Friends’ Exhibition 2022 – Entry details

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

You have until 13 April to enter – and we can’t wait to see your entries

The Exhibition

Friday 13 May to Wednesday 25 May 2022
Weekdays 11am – 5pm, Weekends 11am – 4pm. Free entry.

Preview: Thursday 12 May 5-8pm

The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN

Entering the Friends’ Exhibition 2022

Friends can enter up to 4 pieces of original artwork at a cost of £12 per entry (non-returnable). Artworks can be 3D or 2D not exceeding 91cm 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 2022 Friends’ Exhibition here.

Key dates

Entry form with payment deadline: Wednesday 13 April 6pm (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Handing in of work at Create: Monday 9 May 9.30-11.30am

*Collection of non-selected work: Monday 9 May 3pm-5pm

Preview at Create: Thursday 12 May 5pm-8pm

*Collection of unsold works at Create: Thursday 26 May 10am-1pm

Collection of sold works at Create: Thursday 26 May 2pm-5pm

*A handling charge of £10 per item will be levied on works not collected on time

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

Create Centre, Spike Island, Bristol