Print by Kate Fryer
Sailing boats and Dingies, Kate Fryer

What happened in 2019…

JANUARY 

Each year, the RBSA gallery opens with the annual StART exhibition.

FEBRUARY 

The RBSA collaborated with Argentea Gallery to exhibit the Photographic Prize across both venues.

MARCH 

Two of the RBSA’s most diverse exhibitions displayed in March: Next Wave Associate Showcase and the RBSA Open.

APRIL 

April welcomed the newest elected Members and Associates from the Candidates 2019 exhibition.

MAY 

A range of works from the Midlands and beyond featured in the RBSA Prize exhibition.

JUNE 

Lookbehind the scenes of the hand-in for the annual RBSA Friends exhibition.

JULY 

One of the most popular exhibitions of the year, the Portrait Prize 2019 displayed across 2 floors.

AUGUST

Portrait prize winners were announced, and our summer programme of workshops ran for 6 weeks.

SEPTEMBER

The most active month at the RBSA, we remembered centurion artist Kate Fryer, we won an award for our work with Sense Charity and displayed Rob Perry’s 20th RBSA exhibition.

OCTOBER

Material and texture were the highlight of October with Fragility by Prism Textiles and Sculpture: Vision and Form.

NOVEMBER

Two contrasting exhibitions highlighted the diversity in art, we looked back at the work of the late Glyn Griffiths and enjoyed the variety of Abstract Variations.

DECEMBER

Rounding off the year was theRBSA Members and Associates, celebrating the artistic talents that comprise the society.

Top news from 2019

The RBSA Gallery floor 2
The RBSA Gallery

Thank you to everyone that visited the gallery in 2019, we’re pleased to say the visitor numbers have increased from last year.

During the last few months, The RBSA’s Learning and Engagement Manager, Natalie, introduced her new baby, and we welcomed 4 new staff members to the team. Marketing Coordinator: Magda, Learning & Engagement Manager: Rob, Events and Exhibitions Coordinator: Roseanna and Front of House Assistant: Matthew. 2020 will bring an additional member of staff as we are recruiting for a new Front of House coordinator, apply here.

For artists, the RBSA Open call for entries is currently open and 2020 will be the first year with prizes (kindly donated by Clive Beardsmore, friend of the RBSA).

The RBSA will continue evolving over the next year with our new team, volunteers, society members and friends. If you’d like to join us on this journey, find out how you join the teamhere or how to become a Friend of RBSA. To discover what’s on at the gallery in January – April, download our new programme brochure now.

Thank you for your support during the last year, and we wish you all the best for the year to come.

Visit Us

Entry to all RBSA exhibitions is free and many of the works on show are for sale. We recommend viewing in person before making a purchase, but you can view many current exhibitions online, with prices, at our main website.

We take a deposit or full payment at the gallery, and you can arrange to collect your work once the exhibition is over. If you can’t make it to an exhibition, call us on 0121 236 4353 or email rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk.

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

For more details on the events listed, and to find out about everything else going on at the RBSA, please take a look at the website.

By Magda Petford, Marketing Coordinator



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