Royal West of England Academy Sculpture Open 2019

Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

0117 973 5129
www.rwa.org.uk

Saturday 16 March 2019 – Sunday 02 June 2019
Opening Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10am to 5.30pm. Sunday: 11am to 5.30pm.
Admission Fee: Adult: £7.95 Concessions:£6.75 Free for under 18 & students.

The RWA Sculpture Open will celebrate contemporary sculptural practice in all its many forms. From bronze casting to 3D printing, stone carving to found objects, sculpture is arguably the most diverse of artistic mediums allowing unrivaled freedom in materials, process, form and scale. Crossing boundaries between architecture, design, manufacturing and craft sculpture is a constantly evolving art form that pervades our lives like no other - from public monuments to the coins we carry in our pockets, sculpture is all around us.

Sculpture addresses our most innate creative desires to bring something tangible into being. Artists throughout the ages have explored new methods and means of expression, be it ancient religious icons, the figuration and abstraction of modern western art or the limitless possibilities explored in contemporary art. Our way of understanding the past is frequently through sculpture, the oldest clues to mankind’s early existence is a figurine from prehistoric times - an anthropomorphic lion-man carved from woolly mammoth ivory. Sculpture is a way of understanding our moment in time and leaving a legacy for future generations.

The RWA Open Sculpture Exhibition is a biennial exhibition, taking place as a change from our usual Open Drawing Exhibition, Drawn.

 

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