Royal West of England Academy

The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West.  
 
Our vision is to be the South West’s leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
 
Located in a spectacular Grade II* listed building in the heart of the city, the RWA is the UK's only regional Royal Academy of Art and one of only five in total, alongside those in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London.
 
Through its extensive programme of exhibitions, events, talks and lectures, the RWA is committed to providing great art for everybody, and to promoting the understanding and enjoyment of art for the widest possible audience.
 
Uniquely to Bristol, exhibitions at the RWA always feature work by leading contemporary artists (including the RWA’s own Academicians) alongside great works from the past, opening up new and surprising contexts and discussions.
 
Engagement and learning are vital to the work and future of the RWA. Through the activities of the Learning and Participation team, and the outstanding workshops and courses offered by the RWA Drawing School, the RWA aims to nurture artistic talent and champion creative endeavour.
 
The RWA would like to thank Bristol City Council for their support, through their Key Arts Provider programme and Arts Council England for their support.

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Opening hours

Tuesdays-Saturdays - 10am to 5.30pm
Sunday - 11am to 5pm

Address

Queens Road
Clifton
Bristol
Avon BS8 1PX

0117 9735129
[email protected]
www.rwa.org.uk

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What's on

Exeter's Fine Art Collection: A Sense of Place

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RX

Tuesday 18 June 2019 – Sunday 15 March 2020

LISTEN: Satsymph, Walking Memories Sound Walk

around Frome: start at Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB

Saturday 03 August 2019 – Friday 02 August 2024

Printmaking Workshops

Creative Innovation Centre, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, United Kingdom

Thursday 12 September 2019 – Thursday 21 November 2019

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance - Act 3

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Sunday 15 December 2019

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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