The RWA ? Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West.
Our current exhibition is Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692-2019, on until 1 September 2019, a major exhibition tracing the representation of fire in British art across the last four centuries (featured in The Times, The Spectator and Art Quarterly).
Our vision is to be the South West?s leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
Located in a spectacular Grade II* listed building in the heart of the city, the RWA is the UK's only regional Royal Academy of Art and one of only five in total, alongside those in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and London.
Through its extensive programme of exhibitions, events, talks and lectures, the RWA is committed to providing great art for everybody, and to promoting the understanding and enjoyment of art for the widest possible audience.