169 Annual Open Submissions now open

by Royal West of England Academy | Bristol
Date of event: 29/06/22 - 14/08/22

The RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition is now in its 169th year. Anyone can enter their work for this mixed discipline show and as usual, this year will include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture and illustration by artists ranging from leading professionals, including RWA Academicians, to emerging talent, from across the UK and beyond.

A selection panel assesses every entry and all work is for sale; the exhibition attracts art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide. Submissions are welcome from unknown, emerging and established artists, and work is judged purely on its own merits, anonymously, rather than on the artist's CV.

The selection panel this year includes Academicians' President, Fiona Robinson PRWA, RWA Academicians; Sarah Gillespie, Dorcas Casey, Nicholas Turner and Hamish Young, alongside Mark Golder (collector and benefactor, Golder Thompson Collection), Sue Hubbard (Art Critic, poet and novelist) and our invited artist, Matthew Burrows MBE (founder of the Artists' Support Pledge).

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