New Chair of the RWA Board – Adrian Tinniswood OBE

29 September 2014

New Chair of the RWA Board The RWA is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chair – Adrian Tinniswood OBE – who will take up his new role in late October. Adrian Tinniswood’s career has combined work with … Continue reading


Overview by Michael Toseland on Tim Shaw RA Casting a Dark Democracy

12 September 2014

RWA Volunteer Michael Toseland picked Casting a Dark Democracy by Tim Shaw, one of the iconic images of the exhibition ‘Shock and Awe: Contemporary Artists at War and Peace‘ to focus on. Michael has written about how the piece made … Continue reading


Art History Day Schools at the RWA

10 September 2014

As part of our Learning and Participation programme the RWA have two fascinating Art History Day Schools looking at art, artists and architecture. Lead by professionals renowned in their field these courses aim to give a greater insight and understanding … Continue reading


The RWA staff and supporters get ready to reach new heights!

3 September 2014

This Sunday 40 fearless fundraisers will be abseiling 100ft in front of the Royal West of England Academy as part of the RWA’s Abseil for Art which will raise much needed funds for the gallery. Many of the participants will be … Continue reading


UWE The Centre for Moving Image Research and RWA Bursary Awardee Lucy Williams

21 August 2014

The Royal West of England Academy and the Centre for Moving Image Research of the University of the West of England are offering artists of the South West three bursaries of £1000 for the creation of works of moving image … Continue reading


A look at Re-Membering I

14 August 2014

 Re-membering I is part of Back From the Front: Art, Memory and the Aftermath of War, a programme of exhibitions and events at the RWA commemorating the start of The Great War and 75th anniversary of the start of the … Continue reading


RWA Spotlight Printmaker – Sophie Rae

10 August 2014

The RWA are pleased to showcase the beautiful work of local craft professionals. For each exhibition we choose a Spotlight Print-maker and a Maker of the Moment who work we feel complement work. Sophie Rae’s work has been created using … Continue reading


Sir Peter Blake CBE, RDI, RA, RWA (Hon) Announced as Invited Artist for the 162nd Annual Open Exhibition

5 August 2014

The RWA are pleased to announce that Sir Peter Blake OBE Hon RWA will be showing at the 162nd Annual Open Exhibition, 12 October – 7 December 2014. The exhibition has a rich history of exhibiting internationally renowned artists alongside … Continue reading


Kids Company Exhibition

24 July 2014

Kids Company Our Many Faces Exhibition at the RWA  We grow up acquiring a range of personalities to enable us to adapt and survive the different environments and situations we are in. ‘Our Many Faces’ discuss the different masks that individuals … Continue reading


Back From the Front Events Programme

23 July 2014

To accompany the Back From the Front Exhibitions the RWA have scheduled a programme of fascinating events to give participants a greater insight to these challenging, thought provoking  and often moving exhibitions. Back From the Front – Art, Memory and … Continue reading