What’s On at the RBSA Gallery in August

The RBSA Gallery has reopened with the RBSA Anniversary Exhibition and three new Ground Floor exhibitions.

RBSA Gallery is Open

The RBSA Gallery reopens its doors to welcome visitors today. The gallery and shop are open with reduced opening hours: 10.30am – 5pm from Tuesday – Saturday. Admission is free. ⠀ We have implemented further hygiene and social distancing measures with the advice from the UK Government, as the safety of our visitors and staff remains our main priority. ⠀ Find out more and read our full social distancing guidelines.

A Quick Pint on a Sunday Afternoon, Wayne Attwood PRBSA – RBSA Anniversary Exhibition

RBSA Anniversary Exhibition

28 July – 5 September

We open with the RBSA Anniversary Exhibition, celebrating the RBSA Gallery’s 20th year in the JQ.

The RBSA Anniversary Exhibition draws together Collection Acquisitions from the last 20 years displayed alongside artwork by current members.

For those staying home, you can also see the exhibition online. On display 28 July – 5 September.

See the online exhibition.

David George RBSA – Here and There

Ground Floor Exhibitions

28 July – 29 August

Three solo exhibitions are on display in the Ground Floor gallery until 29 Aug.

Ann Hackett’s work expresses an understanding of the construction of flowers and the ethereal nature of the subject.

Here and There features a recent collection of David George’s paintings, capturing the mood of coastlines and landscapes.

Viv Astling’s work explores the relationship between sculpted form and sound, particularly classical composition.

Reclining, Stuart Gregory – RBSA Friends Exhibition 2020

RBSA Friends Online Exhibition 2020

16 July – 13 August

The annual RBSA Friends Exhibition provides a platform for Friends to display their work at various stages of their career.

This online exhibition features 140 artworks from 70 Friends of the RBSA, some taking inspiration from the artist’s experience during lockdown.

All artworks are available to buy (excluding commissions) and sales support the artist and RBSA Gallery.

See the online exhibition.

John Bradbury, Pete Underhill – RBSA Prize Exhibition 2019

Call for Entries: RBSA Prize Exhibition 2020

Deadline 4pm 19 August⠀

The RBSA stages an annual Prize exhibition to provide opportunities for artists to show their artwork and be rewarded for their talents. One of the RBSA’s most prominent exhibitions of the year, the Prize Exhibition aims to reduce some of the common barriers to exhibiting such as limited budgets and time.

More information and application pack here.

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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