26 October 12pm-4pm
Academician Louise Balaam will be in the gallery providing an opportunity to watch her at work as part of the Autumn Exhibition.
3 October - 30 November 2012
Lindsay Telling is a Bristol-based glass artist. Her passion for glass was inspired by an artist in Fowey and her long love of Cornwall. Her influences to date have come from John Piper and Graham Sutherland and for this current exhibition - Turning Tide and The Close of Day - the pieces have been influenced by the works of Kurt Jackson, Andy Goldsworthy and her own found images of Cornwall.
21 October - 30 December 2012
The RWA's annual exhibition - hundreds of works for sale by unknown, emerging and established artists Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture.
29 September- 08 November Long Gallery
Julia's fascination with life drawing started as an 'A' level student under the tuition of John Eaves. She is concerned with intuitive mark-making from observation and the exploration of the visual elements of line, tone and colour. She uses Indian ink applied with sticks and large brushes for washes. This unpredictable technique keeps the drawings loose and free, capturing the effects of light, shade and form.
31 August - 1 October, Cafe Gallery
This exhibition provides a balanced look at the artist's desire to convey beauty, peacefulness and simplicity, as found in the Japanese woodblock prints of the ukiyo-e period, and traditional Chinese brush paintings; alongside subjects of unrest, protest and challenge.
29 September to 11 October
Continuing to paint directly in front of his subject allows Martin to capture the true range of natural colours, textures and the unusual shapes that occur - so difficult to create from imagination in the studio.
12 September - 2 October
Extremes of scale typify Peter Ford's second exhibition under the title Chance and Choice.
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21 October – 30 December
We will be offering a new service to guide budding collectors in purchasing artwork during this year's Autumn Exhibition.
28 October 2012 11am-3pm
The Big Draw is the world's biggest celebration of drawing and has now grown into a month-long festival running throughout October all over the UK. This year the RWA will be joining in the fun and running our own event asking all ages to join us in celebrating the power of drawing.
Saturday 27 October, 11am-12.30pm
In this illustrated talk Academician David Cobley will address his own search for meaning, and what part painting has played in that search.
Saturday 27 October, 3 November and 8 Dec, 10am-4pm
Academician John Palmer will be in the gallery providing an opportunity to watch him at work
Saturday 6 October, 2am-3pm
Join Academician Martin Bentham for a tour of his exhibition and a chance to ask questions about his artistic practice.
Wednesday 26 September and 3 October, 6.30-8.30pm
A new series of talks from University of Bristol's graduating MA History of Art students.
Every Wednesday from 26 September to 12 December, 6.30-8.30pm
Come and draw in the beautiful surroundings of the RWAs main galleries.
Saturday 6th October Saturday 3rd November Saturday 8th December
Suitable for all ages and abilities Scribble and Sketch offers a morning of fun and informal drawing workshops and exercises for families, led by Bristol Drawing Club founder and artist Anouk Mercier.
Dates: October Half-term
This has been postponed until October Half-Term. Book now.