Migration by Haseebah Ali
Migration, Haseebah Ali

Brand new exhibitions opening, artist talks and two weeks of creative workshops. Keep reading to discover what’s on this month.

Next Wave 2020

17 – 29 February

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Championing skill, quality and craftsmanship whilst addressing pertinent issues within contemporary practice. Next Wave 2020 exhibits the works of early-career Midlands artists selected for the biennial mentoring and development programme at the RBSA Gallery.

Join the artists and curators for the opening on 19 Feb, 6-8pm and for a guided tour on 29 Feb, 2pm. Free, all welcome. 

Stay In Line by Ewan Johnston
Stay In Line, Ewan Johnston

Lachlan Monaghan, Backstage

17 Feb – 21 March

Ground Floor

As a dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lachlan Monaghan is interested in positions that are habitual parts of a performer’s backstage routine. This exhibition is the result of Lachlan winning the People’s Choice award in the RBSA Photographic Prize 2019.

Join Lachlan on Sat 21 March, 2pm as he talks about his career as a dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and how his photographic practice has developed while touring. Free, all welcome.

Find out more about this exhibition and event.

Ballerina by Lachlan Monaghan
Lachlan Monaghan

Olivia Swinscoe NWA

17 Feb – 21 March

Ground Floor

Olivia Swinscoe’s work explores the relationship between people and places and reflects how communities sustain themselves. On a recent a trip to Myanmar, she captured the practice of women who weave silken thread from bamboo. Read more about this exhibition.

Olivia will also deliver a talk and tutorials for artists: Photographing your Artwork on Sat 29 Feb.

Woman weaving by Olivia Swinscoe
Olivia Swinscoe NWA

Winter Workshops with RBSA Artists

17 – 29 February

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Boost your creative inspiration with an art workshop next month. Learn new ways to create imagery inspired by the natural world with Ann Hackett’s Mix The Media workshop on 25 Feb

Improve your drawing skills with Ed Isaacs during a 2-day comprehensive workshop of key skills including perspective, colour and mark-making. 17 – 18 Feb

Find more workshops and full descriptions here.

Moseley Road Baths by Ed Isaacs
Moseley Road Baths, Ed Isaacs

RBSA Friends Subscription

Get free entry to the RBSA Open and Friends Exhibition, receive workshop discounts and develop your practice through professional development. Become an RBSA Friend or renew your subscription to enjoy these benefits and more.

You can begin or renew your subscription online, in the gallery shop or over the phone – 0121 236 4353. There is a £5 discount for payments made by Direct Debit. Find out how to join here.

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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 7 days a week and admission to all our exhibitions is free. 

Find out how to reach the RBSA Gallery here. 

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