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158 Autumn Exhibition

Exhibition 24 October 12 December 2010

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158 Autumn Exhibition details

(FYI media invited to: Private View Saturday 23 October

2010 12-5pm)

Public opening: 24 October – 12 December 2010

Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol


0117 973 5129

Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm

Admission: £4, concessions £2.50, children free. Free admission

day: Sat 13 Nov

The biggest exhibition of the year, an exciting mix of sculpture,

photography, architecture, painting and printmaking from both

professional and amateur artists. Featuring invited artists

Graham Crowley and graduate Samuel Miller.

and in RWA New Gallery (free entry)

1-26 October

Andriy Yalanskyi: Retrospective

Known as the ‘Monet of the Ukraine, artist Yalanskyi produces

pleasing compositions of landscapes and country scenes in oils

which have an unerring colour register and a masterly way with


29 October – 23 November

Robert Jennison RWA: Past, Present and In Between

A retrospective including work from the 1950s and 60s, and

recent paintings of still life and Dartmoor, east Devon and

Brittany landscapes.

26 November – 24 December

Association of Contemporary Jewellery: City

Challenging new work exploring the human scale in an urban


Please see after

More Information for associated events.

MORE INFORMATION: 158 Autumn Exhibition

Internationally renowned painter Graham Crowley and

handpicked artist of the future, UWE graduate Sam Miller, are the

invited artists at Bristol’s Royal West of England Academy’s most

popular show on the exhibition calendar, the 158 Autumn


Work by the invited artists sit alongside pieces by sculptors,

painters, architects, photographers, and printmakers, both

professional and amateur, who submit work in September for

consideration. Chosen pieces to be exhibited may also be

awarded prizes sponsored by Creative Picture Framing,

Consumer Intelligence, St Cuthbert’s Mill, UWE School of Creative

Arts, Venue Magazine, CREATE Centre, Bristol Drawing School,

and Friends of the RWA. 158 Autumn Exhibition is also sponsored

by Farrow & Ball, manufacturer of traditional papers and paint,

whose paint was used to re-decorate RWA’s Methuen Gallery for

the David Hockney exhibition, July-September 2010.

London-based Graham Crowley was part of the jury for the John

Moores Liverpool exhibition in 2008, and chair of the panel for

the Jerwood Contemporary Painters exhibition, London in 2007.

From 1998 to 2006 he was Professor of Painting at the Royal

College of Art. Graham has exhibited all over the world: Bombay,

Paris, Switzerland, Delhi, USA, Seoul and was last in Bristolat

the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery – in 1992 for ‘Collector’s

Choice.’ His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Arts

Council England, Auckland Art Gallery, British Council, Imperial

War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Simon Quadrat, RWA president, said he invited Graham because:

“I like his work very much: he transforms the everyday by a

wonderful use of colour; the commonplace is turned into works of


UWE graduate artist, twenty-three year old Samuel Miller was

born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and has travelled all over the

world. He was picked on the strength of his piece, ‘Oil Tanker

Island, at Bristol’s UWE graduate show at Spike Island. “It stood

out on the walls, a large painting of an oil tanker, sea collaged

with glass. Instead of oil a garden was being tended,” described

Simon. Despite obvious topical reference, it was Sam’s artistic

talent that was the draw for the invitation to submit to the

exhibition. His inspiration? “I heard that you can buy an old oil

tanker for around a thousand pounds because the oil companies

don’t want to pay for them to be decommissioned, Sam

explained, “I want to buy one, crash it into a sandbank and live

on it with some friends, declare it a principality, make it an


“I was proud, happy about it and proud,” Sam enthused about

being an invited artist, “It’s also a nice thing to invite my Gran

to.” Most recently Sam exhibited at The Arts House in Stokes


The 158 Autumn Exhibition runs from 24 October to 12

December 2010 at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, open

seven days a week. Associated events include exhibition tours,

painting and printmaking workshops and lectures. For more

details call 0117 973 5129 or visit

Associated events

Friday 22 October

2010 RWA Annual Dinner and Auction

Tickets: call Anouk Mercier on 0117 973 5129 or at

Saturday 30 October, 10am-1pm or 2-5pm

Canvas Making Workshop

Produce your own high-quality canvas for oils or acrylics, with

Nadeem Akram.

£30 plus £15 for materials. Fee inc exhibition entry.

Exhibition tours, Saturdays 2pm

30 October, 6 November (Chris Dunseath RWA), 13 November

(Simon Quadrat RWA President), 20 November (Peter Swan

RWA), 27 November (Neil Murison RWA), 4 December (John

Eaves RWA), 11 December (Trevor Haddrell RWA). Free with

admission fee.

Saturday 6 November, 2-4pm

Family Bookmaking Workshop

For 5-11 year olds and accompanying adult. £6 inc materials.

Saturday 13 November, 10am-4pm

Tone Workshop with Chris Bingle

Develop colour-mixing painting skills.

£27 inc exhibition entry. Bring own oils or acrylics, or small

charge for materials.

Saturday 20 November, 11am-12.15pm.

Friends Lecture - Titian: The Last Days

Entry from 10.15am. With prize-winning writer Mark Hudson,

author of Titian: the Last Days.

Saturday 25 November

Friends Evening

Join as an RWA Friend and enjoy a host of benefits including this

convivial event. See website or ring Jac Solomon for more details

on 0117 923 7874.

Saturday 27 November, 10am-4pm

Response Workshop with Querus

These professional sculptors will support your exploration of new

materials and unconventional techniques such as combining

printing, drawing, wax casting, mixed-media sculpture and

printing on plaster. Visit

£43 inc exhibition entry, plus £7 materials.


High resolution downloadable images of a selection of the

paintings are available at

solely for use with media reports of this exhibition. To download

high res pictures, please click on the image you require, then

click ‘All sizes’ then click on ‘Original’, then ‘Download’.

For more information or to interview artists, please contact

Louisa Davison on 0117 973 5129 (or 01672 811 515)

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five

royal academies of art in the UK. It is a registered charity which

has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an

outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent

fine art collection. The RWA has HM Queen Elizabeth II as its


The RWA has seven galleries within the 19th century building. The

five upstairs galleries – Sharples, Winterstoke, Stancomb-Wills,

Methuen and Milner - host the main exhibition/s. Artists can

apply to hire the downstairs New Gallery for their own exhibitions

(which forms the New Gallery programme). In the basement are

the RWA Friends’ Room (with occasional Friends’ exhibitions),

and also the newly refurbished Fedden Gallery which often


exhibits some pieces from the RWA’s permanent collection and is

available to hire as a conference and meeting space. All gallery

spaces are available for private hire for special events, such as

weddings and parties. If members of the media would like a tour,

please contact Louisa as above.

RWA also hires out pieces from its permanent collection as part

of the ‘Art in Your Workplace’ scheme, see

The RWA is an established venue for the fine arts and embraces

an artistic awareness of the widest nature. The exhibition

programme provides a showcase for one-person and mixed

exhibitions in a variety of media, which attract large numbers of

visitors nation-wide.

The Academy is situated in the academic heart of Bristol at the

Clifton Triangle, where Queens Road meets Whiteladies Road,

next to Habitat and opposite the Victoria Rooms.