RBSA Gallery

RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
St. Paul's
Birmingham
B3 1SA
England

Website

www.rbsa.org.uk

E-mail

rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk

Telephone

0121 236 4353

Fax

0121 236 4555

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Association or society, Archive, Heritage site

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.30 Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
Sunday 1.00 - 5.00
Open Bank Holidays 1.00-5.00

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archives, Fine Art, Personalities

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Usha Kholsa RBSA - Craftwork in Cafe

  • 25 August — 15 November 2014 *on now

Handmade textural ceramics, described by Usha as ‘3D paintings’ and inspired by the Canadian Rockies and Australia.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/usha-khosla-rbsa-2/

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Craft Exhibition

  • 15 September 2014 — 17 January 2015 *on now

‘If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’. William Morris, lecture before the Birmingham Society of Arts and School of Design (1880).

Acknowledging the RBSA’s close connections with the Pre-Raphaelites
and the Arts and Crafts movement, this exhibition explores the continuing influence of Victorian and Edwardian pattern and design on contemporary craft.
Confirmed exhibitors

Layla Amber Rous
Katy Broomfield
Lucy Brown
Lisa Collingbourne
Tamara Gomez
Ebba Goring
Louise Hall
Katherine Lees
Louise Miller
Emily O'Grady
Gordon Robertson
Timea Sido
Kate Smith
Kirsty Stewart
Neelakshi Vidyalankara
Lex Watt
Emma Wells
Michele White

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/useful-or-beautiful-craft-exhibition/

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Brian Fletcher RBSA - Cafe Wall

  • 29 September — 15 November 2014 *on now

Paintings of mountain scenery and prehistoric monuments in richly-textured mixed media and impasto oils.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/brian-fletcher-rbsa-1/

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Exhibition

  • 8 October — 15 November 2014 *on now

This landmark exhibition will explore the history and development of the RBSA from the foundation of the Birmingham Academy of Arts in 1814. It will highlight the achievement of eight generations of artists in the city with major works by Members and Associates including David Cox, Joseph Southall, Walter Langley and Arthur Gaskin. It will also explore the contribution made by women artists in exquisite works by Mary Gibson, Kate Eadie, the Society’s first female Member, Teresa Clarke, and many others. Through some of the finest examples of painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking from public and private collections the show will trace the changing and often conflicting ideals that united and divided the artists of Birmingham.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/a-place-for-art-the-story-of-the-royal/

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Craft Exhibition

  • 20 October — 6 December 2014 *on now

A showcase of pieces by the winner and runners-up of the RBSA Prize for Innovation and Creativity, awarded to graduates from the School of Jewellery, part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at Birmingham City University.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/a-showcase-of-pieces-by-the-winner-and-runners-up/

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Exhibition

  • 19 November — 24 December 2014

Members and Associates of the RBSA, including those newly elected this year, show their current work in an annual exhibition held since 1842.

To mark this year’s celebrations, invited Presidents from other UK Royal art societies will also exhibit some of their work.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/birmingham-and-beyond-exhibition/

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Robert Hand ARBSA - Craftwork in Cafe

  • 29 November 2014 — 7 March 2015

A combination of hand-built raku and pit-fired ceramics.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/robert-hand-arbsa/

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June Dudleston - Cafe Wall

  • 29 December 2014 — 14 February 2015

An exhibition exploring landscape scenes over the changing seasons.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/june-dudleston-rbsa/

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Val Pitchford RBSA - Craft Gallery Wall

  • 29 December 2014 — 28 February 2015

Val explores the small and very small format through abstract landscapes, still life and flower paintings.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/val-pitchford-rbsa/

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Exhibition

  • 30 December 2014 — 7 February 2015

Start the year with a treat for your art collection. Work by RBSA Members and Associates are on show, all priced at £200 or under!

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/start-exhibition-2/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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A Place for Art : The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

  • 8 October — 15 November 2014 *on now

Buy the exhibition catalogue now!
The exhibition catalogue will be available to purchase for £14.99* from early October 2014.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/a-place-for-art-the-story-of-the-royal/

Art Demonstration

  • 1 November 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm *on now

Both artists will demonstrate their drawing and sketching skills. They are the sons of past Members who are featured in our anniversary exhibition, A Place for Art: The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, on show in Galleries 1 and 2.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/events/demonstration-by-paul-hipkiss-rbsa-and-nigel/

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Painting Portraits

  • 9 November 2014 2-4pm

Take inspiration from our anniversary exhibition, A Place for Art: The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, to create your own giant portrait using wax resist techniques. Make swirling patterns and quirky faces in bright colours by using oil crayons, paints, and inks. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and provides a great introduction to making artwork.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • Any age

Admission

Booking essential
This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book in advance to enable the Gallery to confirm numbers and prepare resources.

To book please contact the gallery on 0121 236 4353 for card payment or send us a cheque made payable to 'RBSA'.

Places are limited to 8 children. Allocation will take place on a first come first served basis, subject to receipt of full non-transferable and non-refundable payment.
Price
£6 per child
£4 for Members, Associates and Friends of the RBSA.

RBSA Gallery reserves the right to withdraw the course. In this eventuality, you will be notified and fully refunded.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/family-friendly-workshops-1/painting-portraits/

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Artist Demonstration

  • 29 November 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

Watch Marylane at work using pastels as she seeks to ‘capture the beauty of the moment’. To coincide with the Birmingham and Beyond exhibition on show in Galleries 1 and 2.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/events/demonstration-by-marylane-barfield-pprbsa-1/

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Family Friendly Workshop

  • 7 December 2014 2-4pm

Use a variety of craft materials to make an exploding book. Taking inspiration from all things festive, you will learn to combine drawing and folding skills to create your own design. Why not make a personal gift for a loved one in time for Christmas!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book in advance to enable the Gallery to confirm numbers and prepare resources.

To book please contact the gallery on 0121 236 4353 for card payment or send us a cheque made payable to 'RBSA'.

Places are limited to 8 children. Allocation will take place on a first come first served basis, subject to receipt of full non-transferable and non-refundable payment.
Price
£6.00 per child
£4.00 for Members, Associates and Friends of the RBSA.

RBSA Gallery reserves the right to withdraw the course. In this eventuality, you will be notified and fully refunded.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/family-friendly-workshops-1/exploding-christmas-books/

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Art Demonstration

  • 13 December 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

Catherine demonstrates her use of watercolours and her love for strong colours. To coincide with the Birmingham and Beyond exhibition on show in Galleries 1 and 2.

Website

http://www.rbsa.org.uk/whats-on/events/demonstration-by-catherine-staveley-rbsa/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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.

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