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 - Saturday: 10.30 - 5.00
Sunday: 1.00 - 5.00
Closed on Bank Holidays
- 29 June — 22 July 2017 *on now
Our annual display of artwork by the Friends promotes their range of artistic talents and acknowledges their importance to the Society.
- Any age
Portrait Prize 2017
- 27 July — 19 August 2017
As part of our work to support artists the RBSA stages
‘Prize’ exhibitions to provide artists with the opportunity
to show their work and the chance to be rewarded for their
talents. Our fifth biennial ‘Portrait Prize’ exhibition aims to
become one of the most prestigious outside London.
- Any age
- 24 August — 30 September 2017
A metropolis has been defined as ‘the chief city of a country, region or state, a large conurbation which is a significant economic, political and cultural centre and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce and communications’.
Birmingham is itself a thriving metropolis, the second largest city in the UK with more than one million residents and one of the youngest, most diverse populations in the country and a dynamic, creative city that is constantly evolving.
Inspired by this urban energy the RBSA Metropolis exhibition will explore the physical aspects of a metropolis and/or the people who inhabit, work and visit it and will include jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as sculpture, drawing, painting, original digital fine art and printmaking.
- Any age
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