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The South West Academy's new publication, Art, People, Place is a lavishly illustrated book full featuring high-quality reproductions of the work of our academicians, and gives a fascinating insight into their private worlds and the history of the Academy. It can be found in selected book shops and also via this website.

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The South West Academy is a registered charity dedicated to advancing the creation and appreciation of art in the South West of Britain. Its core membership, the academicians, are outstanding practitioners of fine and applied arts with varied practices, backgrounds and styles.

The Academy works to contribute to the cultural life of our region through an annual calendar of exhibitions and events. Each year the Academy holds two large-scale exhibitions: early in the year, the Academicians Exhibition showcases the work of its members. This is followed by the annual Open Exhibition, a juried show which invites entries from anyone in the region.

The Open Exhibition features the Young Artists Award, part of the Academy's ongoing programme of work with schools and young people.

The Annual Drecki Lecture is a presentation given by outstanding artists and others in the field of the arts, and has even taken the form of a dramatic presentation.

The work of the Academy is made possible by the the generous support from a range of sponsors. Practical, financial and artistic support comes from the Friends of the Academy, whose efforts have underpinned the organization from its beginnings.

If you're interested in becoming a Friend of the Academy, you can find out more here. If you are interested in volunteering for an event please get in touch via the Contact page.

You can find out more about the history and mission of the Academy on the Academy Page - and browse recent events on our news page.


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Browse through many works for sale by Academicians, including paintings and sculpture

Explore the work and backgrounds of the South West Academy's Academicians.

View work by winners and runners up of the SWAc's Young Artist Award

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News Headlines
 Alan Cotton: in Conversation with Judi Spiers at Appledore Book Festival on Saturday 1st October 2016
 The Big Colyton Art Show will feature work from several Academy members. The show will be held at Colyton Grammar School, Colyford EX24 6HN on 15th October 11am-6pm and 16th October 11am-3pm.
 Peter Randall-Page: Visit Exhibitions of the work of Honorary Academician Peter Randall-Page this summer
 Alan Cotton: Honorary Academician's next exhibition September 14th - October 7th at Messum's Fine Art Gallery, London
 Friends of the Academy: Become a Friend or Best Friend of the Academy
Upcoming Exhibitions
Open Exhibition 2016
The 2016 Open Exhibition will run from 12th - 17th September at Exeter Castle, with over £1,000 in prizes.

For guidance on preparing your work for delivery to the exhibition click here. Please note that it is not necessary to frame box canvases

Recent Exhibitions
Academicians Exhibition 2016
Academicians Exhibition featured workshops and talks from Academicians

Short film by Robert Mountjoy - Showing the Academicians Exhibition at Delamore
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