167 Annual Open Exhibition

29 Sept – 1 Dec 19

167 Annual Open Exhibition


The Royal West of England Academy holds an Annual Open Exhibition, now in its 167th year. As the name suggests, anyone can enter their work for this mixed discipline show - previous years have included painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture and illustration, and attracted entries from artists across the UK and beyond. A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 634 works by 413 artists made it into the final exhibition. All work is for sale and the exhibition attracts art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide.


Submissions for artists will be open from 2 July - 20 August 2019 via our Online Submission System.


Times & Prices

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
CLOSED Mondays

Last admission 30 minutes before closing. The RWA occasionally closes early for special events. Please call ahead or check the website for details. 

Adults: £7.95 (includes a 80p donation)
Concessions: £6.75 (includes a 70p donation)
Under 18s and Students: FREE
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount on ticket price

167 Annual Open Exhibition Gallery