RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition 2019

RWA, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

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Saturday 16 March 2019 – Sunday 02 June 2019
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm Sunday 11am-5pm CLOSED Mondays Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Admission Fee: Admission price includes entry to Gaudier-Brzeska: Disputing the Earth Adults: £7.95 (includes a 80p donation) Concessions: £6.75 (includes a 70p donation) Under 18s/SGS, UoB & UWE students: FREE National Art Pass holders: 50% discount on ticket pri

This dynamic and varied exhibition showcases of some of the most exciting sculptors from across the country and beyond. Almost all of the work is for sale, making the Sculpture Open a perfect opportunity to discover new artists or invest in well-known names. This year we are pleased to announce that our Invited Artist will be Brazilian sculptor, painter and printmaker Ana Maria Pacheco

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.

This year’s selection panel comprises of internationally-known sculptors Ann Christopher RADaphne Wright and Kate MccGwire, Artistic Director of New Art Centre at Roche Court Stephen Feeke and RWA Academicians Ian MiddletonSimon Hitchens and Dallas Collins.

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

This year's Open Sculpture Exhibition is sponsored by Fresh Art Fair

Browse and buy art online

This year, for the first time, we are offering you the chance to browse and buy all of the works in the Sculpture Open online. Sign up to our e-newsletter for more details.

The Sculpture Lab
The Sculpture Open will also be accompanied by The Sculpture Lab, a space designed to encourage interaction and participation, welcoming all ages and abilities to come inside: investigate, discuss, test, create and play. 

Sculpture Lab is supported by Art UK

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