Gift Guide 2020: Ideas for Christmas Shopping at the RBSA Gallery

As 2020 comes to a close, people across the UK are celebrating small creative businesses and local artists. The RBSA gift guide helps you to support independent makers and find unique gifts for your loved ones.


The RBSA Gallery Shop features contemporary craft and artwork by designer-makers based in the Midlands and beyond. We're open 10.30am - 5pm on Tuesday - Saturday.

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The RBSA Gallery Shop is also online so you can shop from home. We deliver across the UK or you can collect from the RBSA Gallery free of charge.



Festive Cards


From screen-printed snails to face-masked Santa, you won't find these cards on the high street. Find unique cards by artists and designers. Shop all cards.



Jewellery

For minimal design and ethically produced jewellery, Sally Holyoak’s recycled silver collection features earrings, necklaces and rings that are elegant and sustainable.


Cube Necklace, My Bear Hands

Locally made in Birmingham, Susie Andrews’ (Studio Ina) sterling silver jewellery is inspired by nature studies. Glass and gold are incorporated into Studio Ina’s simple, wearable pieces. Shop all jewellery.


Silver & Hammered Gold Necklace, Studio Ina

Accessories

Karoline Rerrie’s bright and cheerful tote bags always bring a smile. The screen-printed designs are inspired by folk art and come in two sizes. Shop all bags.



Another Birmingham based designer-maker is Aaron Chow of Studio Bearon. Aaron sources material from local independent suppliers and creates patterns that reduce wasting scrap materials. Find tote bags, pencil cases, accessory pouches and face masks in a range of patterns. Shop all accessories.



Shop all accessories.


Prints & Books


Monochrome prints to suit all homes include Karoline Rerrie’s folk designs and Eric Gaskell’s canal lino prints.


L-R: Eric Gaskell, Karoline Rerrie, Eric Gaskell


Eric’s distinctive prints pay homage to the UK canal network. Learn more about Eric’s process in his book, Canal Linocuts, featuring 41 reproductions of black and white lino prints. Shop all prints.


Aficionados of UK industrial landscapes will also enjoy Athur Lockwood’s Urban and Industrial Watercolours of the Black Country and Birmingham.


Watercolour artist, Vivienne Cawson, published Painting Orchids in collaboration with the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.


Explore the life of centenarian artist Katherine Fryer. Kate was a long-standing member of the RBSA and Life's Journey, traces Kate's fascinating life through her paintings, prints, drawings, and ephemera. Shop all books.


Artwork


Discover a selection of Prize exhibition artworks and two solo exhibitions in the RBSA Gallery ground floor space. All exhibitions are also displayed online.


Prize exhibition artworks are priced between £18 (for unframed prints) and £900 and feature a range of styles from UK artists. See the Prize Exhibition online.


L-R: Chris Hardy, Hannah Parkes, Paulette Bansal


Clare Pentlow’s work challenges the perceptions of paper by turning flat sheets into highly detailed pieces of art. Prices start from £90. See Clare Pentlow NWA online exhibition.


Cellular 2, Clare Pentlow NWA

George Jackson's functional and sculptural ceramics use a range of firing processes. Prices start from £25. See George Jackson's online exhibition.


Lidded box with textured handle, George Jackson ARBSA

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About Us

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 exhibitions, events and workshops.


The RBSA runs an exhibition venue, the RBSA Gallery, in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, a short walk from the city centre.


The gallery is open from 10.30am – 5pm on Tuesday – Saturday. Admission is free.

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