In the background is a wall of colourful paintings. In the middleground stands a woman with short hair and glasses, raising her left hand to something outside the frame of the photo. She is holding a document with printed text on in her right hand. In the foreground we see the hair of three people who are sitting down and listening to the woman.

Described Gallery Tour for Visually Impaired Adults

16 Aug 2022


Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX




16 Aug 2022

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Tuesday 16 August 2022, 3pm 

This tour will be exploring the exhibition, Earth: Digging Deep In British Art 1781-2022 led by our experienced facilitator, Sarah Kelly, alongside gallery staff and volunteers. These tours explore the work in current exhibitions and usually there are some works that artists have given special permission to be touched. 

Each session will focus on a different selection of art works, will include time for group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring a companion and/or guide dog. 

These sessions are free. To reserve a place please email

An introduction to the RWA is available in large print.  

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Junior Drawing School - Playful Map Printing with Victoria Willmott

Experiment with printmaking using found objects, rubbers and foam stamps to print your own map.


PhotoLab is a place for everyone to explore, play and investigate photography across the lower ground floor.

Tuesday Teatime Tour April

A facilitated exhibition tour especially suitable for people living with dementia and their companions.

Art on the Forecourt - The Wild Escape

Drop by on Earth Day weekend to view vibrant artworks created by young artists from three local primary schools with artist Jasmine Thompson. Part of the Art Fund's -The Wild Escape.