Royal Cambrian Academy

Archives: 2020

Exhibition Programme

Posted 24.03.20 in the category

Necessary disruption to our exhibition programme will be resolved in due course. We will be updating the website as soon as we are able.

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Posted 19.03.20 in the category

Despite setting up our new exhibition, due to the risk posed by COVID 19 (Coronavirus) we have taken the difficult decision to close the gallery. The opening of the RCA Printmakers Exhibition has been postponed until ‘some time’ in the future.
This decision has been taken to ensure that our staff, volunteers, associated artists and members of the public are protected as best as possible.
We will be reviewing the situation in accordance with government guidelines. Please keep up to date with us on Facebook, Instagram and our website for regular updates.

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Karel Lek 1929 - 2020

Karel Lek 1929 - 2020

Posted 06.03.20 in the category

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Posted 17.08.20 in the category

We are now open again! We have ongoing exhibitions and a new look retail area, complete with art supplies and local crafts for sale.

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Posted 01.10.20 in the category

The Royal Cambrian Academy is looking to employ a part time Senior Administrator, to work at the gallery in Conwy, ideally with an interest in or previous experience of working in the arts. Someone with financial experience who is capable of meeting deadlines, with a flexible and adaptable approach to working in a small team. Experience and knowledge of working in the charity sector and dealing with the necessary statutory and mandatory compliance would be an advantage. Working use of spoken and written Welsh is desirable but not essential.

For a full job description and application details please contact

The RCA adopts an inclusive and broad approach to equality and diversity, applications from all sections of the community are welcomed.

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JOB VACANCY: Digital & Social Media Development Technician

Posted 12.11.20 in the category

Part time position in Conwy for the Royal Cambrian Academy. This is a short term initial contract, 14 - 21 hours per week over two/three days, to start as soon as possible.

The applicant should have a demonstrable interest in the arts and be comfortable with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Familiarity with Office applications like G Suite or Office 365 is also desirable.

The goal is to develop a lively and engaging presence for the Academy on these and other platforms. The applicant will have day-to-day responsibility for the RCA website for art sales, calls for exhibitions and encouraging interaction with the website.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in providing guidance to the administrative staff and the Education Officer as required.

The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this post.

All staff are expected to adhere to current Covid guidelines.

This opportunity exceeds minimum wage, would be suitable for someone interested in the arts looking to gain, or preferably having, experience in a gallery environment.

Please apply with a CV and a Cover letter to

Applications close 27 November 2020 12.00 pm

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Posted 31.12.20 in the category

In accordance with Welsh and UK government announcements on 19 December 2020, the Royal Cambrian Academy will be temporarily closed until further notice.


"2020 was a culturally, creatively and financially challenging year for the RCA, impacting on everyone involved with the gallery - artists, staff, volunteers and visitors.

We are deeply indebted to our amazing staff, who have responded with positivity and resilience, working hard behind the scenes whilst creating a safe and welcoming space for visitors.

The RCA is developing an online presence: over the next few months, we are planning an enhanced website with digital exhibitions and enriched social media to help keep you up to date with all our news.

I would like to express our sincere appreciation to members, funders and visitors for their enduring support during 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021 and are working hard to bring you an exciting and varied programme of exhibitions, classes and events."

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