Royal Cambrian Academy


.In 1993, the Academy moved to its present home in Crown Lane, Conwy immediately behind Plas Mawr. Under the Leadership of its the president Sir Kyffin Williams, it set about preparing itself for the new millenium. New members were elected, many of them setting out on their artistic lives and in common with the world at large, new media, new techniques and new styles melded comfortably with the work of existing members.

Today in its 127th. year, the Royal Cambrian Academy has over one hundred artist members. Its new Patron is His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and its President is the distinguished Royal Academician and Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools, Professor Maurice Cockrill. Its Gallery in Crown Lane Conwy has a continuous exhibition progamme of works by members, national and international touring exhibitions and open exhibitions where non-members get an opportunity to show their work and hopefully, sell it. The academy runs art classes and has an educational programme for schools.

Lovers of art and lovers of Welsh art in particular, have the opportunity to become more closely involved in the activities of the Royal Cambrian Academy by becoming " Friends of the RCA". Friends are invited to private viewings of all exhibitions, They can attend a regular series of talks by artists, art historians and curators of exhibitions. They are kept in touch with the activities of the Academy through its magazine CELF 125 which is published four times a year and take part in Friends outings to galleries and places of interest.

Visit the Royal Cambrian Academy's website at website link for details of current and future exhibitions or phone the gallery on 01492 593413.
Of particular interest in 2009, is a major exhibition of work by the Welsh artist Richard Wilson RA. The exhibition runs from 24th October until 23rd. December and will be accompanied by a sries of talks and events incuding a new catalogue of the artists work.

Finally, a visit to the gallery shop is a must for high quality gifts and cards for all occasions.

The Royal Cambrian Academy is a registered charity, No 219648

The Friends of the Royal Cambrian Academy is a registered charity, No 1114241


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