Commissioning an Artwork

The RBSA Gallery is Birmingham and the Midlands’ foremost centre for the commissioning of artwork.  With a membership of almost 200 artists and a network of exhibiting artists spanning the country, we have access to a wealth of talent working in an enormously diverse range of media.

Whether it be a portrait of a loved one, a landscape captured in oils, an abstract work to fit a space in your home, or a large scale 3D piece for your garden, if you would be interested in discussing a commission, please speak to a member of staff who will be able to contact an appropriate artist for you.  Alternatively, if you have seen some work in the Gallery and would like to commission that artist to create something for you, we can guide you through the process.

When undertaking a commission, all artists take a different approach.  We would need to discuss both your requirements and preferences, as well as the artist’s practice, to ensure that you get a piece of work which you absolutely love.  It is important to be realistic with regards to time scales as some media require considerable drying time before the artworks can leave the studio. However, some work can be completed in a relatively short period of time.

Prices of commissions vary depending upon size, complexity, subject, media, surface, and the time taken to complete the work, however unique artwork is available to suit the majority of budgets.

Speak to any member of Gallery staff today, we’d be delighted to help you.

Images: Chris Tkacz RBSA, Andrew Barrowman ARBSA, Pete Underhill RBSA, Viv Astling PRBSA