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

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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