Metropolis 2017: Sponsored by Maguire Jackson

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.


Buy the art you love

We also offer an interest-free loan* on purchases to the value of £100 - £2,000 through Arts Council England’s ‘Own Art’ scheme. Enquire at the Gallery or click here for details. * Representative 0% APR


Call for entries - How to enter

NOW CLOSED - selected works available to view and download from link in top right.

Click the link on the top right to download the interactive application pack or send a SAE to the gallery. Please use Adobe® Reader® (free software) if completing the application pack on a computer.

This exhibition is open to all artists working in all media*. All entries are to be made by digital submission. A discount on the entry fee applies to artists aged 35 or under and NWAs elected in 2017. Only selected artists will deliver their original artworks. Work exhibited at the RBSA in the last 5 years may be entered.

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Deadline to enter

Entry form, digital file(s) of the work(s) entered and entry fee must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 28 June, the new extended deadline!


Paying your entry fee online

Using your card details or your PayPal account please choose one of the two options below, then choose the amount of entries from the drop down menu and click the red button. (unavailable to artists paying discounted fee).



Results

Results of the exhibition will be available from this webpage by 4pm on Tuesday 18 July. Click the link on the top right to download the exhibition catalogue.


Troubleshooting download problems

Downloading files involves many variables and these may cause various problems. If you experience any issue when downloading the application pack please check the following to help you resolve the problem:

+ Is the latest (free) version of Adobe® Reader® installed on your computer?
+ Which browser are you using? We recommend Firefox.
+ Check that your computer settings allow you to download files.

If you are still unable to download the application pack after checking the above, please try to right click the link and choose 'Save link as'.

If none of the above enables you to download the application pack, please click here to contact us and we will be happy to send it to you via email.


* Except photography and video.


The RBSA gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of this exhibition by Maguire JacksonTM . Maguire JacksonTM is a leading independent sale and letting agent with a professional understanding of the residential and commercial property markets throughout Birmingham – perfect for a Metropolis theme!

Maguire Jackson

Key Dates

  • Galleries 1 & 2
    24 August — 30 September 2017

    Call for entries open to all artists. Inspired by the urban energy the RBSA Metropolis exhibition will explore the physical aspects of a metropolis and/or the people who inhabit, work and visit it.