RWA Fundraising Auction in partnership with Bonhams

RWA Fundraising Auction in partnership with Bonhams

16 -22 Aug 2024

Venue

Main Galleries RWA and Online

Date

16 -22 Aug 2024

Exhibition of artworks 16 – 22 August 2024 
Bidding open online from noon 9 August – noon 23 August

International fine art auctioneers Bonhams are generously supporting the RWA by hosting a one-off fundraising auction this August to raise much needed funds towards our work as a charity.

The auction provides collectors with a unique opportunity to acquire major works of art by leading 20th-century and contemporary artists, most of which have been provided directly either by the artist or their estates.

Those featured in the sale include Gillian Ayres CBE RA RWA (Hon); Wilhelmina Barns-Graham RWA; Dame Elizabeth Blackadder RA RSA RWA (Hon); Sir Peter Blake RWA (Hon); Sandra Blow; Eileen Cooper RA RWA (Hon); PJ Crook RWA; Sir Antony Gormley RA; John Hoyland RA; Albert Irvin RA RWA (Hon); Kurt Jackson RWA; Janette Kerr PPRWA; Sonia Lawson RA RWA (Hon); Christopher LeBrun PPRA; Bruce McLean; Peter Randall Page RA RWA; Tim Shaw RA RWA; Nick Walker; Karl Weschke and Lisa Wright RWA.

The auction includes paintings, sculpture and prints, many not previously available to buy, and all will be on show in the RWA’s outstanding gallery space from 16 – 22 August inclusive, with free admission (donations welcomed).

Bonhams are waiving all fees on this sale, including buyers’ commission, with proceeds instead going to supporting the RWA’s work delivering life-enhancing creative inspiration and engagement with some of the most underserved communities and individuals in our region.

The RWA is a completely self-funded charity, fully reliant on ticket sales, sponsorship, donations and earned income, including art sales, to keep its doors open.

Established in 1844, this fundraising auction is vital in helping to ensure that this historic art gallery can be enjoyed by future generations, and that we can continue inspiring everyone with art across Bristol and beyond. 

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