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

As I enter the 163 Annual Open – guest blog by Teresa Pemberton

22 July 2015

Artist Network Member Teresa Pemberton talk to us about her experience of preparing and selecting her work to be entered into the 163 Annual Open Exhibition : I am just about to enter the “Open” and see this as an opportunity  … Continue reading

Summer Exhibitions at the RWA – a guest blog by Volunteer Thea Bailey

15 July 2015

June 2015 Exhibitions at RWA Bristol Having been involved in the taking down of the previous exhibitions ‘Drawn’ and ‘Drawing On…’ and seeing the galleries last in that state of disarray and refurbishment with the detritus of paint pots, ladders, … Continue reading

As we open submissions for the 163 Annual Open Exhibition we chat to winner of the New Creations Coaching Award: Kate Williamson

7 July 2015

What’s your first memory of art? My father used to take us to museums quite often in order to get us children out from under my mothers feet. I used to love the Natural History museum and the Horniman Museum (I still do). … Continue reading