January at the RBSA: reasons to be cheerful!

January is the month for budding art collectors to seek out a bargain. The sales continue apace and the RBSA is pleased to offer those new to buying art the chance to snap up a bargain!

The current StArt Exhibition is our equivalent of the January sales, but in an environment far more conducive to making that all important purchase for your home.

On January 20 we will be opening the doors for one of our most popular annual events… the Studio Sale, where you can pick up art for as little as £20!

This year’s sale features a large selection of ceramics by Andrew Matheson, in addition to a stunning range of contemporary artworks by our Members and Associates.


until 10 February

‘Bardolino. Lake Garda Glimpsed Through Trees’ John Shakespeare RBSA

The StArt exhibition provides an opportunity for art enthusiasts with smaller budgets to purchase original art works for £300 or less.

StArt is, as the name suggests, a great starting point for those looking to buy original art for their homes.

Over the years, the exhibition has grown in popularity and attracts visitors looking for affordable high quality art.

Studio Sale

20 January, 10.30am

The queues form early for this popular annual sale, which features discounts on works by prominent Members and Associates of the RBSA. With prices as low as £20 there will be art to suit all budgets on the day, but remember to get to our Gallery early to ensure you are first in line.

RBSA Craft Gallery Exhibitions

As one of the leading outlets for contemporary craft in the Midlands, the RBSA showcases the work of designer makers through our creatively themed displays on the ground floor of our Jewellery Quarter gallery.

Ancient Stone, Modern Form – Shapeshifters Sculpture Group

until 10 February

Viv Astling, ‘Dipteros’

Celebrating 30 years of sculpting, the Shapeshifters present an exhibition featuring the work of this well-established sculptors’ collective, based at Winterbourne Gardens and Dudley College.

Don’t miss Joan Sharma on 13 January! She’ll be giving a free demonstration on how to create a sculpture from recycled materials.


until 27 January

Starlight explores space and the skies above us, with a constellation of artistic responses to this glittering theme.

From jewellery inspired by meteorites and shooting stars, to space-age ceramics and ethereal glass, you’ll discover an oasis of tranquil Christmas shopping, with a host of contemporary craft and design – come and browse handmade gifts with prices to suit all pockets.

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

Visit the RBSA soon and see what original art you could be taking home…

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