RWA Open Exhibition 2017


The Royal West of England Academy holds an Annual Open Exhibition, now in its 165th year. As the name suggests, anyone can enter their work for this mixed discipline show – previous years have included painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture and illustration, and attracted entries from artists across the UK and beyond. A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 575 works by 382 artists made it into the final exhibition. All work is for sale and the exhibition attracts art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide.

We are very pleased to announce that 2017’s Invited Artists will be Royal Academy President and prolific painter, printmaker and sculptor Christopher Le Brun, and photographic artist Tom Hunter, primarily known for his work documenting everyday life in Hackney, London.

The closing date for online submission is the Monday 21 August at 5pm.
Submission fees are £20 per item for General Public.

Please visit the RWA website for full terms and conditions:

Online submission is now open – please click here to enter:

This year’s panel of selectors will include Marie-Anne McQuay, Head of Programme at Bluecoat, Liverpool and writer, curator and lecturer James Russell, alongside RWA President Stewart Geddes and Academicians Stephen Jacobson, Rachel Ara, John Maine and Sara Dudman.

Prizes include a solo show at David Simon Contemporary.

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