Arboretum The Art of Trees; the Aborealists and other Artists An overview by Michael Toseland

11 February 2015

‘Trees’ One simple word that evokes an inexplicable feeling of warmth within us. Perhaps because of our age old symbiosis of keeper of shelter and protector, of providing the very oxygen that sustains us, and the very surroundings that astound … Continue reading


Small is Beautiful – Academician Artworks for Sale

5 February 2015

Small is beautiful, a little exhibition currently taking place in the Papadeli Café at the RWA could just as easily by called Hidden Treasures because that is exactly what is contained in this show. Academicians have offered small works for sale, … Continue reading


What’s on for Families this Half Term

28 January 2015

Tree Tales with Rosie Faragher Tuesday 17 February 3pm – 5.30pm £10 per child Suitable for children aged between 7 and 12, accompanied by an adult. Book online here Join Bristol-based author-illustrator Rosie Faragher for an afternoon of drawing, storymaking and storytelling, in response … Continue reading


Get Drawing – Drawn 2015 submissions for entry

20 January 2015

There’s only a month and a half to go until Drawn 2015 submissions close and the RWA are encouraging artists from all over the country to inspire us with their drawn works. Why Submit? For emerging artists, the exhibition offers … Continue reading


Half Term at the RWA

19 January 2015

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM Tree Tales! With Rosie Faragher Tuesday 17 February 3pm – 5.30pm / £10 per child Suitable for children aged between 7 and 12 Join Bristol-based author-illustrator Rosie Faragher for an afternoon of drawing, storymaking and storytelling, in response … Continue reading


Meet the Curator – Tim Craven on Arboretum

7 January 2015

We chat to Tim Craven from Southampton City Art Gallery who curated the stunning Arboretum exhibition (on display at the RWA until 8 March) about his inspiration behind the show. I first had the idea to form a group of artists … Continue reading


Twilight Tuesdays at the RWA

31 December 2014

The Creative Gym Each week you will be guided through a range of fun, informal and unusual art-making activities by a range of experienced tutors. Absolute beginners welcome! Book onlinehere.  Artist Professional Development Sessions  A new series of Career Professional … Continue reading


Spotlight on the #RWA162 Affordable Art Fair You Choose Award Winner – Artist Claire Cohen

16 December 2014

For over 5 years the RWA has been asking you the public to choose the winner of our You Choose award. This year ‘8 minutes’ a wonderful piece of sculpture in perspex by Claire Cohen captured your imagination and was … Continue reading


How to start drawing

1 December 2014

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at drawing but are too scared or not sure where to start? The good news is that there are a wealth of classes to choose from in Bristol. Here is the Bristol … Continue reading


Making an exhibition – New Works from the Sea by Janette Kerr PRWA

17 November 2014

As her new show goes on display today we caught up with President of the RWA Janette Kerr and asked her how she prepared for a big selling show like the one at the Cadogan Contemporary Gallery in London. The … Continue reading


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