The Society

Dating back to the early 1800's, the RBSA is one of the oldest art societies in the UK and officially formed as the Birmingham Society of Artists in 1821.

The RBSA has a central governing body, the RBSA Council, and a membership of elected artists, RBSA Members and Associates. The RBSA also has a Friends membership which is open for artists and visitors who want to contribute to the arts community in Birmingham.

The Council includes the Officers of the Society and elected representatives from the Members and Associates. The following Officers were elected in July 2020:

  • President Wayne Attwood

  • Vice President Robert Neil

  • Vice President Michele White

  • Hon. Curator Steve Evans

  • Hon. Secretary Viv Astling

  • Hon. Treasurer Andrew Matheson

Joining The Society

Artists and supporters can become a Friend of the RBSA and enjoy a range of benefits.

Artists may also be nominated, or self-nominate, to become an RBSA Member or Associate. Visit our RBSA Candidates page to learn about the election process.

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Contact us

rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk

Tel:  0121 236 4353

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RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street

St. Paul's Square

Birmingham

B3 1SA

Registered charity no 528894.
Registered company no 22616.

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