Ranked #12 of 26 Cultural in Bristol
Category: Art Galleries
The Royal West of England Academy exists for everyone with an interest in art and design.Our artistic programme promotes...
The Royal West of England Academy exists for everyone with an interest in art and design.Our artistic programme promotes inspiring work by our Academicians and Artist Members, and brings high profile exhibitions by established artists to Bristol. The RWA’s aim is to provide an inclusive programme of exhibitions, events and education in order to enhance the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art to the people who visit. The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent fine art collection. The RWA has HM Queen Elizabeth II as its patron. Education is an important element in any gallery experience and the RWA aims to supply programmes that provide quality art education in the gallery environment for all levels of ability, age and understanding. More details about forthcoming events and the types of activities we offer can be found on the Events pages. The Academy is situated in the academic heart of Bristol where Queen's Road meets Whiteladies Road. Read more about how the Academy was founded on our History page, and for more about our current work read our Behind the Scenes blog or our RWA President blog. Visitor information, including how to find us, opening hours and access info, can be found on our website.