Academician Candidates' Exhibition 2020

Academician Candidates' Exhibition 2020

14 April - 9 May 2021


14 April - 9 May 2021

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A free exhibition at Bristol's oldest art gallery, featuring an eclectic selection of artworks by Academician Candidates

This exhibition runs alongside our major exhibition, the 168 Annual Open Exhibition (ticketed)

The RWA, as one of five Royal Academies in Great Britain and Ireland, has a membership of 150 Academicians. Academicians are an independent body of artists at the forefront of their profession, who have achieved excellence in their field, and who are committed to contributing to the future of the RWA. Academicians are elected on the basis that they are practicing artists of ability and experience, creators of artworks judged to be of a consistently high standard and willing to undertake the commitments and responsibilities of the elected membership.

Each year, we invite the shortlist of Academician Candidates to exhibit a selection of their recent works alongside the Annual Open Exhibition. During this time, the current Academician body will anonymously vote for the Candidates they would like to see become Academicians. The exhibition on our ground floor is also open to the public. Admission is free.

This year's Candidates are:


Lidija Antanasijević

Day Bowman

Beth Carter

Dorcas Casey

Judith Jones

Zi Ling

Juliette Losq

Andrew Price

Lisa Scantlebury

André  Wallace

Hamish Young


Top image:

Andrew Price, Edgware Road, acrylic


Exhibited Artworks (on display in the Academicians' Gallery)

627 Lidija Antanasijevic, Deconstruction of Politika, video

628 Lidija Antanasijevic, Reconstruction of Politika - Letter S in Cyrillic, paper collage on wooden board

629 Lidija Antanasijevic, Reconstruction of Politika - Letter Sh in Cyrillic, paper collage on wooden board

630 Zi Ling, Red Desert and Black Forest, water based 

631 Zi Ling, Spinning World, water based 

632 Zi Ling, Masks of Soul, water based

633 Andrew Price, London Bridge to Shooter's Hill, acrylic

634 Andrew Price, Edgware Road, acrylic

635 Juliette Losq, Teleorama No II, ink and watercolour on paper

636 Juliette Losq, Arbor, ink and watercolour on paper

637 Juliette Losq, Areaorama, ink and watercolour on paper

638 Day Bowman, Fortress 3, oil, charcoal and conte on canvas

639 Day Bowman, Footprint Series DJB1, oil, charcoal and graphite on cartridge paper

640 Day Bowman, Footprint Series DJB2, oil, charcoal and graphite on cartridge paper

641 Hamish Young, Adoption (Homes 1), graphite

642 Hamish Young, Three Shells (One Found Object and Two Made Objects), watercolour on paper and found object 

643 Hamish Young, Dormitory (Ghosts #1), paper 

644 Andre Wallace, Journeyman  l, translucent casting resin and fibreglass

645 Andre Wallace, Empty Vessel, conte and graphite

646 Lisa Scantlebury, Primarily Jars, ceramic, limes, salt and spices

647 Lisa Scantlebury, Another Sense of Holding, ceramic and rope 

648 Lisa Scantlebury, Anyware ceramic, rope and clips 

649 Judith Jones, In the Night Garden, durospec

650 Judith JonesRural Retreat, durospec

651 Judith Jones, There are No Words, durospec 

652 Beth Carter, Fallen Minotaur, bronze 

653 Beth Carter, Antler Figure, bronze with steel base

654 Beth Carter, Hollow King, bronze with steel base

655 Dorcas Casey, Pain for Home, ceramic

656 Dorcas Casey, Iguana, jesmonite, iron powder, furniture £8500 1 available at £8500

657 Dorcas Casey, Cockerel, dress, gloves, wire, polymer clay 




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