Royal Cambrian Academy


Each year at the gallery in Conwy, the Royal Cambrian Academy hosts upwards of nine exhibitions which include an exciting range of painting, prints, sculpture and craft.

Most are organised by the RCA team and consist of Academy members or invited artists work. Occasionally, historical or thematic exhibitions occur as part of a UK programme. Others consist of invited groups and open exhibitions.

The RCA aims to display a mixture of contemporary and historical work. Art by the distinguished members of the Academy is always on show during the Annual Summer Exhibition and the Christmas Show and is always for sale.Interest-free Collectorplan is available to help you start collecting.

All Galleries
11 Feb 17- 30 Dec 17



7th January - 4th February

Upper Gallery - Christine Kowal Post RCA

Lower Gallery - Malcolm Ryan RCA

25th March - 29th April

Upper Gallery - Rob Piercy RCA
Lower Gallery - Diane Lawrenson RCA

6th May - 10th June

New Members - mixed show of Academicians elected to the RCA in 2016
Josh Bowe RCA - David Brightmore RCA - Mick Brown RCA - Ann Catrin Evans RCA - Susan Gathercole RCA - Gareth Griffith RCA - David Jones RCA - Elfyn Lewis RCA - Gareth Nash RCA - Alan Palmer RCA

17th June - 22nd July

Upper Gallery - Graham Cox RCA
Lower Gallery - Pine Feroda

29th July - 9th September


16th September - 14th October

Upper Gallery - Jan Gardner RCA

Lower Gallery - Paul Joyner RCA

21st October - 12th November

Upper Gallery - BY INVITATION - Clive Hicks Jenkins RCA
Lower Gallery - Gilly Thomas RCA

18th November - 2nd December


6th December - 30th December

Members Mixed Show

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All Galleries
18 Nov 17- 2 Dec 17

NOVA 2017

Nova is a biennial arts prize that is open to submission for all Welsh visual artists aged thirty-five or under and can be free to enter.

Nova aims to support and promote excellence in emerging Welsh art through offering artists the chance to have their work seen by our panel of high profile selectors, alongside being selected to exhibit their work, at the RCA, Conwy, as part of the inaugural Nova exhibition in November 2017.

The selection panel for Nova 2017 are:
Bedwyr Williams
Alfredo Cramerotti
Hannah Firth
Bruce Haines
Emily Weiner
Susan Liggett

Alongside inclusion as part of the Nova exhibition, there are a range of prizes and bursaries for exhibitors to win.

This year's exhibiting artists are:

Billy Bagilhole

Hannah Barnes

Ethan Beswick

Tom Cardew

Paolo Carzana

Philip Cheater

Catrin Davies

Rebecca Davies

Rory Duckhouse

Paul Eastwood

Lisa Evans

Alexander Fell

Mohamed Hassan

Alys Jones

John Lawrence

Jessica Lloyd-Jones

Catrin Llwyd

Gweni Llwyd

Hope Mappley

Eva Masterman

Catrin Menai

Elin Meredydd

Hannah Prescott

Alice Roberts

Anne J Steves

Aled Simons

AJ Stockwell

Jennifer Taylor

Alana Tyson

Samuel Whitaker

Ellie Young

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Future Exhibitions