Events and exhibitions

This spring the Friends of the RWA will be exhibiting at the Create Centre for their next exhibition.

The Friends of the RWA includes a large and thriving community of artists, working and showing in Bristol and beyond. This exhibition showcases the very best of their art; including painting, printmaking and three-dimensional works.

Selected by a panel of RWA Academicians, each work will be available for sale with a percentage of proceeds going to support the RWA. Artworks will be listed and available to view online once the panel have selected the works.

13 – 25 May 2022 (Mon – Fri 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am–4pm) FREE ADMISSION.

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 12 May, 5pm–8pm. All welcome.

Create Centre
Smeaton Road
Spike Island
Bristol
BS1 6XN

If you enjoy the Annual Open Exhibition then this is very much for you with original artworks including paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints which are all free to browse and available for sale.

Further information

Exhibition entry details and full terms and conditions for Friends of the RWA can be accessed on the Floating Circle Friends’ Exhibition 2022 information page.

Check out The Floating Circle, a blog managed by the Friends of the RWA.

Find out more about becoming a Friend of the RWA.

 

How Time Flies

Picture Hotwells

A Millennium Exhibition by Hotwells and Cliftonwood Community Association.

There are scrapbooks of images and lots of information to see.

 

Regular Activity

Fabrication logo

‘The UK discards nearly a million tonnes of textiles every year ‘ (WRAP)

This exploration of some of the aspects of textile sustainability consists of two parts. Firstly the CREATE Centre hosts a permanent exhibition of information about textile sustainability, including advice, explanations, and facts and figures. This exhibition is open during CREATE opening hours. The second part is the practical activity days that take place on most Wednesdays from mid morning to mid afternoon. Here the exhibition is extended to include examples of domestic items made from fabrics that would otherwise have been sent to landfill. In addition, such items as cushions, tea cosies, table mats and many other items are being made on the spot, with the intention of encouraging visitors to start or continue their own work. At all the times the exhibition and practical activities are open, free small fabric pieces are usually available so that visitors can take them to incorporate in their own projects.

FABRICation is run by Mike Timmins, who is experienced in decorative textiles as well as textile science and technology.

Transformabin is now at Create!

Transformabin photo

As part of Bristol’s 2015 Green Capital celebrations, 14 unique community inspired projects were commissioned for each of it’s Neighbourhood Partnerships. Mufti Games with Baggator Young People’s Project successfully pitched to Ashley, Lawrence Hill and Easton Partnership to create a fun project highlighting issues relating to household waste, fly-tipping, and recycling in the local area.

From this the Transformabin was created; a communal bin converted into a playable games station. The simple labyrinth style game highlights the effects that waste has on our city, combining fun and imagination with a positive envorimental message.

The Transformbin is a permanent fixture at Create and can be found in our gallery,
Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.