Enticing evenings of art at Twilight Tuesdays

20649081442_3fdee2bca4_kAs the festive season draws near and the days grow shorter, the RWA is giving art lovers a precious gift this month – the gift of more time to enjoy art!

Throughout November the gallery will open until 8.30pm on Tuesdays, giving you more opportunity to enjoy our biggest exhibition of the year, our 163rd Annual Open Exhibition. This year over 2300 works were submitted for consideration by over a 1000 artists, nationwide, before being selected and curated by an expert panel of artists and curators. The show is an eclectic mix of work by unknown, emerging and established artists in a variety of medium; there is something to suit all tastes.

We’ve also got some fantastic events on to whet your artistic appetite…

10 November

Twentieth Century Scandals lecture series: Blasphemy

Join art historian David Cuthbert as he delves into some of the modern and contemporary art world’s most sensational episodes in a series of informative and entertaining lectures. This week he’ll be looking at The Black Christ of Ronald Harrison; Andreas Serrano and Piss Christ; George Grosz and Max Ernst

Admission price: £10 per lecture

Creative Gym: Moments of Joy…with Jenny Blackwood

Flex your creative muscles at our weekly Creative Gym, where you’ll get the chance to create your own art works. Jenny Blackwood’s session will encourage you to dig into your memory bank to inspire new works of art.

You will be using drawing, collage and writing to create a unique artwork that represents you at your most joyous! Bring your happy memories, from photos to ticket stubs, stamps to souvenirs.

Admission price: £10 per session

17 November

Twentieth Century Scandals lecture series: Tabloid Hysteria!

David Cuthbert continues his journey into last century’s most shocking art escapades, this week focusing on The Armory Show 1913; Carl Andre and ‘the bricks’, and Tracey Emin’s Bed.

Admission price: £10 per lecture

24 November

Creative Gym: String Art Workshop with Let’s Make Art

The last of our Creative Gym workshops focuses on the unique skill of string art. String art has its origins in the ‘curve stitch’ activities invented at the end of the 19th Century to make mathematical ideas more accessible to children. It was popularised as a decorative craft in the late 1960s through kits and books.  Come and make your own in this fun, practical workshop led by Alice Hendy and Karen Davies.

Admission price: £10 per session

Twentieth Century Scandals lecture series: Repression

David Cuthbert’s final lecture in the series looks at Entartete Kunst 1937; Alfred Munnings and ‘This So-called Modern Art’, and the Bulldozer Exhibition, Moscow 1974.

Admission price: £10 per lecture

Want more information? Visit http://rwa.org.uk/whats-on/ or call the gallery on 0117 973 5129 to book tickets.


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