Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the RBSA in Birmingham

STOP PRESS: Christmas shoppers take note – our Members and Associates Exhibition is open on Christmas Eve for last minute gifts.

It’s been a busy and fruitful year at the RBSA, and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us in 2018.

You can visit us right up until Christmas Eve to explore three floors of art for last minute gifts away from the crowds. Our tranquil galleries are so much more pleasant to shop in than most parts of town at this time of year!

Our opening times over the festive season are below:

2018 Opening Hours

Looking ahead, here’s what we have coming up over the next few weeks for art lovers… there are bargains to be had in our very own version of the January Sales!

StArt 29 December to 9 February


Original artworks under £300 are on display in this exhibition by our Members and Associates aimed at those new to collecting art who may be just starting to build a collection. Three floors of fantastic art, all at amazing prices!

Studio Sale Saturday 26 January


Arrive early for a good place in the now-legendary queue for one of our most popular annual events. All proceeds from our sale of art go towards keeping the Gallery running and open to everyone, with no admission prices and a varied programme through the year. Bag yourself a print, painting, drawing and more!

Art Workshops 11 – 22 February


Ed Isaacs is leading a drawing class…

Get ahead with those New Year resolutions by booking a place on one of our popular art classes. You get the benefit of close tuition from an experienced art practitioner, plus art materials and refreshments on the day, and discounts for those in education or Members, Associates or Friends of the RBSA.

See the website for the full workshop programme.

Calls For Entries Exhibition Deadlines

Please see below for our current calls for entries – two deadlines in January, so make it your resolution to submit your work!

Call for Entries

Art Appraisal 20 January

Cristina Celestini offers advice and encouragement to those seeking to enter our Open and Prize Exhibitions in 2019. Bring your artworks for feedback – maximum two works per artist, with feedback guaranteed for at least one work.

Cristina studied the Great Masters in her native Italy and is an experienced tutor, so her advice will be well worth seeking out.

£5, free for Friends

You can find a PDF version of our full 2019 programme at the RBSA website. Remember, in addition to our regular programme, you can hire the RBSA for events or guided tours, become a Friend of the RBSA or consider leaving us a Legacy.

Happy New Year to all our followers, patrons, and supporters.

Banner image: Jenny Ryrie, ‘Godrevy Blues’

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