Friends of the RWA

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Welcome to the RWA Friends

Friends of the RWA (FRWA), an independent charity, supports the Royal West of England Academy (the RWA) which is based in Bristol, England.

The RWA is an Academy dedicated to promoting and celebrating the visual arts and has about 150 Academicians. It is housed in magnificent top lit galleries built in the mid nineteenth century as a result of donations by Rolinda Sharples and others. The Academy hosts exhibitions throughout the year including open exhibitions to which anyone can submit work.

The objectives of the Friends charity are "To educate the public by the promotion, support, assistance, and improvement of the Royal West of England Academy through the activities of a group of Friends."

Friends of the Royal West of England Academy registered charity 1107149
Detail from a painting by Derek Balmer PPRWA