Ellen and Rolinda Sharples

Painted out of history

Event Details
Date: , 2023
Time: to
Location: Meet outside Royal West of England Academy (RWA)
Venue: Royal West of England Academy, BS8 1PX
With: Lee Cox
Series: Bristol Radical History Festival 2023
Ellen Sharples painting on an easel with her mother Rolinda Sharples next to her.
Photo: Rolinda and Ellen Sharples (Wikipedia)


What is the connection between the Bristol Sharples family of artists, the American Revolution of the 1780s and the Royal West of England Academy of Art?

Join Lee Cox in exploring the places where Ellen and Rolinda Sharples lived and worked at the beginning of the 19th century. Rolinda became the only female member of the Bristol School of Narrative Artists, whilst the Sharples family little known legacy led to the establishment of equal art training opportunities for women alongside men at the RWA, one of the first academies outside London.

Meet at 14:00 pm outside the Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX.

The walk ends back at the Royal West of England Academy at 16:00 pm.


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