Royal Cambrian Academy

Previous Exhibitions

Discover some of our previous events

Upper Gallery
9 Jan 16- 20 Jan 16
The Open 2016

The Open 2016

Exhibition Opens at 2pm at the Royal Cambrian Academy. This is a mixed exhibition showcasing up and coming Artists from all over Wales. Also running concurrently, is the Young Wales/Cymru Ifanc 2016 - an exhibition of work by young artists in Wales. Aged between 15 and 25 years of age, The Royal Cambrian is proud to encourage and exhibit work by the younger generation and be the first gallery to support them in their artistic careers.

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Upper Gallery
27 Feb 16- 2 Apr 16
Lesley Barker RCA - "Cuttings"

Lesley Barker RCA - "Cuttings"

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Lower Gallery
27 Feb 16- 2 Apr 16
Tom Jones RCA

Tom Jones RCA

Celebrating two decades as a member of the RCA, an exhibition of castles, farms and water that have given Tom the inspiration for his work.

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Upper Gallery Lower Gallery
9 Apr 16- 7 May 16
4 Artists - 4 Journeys Ken Elias RCA, Heather Eastes RCA, Ceri Thomas RCA & Gustavius Payne

4 Artists - 4 Journeys Ken Elias RCA, Heather Eastes RCA, Ceri Thomas RCA & Gustavius Payne

Ken Elias, Heather Eastes, Ceri Thomas & Gustavius Payne

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Lower Gallery
14 May 16- 11 Jun 16
Alan Salisbury RCA

Alan Salisbury RCA

A Retrospective

Alan Salisbury RCA 

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Upper Gallery
14 May 16- 11 Jun 16
In the Round an Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings

In the Round an Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings

Artists: Bev Bell-Hughes, Wendy Lawrence, Sally Matthews, Wendy Mayer, Pea Restall, Meri Wells & Stephen West

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Upper Gallery
18 Jun 16- 16 Jul 16
Elaine Preece Stanley

Elaine Preece Stanley

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Lower Gallery
18 Jun 16- 16 Jul 16
Leo Carroll RCA

Leo Carroll RCA

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Upper Gallery
18 Jun 16- 17 Jul 16
Peter Kettle RCA

Peter Kettle RCA

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All Galleries
23 Jul 16- 3 Sep 16

The Annual Summer Exhibition

134th Annual Summer Exhibition

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All Galleries
23 Jul 16- 4 Sep 16
134th ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION

134th ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION

THE 134TH ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION - SHOWCASING THE LARGEST SELECTION OF WORK BY ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMICIANS 

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All Galleries
10 Sep 16- 15 Oct 16
RE-TAKE RE-INVENT

RE-TAKE RE-INVENT

A project devised, curated and managed by Andrew Smith, Director of Fine Art, Bangor University. This project is made up of practising artists, many of whom are tutors on the BA Fine Art degree course / MA Fine Art degree course at Bangor University.

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Attic Gallery,Swansea
14 Oct 16- 12 Nov 16
Royal Cambrian Academy in Swansea

Royal Cambrian Academy in Swansea

For this exhibition Attic Gallery have invited Members to contribute to a group exhibition to demonstrate the range and quality of work produced by them.

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All Galleries
22 Oct 16- 19 Nov 16
'By Invitation' 2016

'By Invitation' 2016

By Invitation 22nd October - 19th November

Opens at 2.00 pm Saturday 22nd October


An exhibition of notable contemporary artists, Welsh or working in Wales - invited by RCA President Jeremy Yates and fellow member Peter Archer to produce what promises to be a memorable exhibition.

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Upper Gallery Lower Gallery
26 Nov 16- 2 Jan 17

Christmas Exhibition

Affordable works of art from RCA members.

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All Galleries
7 Jan 17- 4 Feb 17
OPEN ART EXHIBITION

OPEN ART EXHIBITION

A selected exhibition submitted by non-members of the Academy, offering a broad range of subjects and media.

