May 2012

Chris Guest

26 May - 5 July

Exhibition of works in the Long Gallery by artist Chris Guest.

Opening Doors: The RWA Permanent Collection

5 May - 29 June 2012

Opening Doors provides a unique opportunity to explore the Academy's relatively un-seen permanent collection, timed to coincide with its move to a new home within the RWA.

Trevor Haddrell RWA: Bristol and Beyond

5 May - 8 July 2012

Cityscapes, rooftop views and panoramas feature in an exhibition of relief engravings from artist Trevor Haddrell, known for his intricate scenes of Bristol.

Josef Herman: Warsaw, Brussels, Glasgow, London, 1938-44

5 May - 8 July 2012

Following Herman's journey across four European cities in six dramatic years, concluding in 1944 when Herman settled in Ystradgynlais, the Welsh mining town that changed his life and work forever.

Lyndon Richards

14 April - 24 May 2012

Work inspired by the colours of the seasons, landscapes and seascapes of southern Britain and northern France.

A twenty-two foot high painted bronze statue stands on the RWA's balcony as a monumental and epic comment on social injustice.

Damien Hirst: Charity

Until May 2012

A twenty-two foot high painted bronze statue stands on the RWA's balcony as a monumental and epic comment on social injustice.

Bristol Drawing School Courses and Workshops Summer Term 2014

Bristol Drawing School Courses and Workshops starting in April 2014

The RWA delivers a programme of one day Art History Day Schools delivered by recognised tutors and Academics providing an introduction to a number of artists, art historical movements and theory.

Art History Day Schools 2012

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The RWA delivers a programme of one day Art History Day Schools delivered by recognised tutors and Academics providing an introduction to a number of artists, art historical movements and theory.

Taylor Wessing and AOP award-winning London photographer Jim Naughten will talk about his work. Best known for his acclaimed series 'Re-enactors', Naughten will present work from this as well as his latest series on Namibian tribe members, 'Hereros', at the event, a collaboration between Second Look and the RWA. Taylor Wessing and AOP award-winning London photographer Jim Naughten will talk about his work. Best known for his acclaimed series 'Re-enactors', Naughten will present work from this as well as his latest series on Namibian tribe members, 'Hereros', at the event, a collaboration between Second Look and the RWA.  For 'Re-enactors', Naughten photographed some of the thousands of people who step out of their daily lives to transform into historical characters from the First and Second World Wars and re-enact battles and drills on the beaches of Kent every summer. In Naughten's series 'Hereros' each image, a portrait of Herero tribe members of Namibia, reveals a material culture that harks back to the region's tumultuous past: they wear Victorian era dresses and paramilitary costume as a direct result of the region's early 20th century German colonization and subsequent conflict. www.jimnaughten.com Second Look is a volunteer-run association dedicated to promoting creative photography in Bristol. It organizes public events such as the regularly held TalkPhoto evenings. 'TalkPhoto presents: Jim Naughten' is the first of three special TalkPhoto events held as part of the Bristol Festival of Photography. For more information visit www.secondlook.org.uk and www.bfop.org

TalkPhoto Presents: Jim Naughten

Wednesday 9th May 6.30pm doors open, event 6.45-8.30pm

Taylor Wessing and AOP award-winning London photographer Jim Naughten will talk about his work. Best known for his acclaimed series 'Re-enactors', Naughten will present work from this as well as his latest series on Namibian tribe members, 'Hereros', at the event, a collaboration between Second Look and the RWA.

Uncovering Bristol's Hidden Art Collection: Dr Fred Hohler

Saturday 26 May 2012, 11-12.30pm

The Public Catalogue Foundation is an independent charity set up to record every oil, acrylic and tempera painting in Britain.

How to Photograph Artwork

Sunday 20th May, 10am-4pm

1 day workshop learning how to photograph your artwork professionally, led by Stephen Morris.

Lecture: Banksy - The Urban Calligrapher, Paul Gough RWA

Saturday 5 May, 11am

In the summer of 2009, Bristol saw a remarkable phenomenon that made international news. An estimated 300,000 people queued for hours, often in pouring rain, for admission to the city's museum and art gallery having been attracted by the media hype surrounding an exhibition ambiguously entitled, Banksy vs the Bristol Museum.

Artwork Documentation Day

Saturday 5th May, slots available between 10am and 4.30pm

Have your artwork professionally documented by photographer Max McClure

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