RWA Sculpture Open: Artist Information

Submissions are now closed

Sculptures at the RWA in Bristol

Selection results are now available. Log in to OESS to check your results 

The RWA Sculpture Open (16 March–2 June 2019) provides an opportunity for artists at any stage of their career to showcase their work alongside big names from the art world, and to present their work to the many keen art buyers who attend our Open Exhibitions.

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.

We're also pleased to announce that our Invited Artist will be Brazilian sculptor, painter and printmaker Ana Maria Pacheco.

The Sculpture Open Exhibition reflects the RWA’s ongoing commitment to championing world-class art in the region and creating opportunities for new and emerging talent.

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

Key dates:

  • Submissions Open: Thursday 3 January 2019

  • Submissions Closed: 5pm, Thursday 7 February 2019

  • Results Live: 1pm, Friday 15 February

  • Hand In Days: 10am - 5pm, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March

  • Private View: 6- 8pm, Friday 15 March

  • Exhibition Dates: Saturday 16 March – Sunday 2 June

  • Collection of all works: Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June, 10am - 5pm

Please note that the Sculpture Open is a one-stage selection process: all works must be entered online and then, if selected online, delivered to the RWA. 


Exhibition Guidance Document

Sculpture Open Terms & Conditions

OESS User Guide

RWA Sculpture Open: Artist Information Gallery