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All Galleries
11 Feb 17- 30 Dec 17
2017 EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

2017 EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME 2017

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

ACADEMICIANS ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION

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

NEW ART WALES - CELF NEWYDD CYMRU


6th December 2017 - 6th January 2018

Members Christmas Exhibition

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Upper Gallery
11 Feb 17- 18 Mar 17
Christine Kowal Post - 'They Think They Are Fallen Angels'

Christine Kowal Post - 'They Think They Are Fallen Angels'

'They Think They Are Fallen Angels'

As humans we like to think of ourselves as apart from the rest of the World. We are not mere animals, we have consciousness, we are spiritual, we are Fallen Angels made in the image of God.

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Lower Gallery
11 Feb 17- 18 Mar 17
Malcolm Ryan RCA - 'Night Paintings'

Malcolm Ryan RCA - 'Night Paintings'

Malcolm Ryan RCA - 'Night Paintings'

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Lower Gallery
25 Mar 17- 29 Apr 17
Diane Lawrenson - Nightmares & Demons

Diane Lawrenson - Nightmares & Demons

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All Galleries
6 May 17- 10 Jun 17
TEN New Members of the RCA

TEN New Members of the RCA

The RCA introduces TEN New Members: Josh Bowe - David Brightmore - Mick Brown - Ann Catrin Evans - Susan Gathercole - Gareth Griffith - David Jones - Elfyn Lewis - Gareth Nash - Alan Palmer

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Upper Gallery
17 Jun 17- 22 Jul 17
Graham Cox RCA

Graham Cox RCA

Approaches to Landscape

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Upper Gallery
16 Sep 17- 14 Oct 17
Jan Gardner RCA - Reveries

Jan Gardner RCA - Reveries

Reveries - New works by Jan Gardner RCA

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Lower Gallery
16 Sep 17- 14 Oct 17
Paul Joyner RCA Eiconau Cymreig - Welsh Icons

Paul Joyner RCA Eiconau Cymreig - Welsh Icons

Paul Joyner RCA 

Eiconau Cymreig - Welsh Icons

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Lower Gallery
21 Oct 17- 12 Nov 17
GILLY THOMAS RCA

GILLY THOMAS RCA

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Upper Gallery
21 Oct 17- 11 Nov 17
CLIVE HICKS-JENKINS RCA

CLIVE HICKS-JENKINS RCA

Garry Barker: Philip Cooper: Geoffrey Coupland: Orson Coupland: Neil Hadfield: Jonny Hannah: Sharon Hannah: Peter Lloyd: Desdemona McCannon: Chichi Parish: Sarah Raphael-Balme: Sarah Thwaites: Ian Whadcock: Abi Whitehouse

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All Galleries
18 Nov 17- 2 Dec 17
NOVA 2017

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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All Galleries
6 Dec 17- 30 Dec 17
MEMBERS CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

MEMBERS CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

This winter we’re delighted once again, to host our popular Members Christmas Exhibition at the gallery here in Conwy


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All Galleries
6 Jan 18- 10 Feb 18
Open 2018

Open 2018

A selected exhibition of work submitted by non-members of the Academy.

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All Galleries
17 Feb 18- 17 Mar 18
NEW MEMBERS OF THE RCA

NEW MEMBERS OF THE RCA

In 2017 the Academy elected eight new members, these new members have been invited to exhibit at the RCA in a joint exhibition.  

This exhibition showcases work by RCA members - David Bower, Lynne Cartlidge, Carl Chapple, Patricia McParlin, Barry Morris, Ondre Nowakowski, Wil Rowlands and Vivienne Williams.

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Lower Gallery
19 Mar 18- 28 Apr 18
SUSAN GATHERCOLE RCA

SUSAN GATHERCOLE RCA

Blwyddyn o Grochenwaith,  Planhigion a Phatrymau - A Year of Pottery, Plants and Pattern

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Upper Gallery
19 Mar 18- 28 Apr 18
JOHN HEDLEY RCA

JOHN HEDLEY RCA

Gwaith ar y Gweill Ffurfiau Naturiol Crete ac Ynys Mon - Work in Progress, Natural Forms Crete and Ynys Mon

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Upper Gallery
19 Mar 18- 28 Apr 18
PETER HOLLOWAY RCA

PETER HOLLOWAY RCA

Gorwel Disgyrchiant Ffurf Gwacter - Horizon Gravity Form Emptiness

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