RBSA Charity Auction

11 October 2017

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We are thrilled to announce our inaugural RBSA Charity Auction! Bonhams auctioneers have kindly offered to run the auction for us, and Deutsche Bank have very generously agreed to host the auction at their landmark building at Brindley Place, Birmingham. The auction is being held in conjunction with Deutsche Bank’s Charity of the Year, Autistica. Autistica, which both funds and campaigns for medical research to understand the causes of autism, develop new treatments and to ensure that everyone with autism has the chance of a longer, healthier and happier life

Date, time and ticket price

The auction will take place on Thursday 2 November from 6.30pm. Tickets to the auction are £10 each. The ticket price includes drinks and light refreshments. All ticket income will go to Autistica and all auction proceeds will go to the RBSA. You will also have the option to support Autistica on the evening with an optional donation.

You can purchase your ticket by:

  • Paying by cash in person at the Gallery.
  • Calling the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 to pay by card over the phone.
  • Sending a cheque in the post (payable to 'RBSA').
  • Paying via the PayPal button here


The auction will take place at Deutsche Bank: Deutsche Bank, 5 Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2BL

Please note: there are strict security measures in place at the venues. All attendees will need to present their ticket and a form of photo ID (e.g. Drivers License, ID card, passport) in order to enter the building.

Why raising funds through events like this is so important…

The RBSA is a visual arts charity. Our Gallery is open every day with free admission.  Our annual programme includes 15 major exhibitions, 3 designer-maker craft exhibitions and 18 solo shows.  Last year 15,164 visits were made to the Gallery.  We provide free artist demonstrations, talks and other events for visitors, enjoyed by 3,975 attendees last year.  We deliver art workshops for all abilities, including families, adults and school students. Over 600 people take part in our art workshops each year.

However, the RBSA is not core funded.  This means that, unlike many other visual arts charities, we do not receive any regular financial support from local or national government.  This year we need to raise approximately £72,000 from fundraising to keep our Gallery open. Donations so far total £28,000, so we still need to raise £44,000 by the end of December.  Without your support this would not be possible. 

We are also proud to hold this event in conjunction with Autistica who are 100% funded through voluntary donations and whose work to build brighter futures for everybody with autism would not be possible without the generosity of their supporters.

Terms & Conditions

Please note:

  • Bookings are subject to receipt of full non-transferable and non-refundable payment.
  • The number of tickets are limited and subject to availability.
  • The RBSA reserves the right to withdraw this event. In this eventuality, you will be notified and refunded.

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