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Bristol: Introducing Selection Committee Member Alison Bevan

We are thrilled to unveil our esteemed Bristol Selection Committee. These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the very best of emerging talent.

Alison Bevan (née Lloyd) is Director of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol – England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art, housed in a spectacular purpose-built Grade II* listed Gallery. She joined the RWA in September 2013 and is passionate about putting this “jewel in the crown of England’s exhibiting venues” at the heart of the region’s cultural life.

After graduating in Art History from Nottingham University in 1986, she spent a 14-year career in public galleries in Wales, latterly at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, where she was Exhibitions Officer. From 1999 to 2013, she was Director of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, which specialises in exhibiting the work of the Newlyn, Lamorna and St Ives colonies (1880-1940), a subject on which has become regarded as an expert and has lectured in the UK, USA and France.

She is a Fellow of the Museums Association and was Chair of the South Western Federation of Museums and Galleries from 2009-12. She was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2013 New Year’s Honours for services to Cultural Heritage in Cornwall.

The Other Art Fair Bristol returns to the Arnolfini on 1-3 September 2017.