By becoming a Patron you will be able to share your passion for art through a close relationship with the RWA and its Academicians.
The support of Patrons is vital in enabling us to fulfill our role as a regional centre for excellence in the visual arts and continue to showcase exceptional talent and bring the best of British and international art to Bristol.
Bronze Patrons

£300 a year  (joint Bronze Patron - £450 a year)

Free unlimited entry to all exhibitions; invitations to exhibition previews; priority booking for artists’ talks, lectures and events; invitation to the annual Patrons Lunch (additional cost may apply) – a chance to meet the President, Chair and Director in an informal and convivial environment.

Silver Patrons

£1,000 a year.  Silver includes all the benefits for Bronze plus:

Free admission and preview invitations for Patron and selected guest; invitation to an exclusive viewing of each exhibition in advance of general opening; out-of-hours and/or behind-the-scenes access by arrangement; opportunities for exclusive visits including to Academicians’ studios

Gold Patrons

£5,000 a year.  Gold includes all the benefits for Silver plus:

A personal tour of each major exhibition led by the Director and/or exhibition curator for Patron and up to three guests; special booking rates for private functions in the galleries; acknowledgement in any accompanying exhibition publications (complimentary copy provided); access to expert curatorial advice on preventive conservation measures for artworks you own

If you would like a private discussion about becoming a Patron or Benefactor, please contact Alison Bevan, Director on 0117 906 7603 or Kate Foster, Head of Development on 0117 973 0938.

We are grateful to our current Patrons for their generous support:

Keith & Gill Bonham
Russ & Linda Carr
Consumer Intelligence Ltd
Timothy and Judith Lockwood Jones
Sarah Kenny
Brenda McLennan & James Smith
Effie & Michael Romain
Nicole Sherwood
Ron Stagg
Sir James & Lady Virginia Tidmarsh

Derek Balmer PPRWA
Norman Biddle
Edmund & Susan Bruegger
Michael Clarke
Maria Crayton & Maddie Burnell
Kathy Curling
Edward & Maire Cussen
Jill & Colin Dunmore
Ann & Bryan Fawcett
Lisa & Pes Freeland
John & Heather Frenkel
Roger Gallannaugh
Kathleen & Paul Gough RWA
Joan Hawkins & Bernard Fennell
Clive Hetherington
Jenny Hooper
Cameron & Ros Kennedy
Ian Lerner & Christina May
Bridget McCrum RWA
Christopher & Mere Moorsom
John & Mary Prior
Simon Quadrat PPRWA
Geoff & Jenny Sharman
Gill & Guy Stobart
Peter & Lesley Stoppard
Renee Thornton
David & Catherine Walker
John Wood
Martin Wright & Stephane Darc
Joanna & Charles Wyld
Andrew & Rosemarie Yates

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