By becoming a Patron you will be able to share your passion for art through a close relationship with the RWA and its Academicians.
The support of Patrons is vital in enabling us to fulfill our role as a regional centre for excellence in the visual arts and continue to showcase exceptional talent and bring the best of British and international art to Bristol.
Bronze Patrons

£300 a year  (joint Bronze Patron - £450 a year)

Free unlimited entry to all exhibitions; invitations to exhibition previews and to occasional exclusive Patrons' events; priority booking for artists’ talks, lectures and events; invitation to the annual Patrons Lunch (additional cost may apply) – a chance to meet the President, Chair and Director in an informal and convivial environment.

Silver Patrons

£1,000 a year.  Silver includes all the benefits for Bronze plus:

Free admission and preview invitations for you and up to two guests; invitation to an exclusive viewing of each exhibition in advance of general opening; out-of-hours and/or behind-the-scenes access by arrangement; opportunities for exclusive visits including to Academicians’ studios

Gold Patrons

From £2,500 a year.  Gold includes all the benefits for Silver plus:

A personal tour of each major exhibition led by the Director and/or exhibition curator for Patron and up to three guests; special booking rates for private functions in the galleries; acknowledgement in any accompanying exhibition publications (complimentary copy provided); access to expert curatorial advice on preventive conservation measures for artworks you own.

All levels of membership comprise an element of benefits representing the cost to the RWA, along with a donation to the charity.  The benefits can be purchased separately at this price.  Any amounts given over and above this level are given freely as a donation and are eligible for Gift Aid.

If you would like a private discussion about becoming a Patron or Benefactor, please contact Alison Bevan, Director on 0117 906 7603 or Kate Foster, Head of Development on 0117 973 0938.


We are grateful to our current Patrons for their generous support:


Russ & Linda Carr

Sarah & Tony Kenny

Peter Stoppard OBE, Hon RWA



Diana & Richard Baker

Michael & Anne Beesley

Keith & Gill Bonham

Consumer Intelligence Ltd

Jill & Colin Dunmore

Lisa & Pes Freeland

Timothy & Judith Lockwood Jones

Brenda McLennan & James Smith

Effie & Michael Romain

Geoff & Jenny Sharman

Nicole Sherwood

Sir James & Lady Tidmarsh

Martin Wright & Stephane Darc




Nick Arkle

Yvonne Ashton

Derek Balmer PPRWA

John Bedford

Vivien & Norman Biddle Hon RWA

Michael Clarke

Jerry & Annette Cowhig

Maria Crayton / Maddie & Tasha Burnell

Kathy Curling

Edward & Maire Cussen

Ann & Bryan Fawcett

Rosie Fenlon

Sian Flynn

John & Heather Frenkel

Roger and Judy Gallannaugh

Tony Gordon

Paul and Kathleen Gough

Martin & Jane Griffiths

Joan Hawkins

Victoria Hayman

Clive Hetherington

Ajith Jayawickrema & Francesca Laycock

Cameron & Ros Kennedy

Ian Learner

Charles & Caroline Lucas

Matthew Maneely

Harry & Laura Marshall

Bridget McCrum RWA

Chris & Cate Mitchell

Carole & Andrew Nicholls

Andrew & Anne Nisbet

Sir David & Lady Ord

Mary & John Prior

Simon Quadrat PPRWA

Dee Smart Hon RWA

Ron Stagg

Gill & Guy Stobart

Renee Thornton

John & Kimberly Vasey

Catherine Walker

Suzie Walters

Peter & Helen Wilde

Joanna & Charles Wyld

Andrew & Rosemarie Yates



Cost of benefits:-
Bronze Single (£50, donation £250)
Bronze Joint (£85, donation £365)
Silver (£150, donation £850)
Gold (£300, donation £2,200)

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