Discover the RWA Collection with Alison Bevan and Art Unlocked

Installation view of 'The RWA Collection - Our Heritage, Our Future' at the Victoria Methodist Church, 2021

The RWA Collection - Our Heritage, Our Future, installation view, Victoria Methodist Church, 2021. Photo: Lisa Whiting Photography.

RWA Director, Alison Bevan delves into the history of the RWA and its permanent collection for Art Unlocked, Art UK's online talk series.

In a new series of talks by Art UK and Bloomberg Philanthropies, collections from museums and galleries across the country are discovered and celebrated.

Alison provides an introduction to the history of the Royal West of England Academy and shares some of her personal favourites from the permanent collection. 

You can see over 100 artworks from the RWA permanent collection in the current exhibition, The RWA Collection - Our Heritage, Our Future (off-site), open until 27 November 2021, and find out more about the Academy's exciting future as our beautiful building is transformed by the Light and Inspiration Capital Project.

Watch the full Art Unlocked talk here: