We host a wonderful gift shop featuring artists books and publications, fine art prints, local craft professionals and a wide range of gift cards. Whether you've found a new passion in the exhibition featured upstairs, or are looking for a treat to spoil a loved one, the RWA shop is the perfect place to browse and find that lasting momento of your time visiting this historical and much loved Bristol gallery.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 6:00pm Sunday 11:00 - 5:00pmFeatured Book
From the success of our last exhibition publication, we are pleased to offer visitors a brand new title exclusively produced for the next series of exhibitions here at the RWA. 'Brothers in Arms: John and Paul Nash and the Aftermath of the Great War', written by curator Paul Gough and with a text from RWA Exhibitions Manager, Gemma Brace, this book explores the work of the two brothers; their family roots in London and Buckinghamshire; the difficult and dark days of their schooling; their divergent early careers and time in the trenches; the moments when they came together to share a show or studio, and also the long periods where their fortune fared so differently, Paul to achieve international recognition as a Modern artist as well as a profoundly English one, while John went quietly about his southern haunts painting the countryside, studying plants and diligently engraving dozens of illustrations.
We are pleased to offer this publication at a special exhibition price of £15 (RRP £16.50).
Please call 0117 973 5129 to order yours now, we also offer postal delivery at the price of £2.00 First Class, £1.60 Economy.
Latest from the RWA shop:
NEW Maker of the Moment
We are pleased to showcase the beautiful work of local craft professionals Ava & Bea. Ava & Bea was the result of a love of beautiful patterns and texture, a keen interest in design; of the possibilities of materials, and lots of experimenting with making things. Since their launch in 2012, they have aimed to bring something a little bit different to their customers. They have a workshop just down the road from home, and make everything themselves. Their combination of vintage inspired, contemporary design, with a love of mixing materials new and old, mean that they are never stuck for new ideas. Pop in to the shop to see our two glass cabinets filled with their beautiful work, ideal for a thoughtful, original gift or to treat yourself.Featured Printmaker: Sophie Rae
Sophie Rae’s work has been created using a small durathene roller and ink. A technique she has been developing since University. There are a number of stages to her process, which she equally enjoys. After the inspiration has hit and the image decided it all starts with a sketch. This sketch is then cut into separate pieces, so eventually each part of the original sketch is a stencil. These stencils are then placed onto a fresh sheet of smooth paper and the apron is put on. Now the printing begins. With a roller in one hand and often some music in her ears Sophie mixes new colours and applies them to the paper using her roller. Her stencils are there to mask off areas of the paper, just like a screen print. So she applies ink in the spaces of her stencils, gradually building up the image in this way until you get what you see here today.
A spontaneous and exciting way to work, it has immediate results and can be used to create very simple or very complex monoprints.
Sophie Rae has also worked as Artist in Residence at Chhaap Printmaking Studios in Baroda, India, for a month in 2013. Here she produced a series of prints inspired by her trip around the country, some of the landscapes you can purchase here.
Sophie works from her studio in Hamilton House and teaches her technique too. To find out more about her workshops and techniques or if you have any other questions or comments you can reach her at email@example.com
Her website is www.sophie-rae.com
Poppies Square £56 - Sophie Rae PrintmakerMary Fedden PPRWA OBE Limited Edition Prints on 30% SALE
The RWA are offering a staggering 30% off signed limited edition Mary Fedden prints. The sale of these prints will go towards supporting vital work at the RWA. Enquiries can be made by contacting the Academy on 0117 973 5129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Throated Diver - Available in Large & Medium Signed & Mounted: Large £728, Medium £658 (RRP £940)
Also available in Large (Unsigned & Unmounted): £329 (RRP £470)
Pink Bird - Available in Large, Medium & Small Signed & Mounted: Large £627 (RRP £895) Medium £571 (RRP £815) Small £238
Also available in Medium (Unsigned & Unmounted): £329 (RRP £400)Unnatural-Natural History - prints, posters, bags, postcards books
In the shop we have a range of signed, limited edition prints from 12 of the exhibiting artists, including the first ever Kate MccGwire print. The artists included in this range are:
Fulvio Di Piazza
Scott G Brooks
Eric Mark Sandberg
Each print costs £78 the edition size is 40.Signed Limited Edition ROA Book £200
The RWA is currently selling a limited edition copy of 'ROA; An Introduction to Animal Representation'. There were only 500 of these books produced and they have been known to retail at over £350.
Roa is a hugely talented Belgian street artist from Ghent, he is renowned for his giant black and white animal street art. To order, please call 0117 973 5129 or email email@example.com for more information.
We keep a range of merchandise relating to current and past exhibitions, and can order books and other products on behalf of customers - come and talk to our Front of House team, or give us a call 0117 973 5129.