August 2014

On Psychological Operation in the Garden of Basra, Iraq, Xavier Pick, 2009-10, mixed media drawing, pen and ink, digital print on Hahnemühle German etching paper, Photoshop digital manipulation, acrylic paint and glazes

Shock and Awe; Contemporary Artist's at War and peace In Discussion

Saturday 30 August 2pm

Join Hazel Brown, Project Research Assistant (UWE First World War Centenary projects) and exhibiting artists Elizabeth Turrell for an informal, gallery-based discussion, focussing on both their own and others' artworks.

Art and War: Truth, Propaganda and Protest. Half-day Workshop

Saturday 9 August. 2pm - 5.30pm

This half-day workshop will combine gallery-based talks with Shock and Awe artists Jill Gibbon and David Cotterrell, and an illustrated lecture exploring art and pacifism (particularly in relation to early the Modernists and World War I) with University of Bristol Art Historian, Dr Grace Brockington.

Back from the Front: Perceptive Block Print Workshop with Jenny Blackwood

Saturday 16 August. 11-3pm. Suitable for 5-13yrs and their families. This is a drop-in session – come along anytime between 11am and 2.30pm. (Please note: we have limited space available in our studio, so places cannot always be guaranteed.)

Join us as we take inspiration from the Brothers in Art and Shock and Awe exhibitions, creating 3D landscapes, still life arrangements and complementary block prints. Participants are invited to bring their own photographs of places, people or objects to help inspire their work.

A Gloucestershire Landscape, John Northcote Nash, 1914, oil on canvas, WA1978.67 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford © The estate of John Nash. All Rights Reserved 2014, Bridgeman Art Library

Brothers in Art, Walk and Talk

Saturday 2 August 2pm

Join RWA Exhibitions' Manager and Brothers in Art curator Gemma Brace for a 'walk and talk' tour of the exhibition

Scribble and Sketch with Anouk Mercier

Saturday August 2, September 13, October 4, November 1, December 6 2014 10.30am-1pm

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. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Bristol Drawing School Courses and Workshops Summer Term 2014

Bristol Drawing School Workshops August2014

Our Many Faces: In partnership with Kids Company

17 July – 31 August 2014

An exhibition of artwork created by children and young people from Kids Company

Back From the Front presents: The Death of Nature

16 July – 8 August 2014

A series of work by leading contemporary artist, Michael Porter RWA

Back From the Front presents: Shock and Awe - Contemporary Artists at War and Peace

19 July – 17 September 2014

An exhibition of work by contemporary artists recently exposed to the front-line of war in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans.

Back From the Front presents: Brothers in Art: John and Paul Nash

19 July – 14 September

Featuring over forty paintings, watercolours and drawings from public and private collections.