The affordable way to buy art

18 September 2015

Interested in buying a piece of art but don’t have the cash right away? With the Own Art initiative, you can spread the cost of your purchase over ten months with an interest free loan. If you love art but … Continue reading

We’re on the Front Page!

18 September 2015

Karine Leroux, one of our long-time volunteers, is a professional translator who specialises primarily in art. She has recently written an article on translating art texts for the Chartered Institute of Linguists’ magazine, The Linguist, in which she explains what … Continue reading

Twilight Tuesdays are back!

1 September 2015

Twilight Tuesdays at the RWA presents: CREATIVE GYM Fun, informal art-making workshops – an alternative to the step class and the treadmill! OCTOBER 13: This Is Me…with Jenny Blackwood OCTOBER 20: Let’s Make Art with Alice Hendy & Karen Davies … Continue reading

Meet the new Academicians – Laurie Steen

19 August 2015

We have just closed submissions on the Annual Open Exhibition for another year and are doing the final counts as to how many entries in . Every year we also receive submissions from Academician Candidates, this year we have 10 hoping … Continue reading

We chat to Beth Waters the artist behind RWA’s Shaun in the City REX

14 August 2015

What’s your first memory of art? Well, I don’t remember this at all but I am always told the story of my first encounter with art. There are a lot of artists in my family, but at an age when … Continue reading

Why Be A Volunteer Steward? A Guest Blog by volunteer Thea Bailey

5 August 2015

What was it that drew me in?  I’d been into this building so often, but suddenly that day early in 2015 I sensed change, everything seemed to have a “new energy” about it and the RWA were looking for Volunteers. … Continue reading

Call for Submissions for the RWA 163 Annual Open Exhibition – the region’s largest open submission exhibition.

30 July 2015

Originally posted on RWA: Behind the scenes:
Online Submission closes 19 August 2015 The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol invites artists to submit their work for consideration to its most popular show on the exhibition calendar. Now in…

Robert Hurdle RWA Selected Works

30 July 2015

As part of our exhibitions series of Academician exhibitions as curated by Academicians we are pleased to announce works by Robert Hurdle RWA will go on display in the Link Space next weekend to coincide with Robert’s 97th Birthday. The … Continue reading

Artwork of the Month – Midi in the Vineyards, Languedoc Reginald Gammon RWA

28 July 2015

Artwork of the Month as selected by Academicians Midi in the Vineyards, Languedoc Reginald Gammon RWA Oil on canvas, 67 x 98 cm This work, by Reg Gammon RWA, whom I knew well, was made in the 1980s at the … Continue reading


23 July 2015

ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY Marketing Manager 37.5 hours per week, salary c.£23,500, depending on qualifications and experience Following the appointment of Rebecca Clay as Bath’s Heritage Marketing Manager, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is seeking to recruit … Continue reading