167 Annual Open Exhibition


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Sunday 29 September 2019 – Sunday 01 December 2019
Opening Hours: Closed (Monday), Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5.30pm, Sunday 11 - 5pm
Admission Fee: £7.95 Adult, £6.75 Concession, Under 18 or Students Free, Art Fund Members 50% discount, FRWA Free

The Royal West of England Academy holds an Annual Open Exhibition, now in its 167th 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 634 works by 413 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.

Submissions for artists will be open from 2 July - 20 August 2019 via our Online Submission System.



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