Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX
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Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX
The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West. Their vision is to be the South West’s leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
Where is Royal West of England Academy located?
The RWA is located in the heart of Bristol and is open throughout the year, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed on Mondays, except spring and summer Bank Holiday Mondays (11am-5pm).
What is the history of Royal West of England Academy to the present day?
Ellen Sharples left £2,000 to the Bristol Academy for the Promotion of Fine Arts when she died. This sum, together with an earlier gift from her and money donated by other supporters, enabled the erection of a fine building in 1858 to house the Academy. This was to be Bristol's first art gallery. In 1913 a major extension to the front of the building, including a dome and spectacular ceiling lunettes painted by Walter Crane. In 2010 the RWA to made further improvements to the gallery spaces, including the introduction of climate control measures. This has allowed the gallery to host exhibitions of works on loan from national and regional collections, who demand the highest standards of environmental control.
What is there to see and do at Royal West of England Academy?
Main exhibitions are held upstairs in the beautiful, purpose-built galleries, described by art critic Andrew Lambirth as 'a jewel in the crown of England's exhibiting venues'.
Royal West of England Academy is part of the following Inspirations:
"For a bit of peace and quiet on a Sunday afternoon, a couple of hours at the Royal West of England Academy is a real treat. It’s located just above Bristol’s ‘triangle’ district, on the edge of Whiteladies Road, where you will also find BBC Bristol. It’s also by Victoria Methodist Church and the Victoria Rooms. Current exhibits at the Academy include a Kerstin McGregor retrospective - predominantly oil paintings, all thought-provoking and full of life. Admission is free, from 9.30am midweek and Saturday, and from 11am on Sunday."
Information on Royal West of England Academy , Queen's Road , Clifton , Bristol
|Opening Times:||Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm Sunday 11am-5pm CLOSED Mondays (except Bank Holidays - open all spring and summer Bank Holiday Mondays) Last admission 30 minutes before closing.|
|Admission:||Adults: £7.95 (includes a 80p donation) Concessions: £6.75 (includes a 70p donation) 12 month Art Pass: £15 Under 18s: FREE Students: FREE on production of a valid student ID National Art Pass holders: 50% discount on ticket price|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||The Royal West Of England Academy is located on Queens Road, Clifton, (where Queens Road Meets Whiteladies Road) set between Victoria Methodist Chuch and Habitat, opposite the Victoria Rooms. It is in the academic heart of Bristol and within easy reach of the M4 and M5 motorways. The nearest railway station is Bristol Temple Meads.|
Car Parking (nearby), Disabled Access, Guided Tours Tuesdays from 12pm - 12.30pm Join a member of the RWA team for a tour of our current exhibition. Tours start at 12pm and are free to anyone with an exhibition ticket. Tours will start from the landing, just outside the main galleries, Shop Discover a range of beautiful prints, books, cards, postcards and gift ideas, with a focus on local producers and artists, The Epiphany Cafe Opening times: Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4:30pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4:30pm
Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 16
A major exhibition tracing the representation of fire in British art across the last four centuries; exploring the symbolism and meaning the element has had for artists throughout history. Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692-2019, is the...
Queen's Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1PX
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