Streets Ahead: Bristol Street Art 2020

6 Jun–23 Aug 2020

Streets Ahead: Bristol Street Art 2020

See both the RWA and MShed exhibitions for a special price of £10! Joint tickets will be available from RWA and MShed. Tickets coming soon.

Book exhibition tickets online and save over £1 on adult admission tickets. Your ticket also includes entry to our Graffiti Lab - more information to follow. Purchasing a Gift Aid ticket will enable us to claim an extra 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. With your support, people of all ages can be inspired by our exhibitions and creative activities. To enable us to claim Gift Aid, please give your full name, first line of address and postcode at the checkout. By purchasing this ticket you agree that you have read our Gift Aid Declaration.


Streets Ahead: Bristol Street Art 2020 looks forward to the future of street art and the exciting new directions today’s artists are heading in.

10 years since Bristol’s leading street artists were invited to take over the Academy’s walls in Crimes of Passion, the RWA brings Bristol’s best street artists back for a second round.

Focussing on artists who are pushing the boundaries of street, graffiti and urban art, the exhibition will span installation, interactive art, sculpture, sound art, collage, light-based works and performance as well as fresh perspectives in mural painting.

Streets Ahead takes visitors on an unexpected journey and is a major reassessment of street art recognising the impact made beyond the city walls. 

Artists include: Mohammed Ali, Rob Aspire, Luke ‘Filthy Luker’ Egan, Bex Glover, Rob Lawes (Ziml), Dale ‘VN’ Marshall, Michael ‘3Dom’ Mullins, Zoe Power, Sophie Rae, Shaun Sepr, Shab, Richard Shipley, Kye ‘Soker’ Thomas, Nick Walker and Tim ‘Epok’ Woolner.

Curated by Felix Braun and Luke Palmer. 

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Image credit: Richard Shipley, Circulation, 2019, oil and spray paint on paper, 70 x 50cm © the artist

Street Art is taking over the city this summer!

Upfest 2020 - Tobacco Factory and other indoor and outdoor sites in Bedminster
30 May-1 June 2020
Europe’s largest street art festival returns and this one is bigger than ever! Visit upfest.co.uk for more details.

‘Vanguard’ Bristol Street Art: The evolution of a global movement - MShed
6 June – 1 November 2020
This landmark show will celebrate Bristol’s instrumental role as the birthplace of modern British Street Art through a display of many unseen and rare works by leading British and international street artists.

See both the RWA and MShed exhibitions for a special price of £10! Joint tickets will be available from RWA and MShed

Related Events

Graffiti Lab: a space designed to encourage interaction and participation, welcoming all ages and abilities to come inside. Free with admission ticket.

Gallery Tours: Every Tuesday within the exhibition dates,12-12.30pmLed by a member of the RWA staff or a volunteer. Free with your exhibition ticket. Book now on this page.

Gallery Tours Tuesdays: 12-12.30pm. Free with admission ticket.

After Hours: 30 July, 7-9pm, £8. Experience the galleries after hours.

Image 1: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Upper Glacier, 1950, Oil on canvas, Dimensions 629 x 394 mm, P175 © The Barns-Graham Charitable Trust. All rights reserved, 2019 Courtesy of the British Council
Collection. Photo © The British Council
Image 2: Ben Nicholson, 11 November 1947 (Mousehole), oil on canvas mounted on wood, 46.5 x 58.5cm @ Angela Verren Taunt. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Courtesy of the British Council Collection. Photo @ The British Council

Opening times

This ticket may be redeemed any day that we are open within the exhibition dates (14 Dec 19–1 Mar 20).

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.


Ways to Pay

ONLINE TICKETS: Save over £1 on adult admission tickets by booking online at least 12 hours before your visit. Simply show your email order receipt to reception to gain entry. Please note that each ticket can only be used once. 

RWA ART PASS: The Art Pass allows you to visit any RWA exhibition, as many times as you want, for one whole year. 

ON THE DOOR: 

Adults: £7.95 (includes an 80p donation) £6.95 online
Concessions: £6.75 (includes a 70p donation). Pay on the door
Under 18s/SGS, UoB & UWE students: FREE
RWA Art Pass Holders: FREE Purchase an Art Pass
Friends of the RWA: FREE Join today
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount on ticket price. Pay on the door


Gift Aid Declaration: Purchasing a Gift Aid ticket will enable us to claim an extra 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. By purchasing a Gift Aid ticket you agree that you have read and agree to the following Gift Aid Declaration:

Please treat this entry ticket to the RWA as a Gift Aid Donation. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.   

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