A Place for Art: the Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists..

Published in 2014 by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. To coincide with the exhibition of the same title, on show 8 October to 15 November 2014 and celebrating 200 years of Art, Artists and Audiences in Birmingham.


21 x 24.5 cm, 238 pages (just over 1kg)

Author and Research Curator
Brendan Flynn

Barbara Fogarty, Stephen Wildman, George Breeze and Dr Sian Everitt Vaughan

In 1814 the Birmingham Academy of Arts, the forerunner of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, staged its inaugural exhibition. It was the first public display of art by local practitioners to be held in Birmingham.

Celebrating two hundred years since this momentous occasion, the exhibition catalogue is the first in-depth examination of the Society’s extensive and illustrious history.

The project and catalogue have been supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art.

How to buy your copy

The catalogue is available to purchase for £14.99*.

  1. Visit the Gallery to collect it in person and pay by card or cash.
  2. Call us on 0121 236 4353 to either reserve a copy or to receive it by post and pay by card over the phone. (to receive copies by post please note that an additional fee of £8.55 per copy will apply).

*   Students pay £9.99 only! Please bring your student ID and pay at the Gallery to receive your discount.