- Royal West of England Academy

The Friends of the RWA have provided valuable support to the Royal West of England Academy since its foundation in 1844 to promote the visual arts.

Free Entry: to all exhibitions

Lectures, past lectures have been given by Shelagh Hardie MA, M Litt, Sonia Lawson RA, Robert Maxwell-Wood, Susan Macfarlane and Peter Reddick RWA. Subjects have included Conservation of Paintings, Russian Art, Turner and Urban Design.

RWA Friends Magazine, The Magazine is published three times annually. It contains profiles of artists, articles on topical matters, a programme of Friends and RWA events as well as listings.

Trips, past visits overseas have included: Holland, Paris, Barcelona and Estonia. Day visits have included Oxford, Tate Modern, Exeter and Cardiff.

A chance to exhibit work in Friends Exhibitions

Discounted Rates for submissions to the RWA Autumn Exhibition.

Discounts for the art supplies from Bristol Fine Art

Private View Invitations, Private View cards admit two people to all RWA exhibitions.

Mailings, there are approximately eight mailings each year to Friends, which will keep you informed of forthcoming events.

Social Events, The Friends host a number of social & educational events each year.

People, a chance to meet people with similar interests.Support from the Friends of the RWA is invaluable in developing a challenging exhibition programme and maintaining the fabric of the buildings. By joining the Friends you will be able to help the RWA in its role of promoting the visual arts in the Southwest.For further details of membership please see the Contact the RWA page.

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