The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities.
Gallery, Association or society
Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.30 Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
Sunday 1.00 - 5.00
Open Bank Holidays 1.00-5.00
- 1 February — 7 May 2016 *on now
An exhibition showcasing designermakers who have an ethical approach to craft-making. This ranges from makers incorporating found objects into their work, recycling and up-cycling and/or using fair-trade materials to those using energy-efficient processes.
At a time when we are often unaware of the origins of materials used in items we buy, this exhibition encourages the viewer to consider the object’s journey. Makers registered with the Fairtrade Foundation are also included. Fairtrade Certified Gold is the world’s first independent ethical certification system for gold and makes sure that smaller mining companies are not pushed out of business.
As always, with a range of price tags for all budgets, it’s the perfect opportunity for a guilt-free treat!
Shirley Bonas ARBSA: All Seasons all Weathers
- 14 March — 14 May 2016 *on now
The work in this solo show reflects Shirley’s love of the Wyre Forest and the local countryside near her home in North Worcestershire.
Janette Summerfield RBSA: Variations on a Theme
- 21 March — 21 May 2016 *on now
An exploration of how an image can be interpreted in several ways through the use of different media, scale and focus.
- 4 May — 4 June 2016 *on now
With a £1,000 top prize, this annual open exhibition continues to attract exceptional talent from across the UK and beyond. See below to enter this exhibition.
Curriculum based workshops and tours on request
The RBSA has facilities to hold up to 30 children for curriculum based workshops and tours of the gallery.
The RBSA also provides outreach services to schools.
4 Brook Street
0121 236 4353
0121 236 4555