RWA Bristol

World-class art in exceptional spaces, for everyone

Our doors are closed but there's still lots happening


Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1PX


Closed until early 2022 for major capital build.

Our programme continues off-site. See 'What's On'

Building changes as a result of our capital project

The Light and Inspiration Capital Project

The Light and Inspiration project will transform our beautiful building, attracting new audiences, including those from some of Bristol's most vulnerable communities

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Varekai (Wherever) - RWA Pop-up Exhibition Off-site

18 June 2021 - 6 Jan 2022

Varekai (Wherever) - RWA Pop-up Exhibition Off-site


Vibrant and colourful works from the RWA permanent collection on show at 6 community venues across the city

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Bristol Art Gallery Events

Online from 9 - 23 Sep 2021

Online Art Auction: The RWA Secret Postcard Auction

Your chance to purchase unique works of art by leading figures from the art world from as little as £40

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The RWA Collection - Our Heritage, Our Future

9 Oct – 27 Nov 2021

The RWA Collection - Our Heritage, Our Future

From Free to £3

A selection of historic and contemporary works from the RWA Permanent Collection in the Victoria Methodist Church.

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