Body and Soul in the Academician’s Gallery

Don’t miss the superb ‘Body and Soul’ exhibition – on now at the RWA until 25 April…

‘The human body is strange and flawed and unpredictable. The human body has many secrets, and it does not divulge them to anyone, except those who have learned to wait,’ Paul Auster, writer and director.

‘Body and Soul’ is a new exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and wood carvings, showing in the Academician’s Gallery (the one opposeite the cafe!) at the RWA.

The works on show are by thirteen invited Academicians whose use of the human body is an important aspect of their practice:  Malcolm Ashman (who also curates), David Backhouse, Nicola Bealing, James Butler, John Butler, David Carpanini, Leslie Glenn Damhus, John Huggins, David Inshaw, Angela Lizon, Andrew Munoz, Anne Rothenstein and George Tute.

Entry is free and all works are available to purchase.


‘The human body is the best picture of the human soul,’ Ludwig Wittgenstein.


Image top: Nicola Bealing RWA, ‘Dirty Man, Clean Man’, 121 x 91cm, oil on linen.

Click for larger images. Photos by Angus Gregson.




The Friends of the RWA is an independent charity that supports the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol’s first art gallery. 
For just £35 a year Friends can make unlimited visits to RWA exhibitions and enjoy a host of other benefits, as well as making an important contribution to the arts in Bristol and the South West. Find out more and join up here.

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