Friends’ Exhibition 2023 – Entry details

We are delighted to announce the return of the Friends’ Exhibition this May. It will once again be held at the fantastic, spacious Create Centre in Bristol.

You have until Friday 14 April to enter – and we can’t wait to see your entries

The Exhibition

Preview: Friday 12 May 5pm-7.30pm 

Exhibition open: 13 – 25 May.
Monday to Friday 11am – 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am – 4pm
Free entry.

The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN

Entering the Friends’ Exhibition 2023

Friends can enter up to 4 pieces of original artwork at a cost of £12 per entry (non-returnable). Payments are by bank transfer. The deadline for entry and payment is 14 April 2023.

Artworks can be 3D or 2D not exceeding 100cm along any side, and all pictures must be ready to hang, in strong frames with secure ‘D’ rings and cord, and labelled according to the exhibition guidelines. The selling price must be a minimum of £100 per work (including RWA commission).

IMPORTANT: Please read all the entry specifications and terms & conditions here.

ENTER: This year the entry form is online only. Enter the 2023 Friends’ Exhibition here.

Queries? If you have any questions or difficulties with entry, please email Sue and Gordon at

Key dates

Entry form with payment deadline: Friday 14 April 5pm

Handing in of work at Create: Tuesday 9 May 9.30-11.30am
Collection of non-selected work: Tuesday 9 May 3pm-5pm

Preview at Create: Friday 12 May 5pm-7.30pm
Exhibition opens: Saturday 13 May 11am

Collection of unsold works at Create: Friday 26 May 10am-5pm
Collection of sold works at Create: Friday 26 May 10am-5pm

Online exhibition ends: Friday 9 June 5pm

The Create Centre gallery space

If you are not currently a Friend…

You need to be a Friend of the RWA to enter the exhibition. Membership costs justs £35 per annum, which includes free unlimited entry to RWA shows. Join up here.

Can you help?

We need your help to make this exhibition the most successful yet! Volunteers will be required for the hand in, selection, set up, dismantling and of course, for stewarding.
If you can help in any way, please drop Sue and Gordon a line at