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Free Exhibition

RPS removes entry charge for exhibitions

To celebrate a hugely successful first year as Bristol’s newest cultural attraction, we have opened our gallery space for free for future exhibitions, with immediate effect.

We opened our doors in February 2019 and since then, we have welcomed 1000s of photography enthusiasts and members of the public wanting to see inspiring and thoughtful photography in Bristol’s newest cultural attraction, based in the Paintworks creative quarter close to the city centre.

Each exhibition is accompanied by a dynamic learning programme of lectures, talks, film screenings and workshops. The building also supports our wider education programme which includes practical workshops, courses and new educational offerings. Our programme of distinctions assessments, which recognise individuals’ skills across the medium, continue in the enhanced space.

The removal of entry fees will further our mission statement to educate members of the public and inspire a passion for the art of photography.

Mike Taylor, Chief Operating Officer said:

“We’re really pleased to be able to improve access to beautiful and inspirational photography, by removing the exhibition entry fee to our gallery home in Bristol. We are striving to share aspirational photography that provides insight, inspiring storytelling, and which tackles the issues of our time. After a fantastic first year in Bristol we look forward to welcoming new audiences through our doors to explore the wonderful world of photography”

Our current exhibition, Sugar Paper Theories by Jack Latham has been extended to the 26th of January. You can find out more here:

Opening times are Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.