A Home for Art

A Home for Art

16 July - 29 September 2024

Venue

The Link Space, Lower Ground Floor, Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX

Price

Free

Date

16 July - 29 September 2024

The RWA has a fascinating history of growth and renewal. It opened in 1858 as Bristol's first public art gallery. This exhibition shows how the RWA has developed as a 'home for art' over more than 100 years. It reveals some of the secrets of the building and tells the little-known stories of refugee artists who exhibited at the RWA from the 1940s to today, including Stanislaw Frenkiel and Chien-Ying Chang. 

This exhibition is a free exhibition in the Link Space on the lower ground floor.

Lead image: Snow Forest by Cheng Wu Fei, watercolour, 1965

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A Home for Art

16 July - 29 September 2024

This exhibition reveals some of the secrets of the building and tells the little-known stories of refugee artists who exhibited at the RWA from the 1940s to today.

Free