March 2013

Drawn 2013

23 March - 2nd June

Drawn aims to raise the profile of drawing, presenting it as both an autonomous discipline and an interdisciplinary tool. From artists who either draw, or explore the concept of drawing in their work, the show features work from illustrators, videographers, sculptors, printers, embroiderers, typographers, animators and architects.

Ursula Newell-Walker - The Long Gallery

2nd March - 11th April

Places 'at the edge' are a recurring motif, such as Somerset with its high skies, and definite horizon or the window ledge where the light from outside meets that of the inside. In both cases, there is a meeting of two realities, physical and psychological. A sense of immediacy is central to the work.

Reigning Cats and Dogs

Friday 11 January - Friday 15 March 2013

From Ancient Egypt to the present day cats and dogs have inspired artists featuring as inconsequential intrusions to the starring role.

Artist Residency: Debbie Locke

For an up-to-date list of dates when artists will be working in the space please call the RWA on 0117 973 5129 or check the website

Artist Network member Debbie Locke will be exploring her practice as part of an on-going exploration in her work into the process of 'mapping'.

Artist Residency: Karen Wallis

For an up-to-date list of dates when artists will be working in the space please call the RWA on 0117 973 5129 or check the website

Artist Network member Karen Wallis will be working in the space, responding to the exhibition's range of different drawing methods by making a collection of drawings created through interaction with visitors to the gallery. This collection will exist in two forms: a physical object in the gallery and a virtual version online. The form of both versions will directly reflect the content of the exhibition and be made in response to interaction with visitors, the exhibiting artists and staff at the gallery.

Drawing Mum and Dad Family Workshop, Anouk Mercier

Thursday 28 March, 10-11.30am, 10-11.30am Thursday 30 May, 10-11.30am

A fun and informal workshop for both children, parents and grandparents.

Lecture: Filippo Lippi-Vows Broken, Talent Fulfilled, Robert Baggs

Saturday 9th March, 11am

APOLOGIES BUT THIS LECTURE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE VISIT OUR WHAT'S ON PAGE FOR A FULL LISTING OF OTHER EVENTS. Filippo Lippi, who is perhaps a less well-known painter than some, had a brilliant talent and a florid personal life and was the master of Botticelli. Following a liaison with a nun, Lippi had a son who in turn became a famous painter who was trained by his father's pupil. Whilst less well known perhaps than Botticelli, his images are stunningly beautiful. This talk discusses some of the more controversial aspects of Lippi's life, and some of the myths that surround it. Whilst concentrating on his art and style, we also discuss his influence on other painters.

Scribble and Sketch, Anouk Mercier

Saturdays: 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April 10.30am-1pm

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.

Bristol Drawing School Spring Term

For more detail about individual courses visit Bristol Drawing School Website or call the RWA on 0117 9735 129.

The Drawing School Spring Programme is now available, find out more...