November at the RBSA: a great month for budding art collectors!

The RBSA is in for a super exciting month. Come and see our annual RBSA Members and Associates exhibition, which displays the incredibly diverse talent of our artists and provides a great opportunity to grab a unique Christmas gift.

We’re holding a Charity Auction at Brindleyplace in cooperation with Deutsche Bank and one of their Charities of the Year, Cure Leukaemia, with auction pieces including a watercolour portrait of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, signed by the man himself!

Tickets are just £10, and the auction takes place on November 20, so what are you waiting for?


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Artist Louise Cobbold with her portrait of Robert Plant

Our Craft Show Stellar, exhibiting beautiful hand-crafted jewellery with a celestial theme, also continues.

RBSA’s Friends are invited to come along to our free Social event for a fun, laid-back meetup and chance to chat about your work – with light refreshments included!

We also have a variety of Solo Shows, which give prominent artists the chance to shine!


Members & Associates

7 November – 24 December 

Trevor Bennett, Setting Out

Trevor Bennett, Setting Out

For more than 200 years, the diverse practices of the RBSA’s Members and Associates have been displayed in this annual exhibition!

With most works of art for sale, this exhibition is also a popular opportunity to find that unique Christmas gift.

Craft Shows


until 2 Feb 2019

Denis Di Luca - Planets, Photo Credit Mattia Tonucci

Luca di Denis, Planets. Photo Credit: Mattia Tonucci

Inspired by the wonder and mystery of stars and space, this display is unashamedly focused on all things bright, twinkly, and sparkly. Featuring hand-made jewellery in precious metals, ceramics and lustrous glazes, and textiles in plush fabrics, with a range of prices.

Solo Shows

Machines of Loving Grace Stephen Adams ARBSA until 3 Nov

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An exhibition of pottery, using stoneware, earthenware and Raku processes. The work is constructed using mechanical engineering techniques of bolting and assembly to form more complex units. Natural Histories Stephanie Redfern RBSA until 3 Nov

Stephanie Redfern will be showing new stitched mixed media textile works based upon the natural world. Stephanie paints and prints her fabrics using a variety of media, using collage, stitch, and mixed media.

Wonders of the Ordinary

Alex Callaway RBSA until 03 Nov 2018

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Alex Callaway, ‘Clementines’ – this work has been kindly donated to our Charity Auction at Deutsche Bank Birmingham, 20 November

Through refining the process of painting from life, Alex aims to create a little magic from the mundane, inviting the viewer to slow down and contemplate the wonders of the ordinary.

Friends Events

RBSA Friends Social

08 November 2018, 4-6pm

Meet at the RBSA Gallery to have a chat and catch-up with fellow Friends. A laid-back and informal gathering to help Friends get to know each other and discuss their work. Attendees are welcome to stay on for the ‘Members & Associate’ exhibition private view, which will run 6-8pm.

Free for Friends, Members and Associates. Light refreshments included.

Booking essential – please contact the gallery on 0121 236 4353 or email

Open Events

RBSA Charity Art Auction 2018

20 November, 6.30pm

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After the success of our first charity auction, we are delighted to be holding another! The auction will again be run by Bonhams Auctioneers and held at Deutsche Bank, Brindleyplace. This year, the auction will be held in conjunction with one of Deutsche Bank’s UK Charities of the Year, Cure Leukaemia.

Proceeds from all ticket sales and the sale of artwork by Louise Cobbold, including a signed portrait of Robert Plant, will go to Cure Leukaemia and proceeds from the sale of all other artworks to the RBSA.

Booking essential, £10 per ticket.

Download the auction catalogue, view the Flickr album, and purchase your ticket here.

Meet the Artist: Stephen Field RBSA

24 November 2018, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm ‘Brier’ Rose for Brierley Hill


Learn how Stephen produces concepts for public art projects, mosaics, murals and sculptures. This event forms part of the Jewellery Quarter Open Studios Weekend.

Free drop-in session.

By Alfie Hancox RBSA Blog Volunteer

Visit Us

The RBSA Gallery has a changing programme of exhibitions on three floors of gallery space. We are based in a converted jewellery factory just off St Paul’s Square.

Contemporary art exhibitions are held in Galleries 1 and 2 (with lift access). The ground floor has space for solo shows and a Craft Gallery, which has established a reputation as the place to find exciting and unique contemporary craft.

Admission is free. Many artworks on show are for sale.

Address: RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA

Opening times: Mon-Sat, 10.30am – 5pm and Sun, 1-5pm

Tel: 0121 236 4353

Find the RBSA Gallery: The RBSA Gallery is located in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter –  close to St Paul’s Square and a short walk from the city centre along Newhall Street.

Accessibilty: There is wheelchair access throughout the building and an accessible toilet on the ground floor. If you have a health condition or impairment, please let us know if you require any particular assistance to arrange your visit and we will be happy to help.

  1. For more access information about the Gallery, see our film with BSL here

  2. For more detailed directions to the RBSA Gallery, see the main website

  3. For more on the community work of the RBSA see our Outreach film

Featured image: Jenny Ryrie, Evening Birds and Mud Flats

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