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RBSA Summer Show

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Following in an RBSA tradition that dates back to 1814, the RBSA Summer Show is an open call exhibition that welcomes submissions from artists working in any media. However, unlike that first exhibition which was only open to artists from within a 30-mile radius of the city, today the RBSA receives entries from artists based...

Faces & Figures – Portraits from the RBSA Collection 1785 – 2023

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This exhibition of selected works from the RBSA Collection looks at changing approaches to the representation of the face and figure over 200 years. The exhibition offers some fascinating insights into the cultural life of Birmingham with fine drawings, paintings and sculpture from the Georgian period to the present. There is something for all tastes,...

John Salt Hon. RBSA 1937 – 2021

Gallery 1

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the remarkable work of the Birmingham born and trained artist John Salt in the UK. After settling in the USA in 1967, Salt became one of the pioneers of the Photorealist movement. Fascinated by American cars as prime symbols of consumer culture, his exquisitely detailed paintings created...