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BETWEEN WORK AND WINDOW - Photographs of RWA Academicians




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Saturday, 28 January 2023 to Sunday, 12 March 2023

The space between work and window describes the place of an artist in the studio and the photographer’s place for recording a moment during a studio visit. It refers also to a metaphorical space between the outside world and the artists’ way of seeing and interpreting it. This exhibition of photographs of Royal West of England Academicians forms part of a larger collection of portraits, documenting British artists in the context of their working environment. It is an ongoing project that began more than thirty years ago with photographs of artists commissioned for press and news agencies and that is now pursued largely out of personal interest and based on commissions from the art galleries and publishers. 
These images have come to reflect social changes as well as new practices and a new approach to using studio space. The selection of 35 photographs for this exhibition illustrates these developments. A third of the portraits were taken specifically for this occasion during the past year.


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Anne-Katrin Purkiss works as an independent photographer, based in London. 
Her work is represented in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the archives of Tate and the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Art Library and the library of the Yale Centre for British Art among others.

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The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is Bristol's oldest art gallery, situated in a Grade 2* listed building, it hosts five galleries and an exhibition programme that celebrates the best of historic and contemporary British art.

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