lie in patterns, time, traces, order and the impossibility to achieve it.
Stephen Jacobson RWA, studied graphic design and illustration; a painter who is interested in translating the stillness within landscape and interiors and a sense of order; looking for heaven on earth.
Chris Dunseath RWA, Fellow of Royal British Society of Sculptors; sculptural concerns - the nature of space, mass and time; 3D representation of extraordinary ideas of Relativity and Quantum Physics - parallel universes, matter, anti-matter and wormholes, uses wood (carved and constructed), Alabaster, limestone, Jesmonite and paper.
John Eaves RWA, 'Attachment to landscape has always had its advocates in English painting and I would count myself among them'; as a starting point, his concerns have led in more figurative directions -'rhythms, structures, colour are forces one tries to harness in devising an image of power and poetry'.
Meryl Ainslie is Director of Rabley Drawing Centre, a research, education and exhibition centre for drawing, printmaking and works on paper. She is founder of the SKETCH National Open Sketchbook Prize. An artist with drawing at the core of her inter- disciplinary practice combining drawing, printmaking, collage and sculpture.
Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive of Creative Scotland; Chief Executive at Newcastle Gateshead Initiative; has also served as Executive Director at Arts Council Englandand Chief Executive at Northern Arts.