Artist Interview: Alice Freeman

20 April 2016

Alice Freeman is a recently elected RWA Artist Network member. She studied at Byam Shaw School of Art before graduating from Camberwell College (UAL) in 2013. Her practice incorporates drawing with etching and sculpture and she works from BV Studios, Bristol.  RWA: What are … Continue reading

Artwork of the Month: April

12 April 2016

This month’s work from our permanent collection has been chosen by Alice Mumford RWA: ‘I was asked to write a piece for Artwork of the Month and scrolling through dozens of postage stamp-sized reproductions from the RWA collection, one jumped … Continue reading

Interview: Printmaking with Sophie Rae

11 April 2016

Sophie Rae is an illustrator and printmaker based in Bristol. She regularly runs workshops in the city and works freelance for a variety of clients. We caught up with her following one of her family printmaking workshops at the RWA. Where … Continue reading

Judith Greenbury RWA, 1924 – 2016

8 April 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our Academicians, Judith Greenbury. Judith Greenbury studied at the West of England College of Art in Bristol, under the tutelage of George Sweet, followed by the Slade … Continue reading

Important info for Saturday gallery visitors

5 April 2016

Important information about gallery activities on Saturday 9 April Continue reading

Hidden Talents at the RWA

30 March 2016

BBC Get Creative is a celebration of the amazing arts, culture and creativity that happens every day across the UK. In celebration of creativity, and the power and importance of creative activities for many people all around the country, the team … Continue reading

Stewart Geddes RWA

24 March 2016

Stewart Geddes is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and an RWA Academician. He studied at Bristol Polytechnic under Alfred Stockham before going on to the RCA. His work is in numerous public collections and he has shown widely in … Continue reading

Visit us this Easter

24 March 2016

The RWA is open throughout Easter (Friday 25 – Monday 28 March inclusive) and there are plenty things to do throughout the building. Here are a few ways to spend your day with us… Creech Barrow, Evelyn Cheston, Dorset, 1910, oil … Continue reading

Artwork of the Month: March

10 March 2016

This month’s Artwork from the RWA’s Permanent Collection is ‘Dark Day’ by Carel Weight, chosen by Artist Network Member Holly Brodie: Slipping below the bottom edge of the canvas, the figures in this painting are marginalised by the landscape. That … Continue reading

International Women’s Day

8 March 2016

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we take a closer look at a selection of our inspiring female Academicians, past and present. Janette Kerr RWA, Night Sea Painter Janette Kerr RWA is our current president, most famous for her ‘foul-weather’ paintings. During … Continue reading