4 Brook Street
0121 236 4353
0121 236 4555
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, Artist studio or collective, Association or society, Archive, Heritage site
Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.30 Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
Sunday 1.00 - 5.00
Open Bank Holidays 1.00-5.00
- 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.
Layla Amber Rous
- 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.
- 19 November — 24 December 2014 *on now
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.
Robert Hand ARBSA - Craftwork in Cafe
- 29 November 2014 — 7 March 2015
A combination of hand-built raku and pit-fired ceramics.
June Dudleston - Cafe Wall
- 29 December 2014 — 14 February 2015
An exhibition exploring landscape scenes over the changing seasons.
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.
- 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!
- 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.
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!
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.
£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.
- 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.
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.