Join the Friends of the RWA
Join the Friends of the RWA
Join the Friends of the RWA
Join the Friends of the RWA
Join the Friends of the RWA
Join the Friends of the RWA
Join the Friends of the RWA
Join the Friends of the RWA

Join the Friends of the RWA

Single membership: £35

Joint membership: £50

Student membership (id required): £15


Enjoy world-class exhibitions in Bristol and help secure the future of the city's oldest art gallery.

Although the RWA building on Queen’s Road may be closed while the Light and Inspiration redevelopment work is carried out, the Friends of the RWA will still be working hard to raise funds and promote the interests of Bristol art-lovers.

The FRWA’s committee and its many volunteers will be offering a full range of activities and communications throughout the period. Friends will benefit from:

· Free, unlimited entry to all RWA exhibitions at other temporary venues (including the beautiful Victoria Methodist Church, next door to the RWA)

· Monthly email newsletters and regular printed newsletters – so that you'll be the first to hear about RWA artists, exhibitions and events · Updates from The Floating Circle, the online art magazine of the Friends of the RWA

· 5% discount on RWA Drawing School courses

· 10% discount on RWA - branded shop stock and Exhibition Catalogues

· Exclusive Friends Trips and Visits to galleries and museums all over the country

· Lectures from artists

· Discount at Bristol Fine Art

· Opportunity to submit work to the next RWA Friends' Exhibition

The support of the Friends has been vital during this challenging time, and we would like to thank you for your ongoing membership as we look forward to the re-opening of the building and the start of an exciting new chapter in the history of the RWA.

    The Perfect Gift

    Friends memberships make the perfect gift. If you are purchasing a joint membership, please let us know the name of the other person who will be benefiting from membership. If you are buying membership for someone else, please also let us know their name. Contact 

    The Friends are an independent charity (1107149) set up to support the RWA

    The proceeds raised by membership fees and Friends fundraising activities are a vital source of income for the RWA and directly support exhibitions, educational activities and events.

    Single - £35 

    Joint - £50

    Student - £15 (please send a photo of your student ID to

    To book the Autumn Day Trip to Oxford download the form here and the address to post it to is on the form. our Trips and Visits. While our building is closed to the public, you can make enquiries to 

    The Floating Circle: an online art magazine by the Friends of the RWA

    The Floating Circle is an online art magazine made by the Friends, for the Friends, for anyone interested in the visual arts in Bristol and beyond. It aims to showcase the art of the RWA and to celebrate all things arty and cultural in Bristol and the South West. 

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    Join the Friends of the RWA

    Exclusive exhibition launch invites, discounts in the shop and Drawing School, and much more!

    From £15 to £50

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    The Art Pass allows you to visit any RWA exhibition, as many times as you want, for one whole year


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    Give the gift of choice. Redeem against exhibition entry, memberships, artworks, items in the shop or Drawing School classes.

    From £5 to £100