After Hours at the RWA

20 Feb 2020

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Thursday 20 February 2020, 7-9pm 

Ticket price includes a free drink (alcoholic or soft). 18+ only. 

£5 concessions available to over 60s, Friends of the RWA and Academicians (please bring your membership cards) and students (please bring student ID)


Grab your friends (and your free drink) and enjoy a colourful After Hours with catwalk fashion, an African popup shop, music by DJ Devolicious of Booty Bass and four exhibitions to explore.


Explore our Exhibitions

First, explore Africa State of Mind - an exhibition based on the work of an emergent generation of photographers from across the African continent. Then, discover the stories of artist refugees in Refuge and Renewal: Migration and British Art and find out how their work has affected British art over the past 150 years. We're also excited to host Drawing Europe Together - an exciting exhibition featuring work by 45 leading children's book illustrators. Finally, explore our Photovoice and Textilevoice Exhibition - a beautiful collection of textile works made by Sudanese and Somali women and striking photographs taken by young people of colour living in Bristol.

African Textiles on the Catwalk

If all that wasn't enough, there will also be a catwalk showcasing African textiles, accompanied by an exhibition of work by emerging Bristol fashion designers of African heritage, curated by Christelle Pellecuer. 

Shop African Jewellery and Accessories

A range of beautiful jewellery and accessories will be available to buy from African Pop-up Shop, African Collective

Designers will include:


In addition to this, the RWA Shop will also be open on the night, offering limited editions prints, books, artists’ materials, stationery and gifts for art lovers. There will be a cash bar. 

Photo credits: images 1-3: Barabra Evripidou, images 4-5:  Anna Kirschner, image 6:  Lisa Whiting, images 7-9: Barbara Evripidou, image 10:  Camilla Hall


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