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
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. This year it will be given
by Academician Ray Balkwill.
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.
Works For Sale
Browse through many works for sale by Academicians, including paintings and sculpture
The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts
Registered Charity No. 1087350 Company Registration No. 4243361
A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.
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