Described Tours

 Described Tour of Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art

As part of the Light and Inspiration Activity Programme, Described tours for people with visual impairments run regularly, led by our experienced Art History teacher and Describer, Sarah Kelly. Each session focuses on a different selection of art works. We contact the artists to seek permission for the group to touch their artwork, and often the artists join the session to talk about their work as well. The sessions mean that visitors with visual impairments can understand the work by feel.  

Upcoming dates: 
Tuesday 15 Feb 5pm 
on Zoom Exploring Paula Rego 
Tuesday 7 June 3pm in person at  Me, Myself, I: Artists' Self Portraits
Tuesday 16 August 3pm in person at RWA Earth: Digging Deep In British Art 1781-2022 



Workshops for adults with mental health challenges and social isolation

Light and Inspiration Activity

Creative activity, as part of our Light and Inspiration project, working in partnership with some of Bristol's most underrepresented communities

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Events for Children and Families

Art activities for kids of all ages! Get creative with painting, drawing and making at the RWA, Bristol's first art gallery. Subscribe to...