In the Press

RBSA and the RBSA Gallery in the press

The RBSA and RBSA Gallery regularly appear in the press, both locally and nationally.  We welcome all media enquiries with regards our exhibitions, membership, history and events.  Contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our most recent features can be found below:

May 2024

Creative Nowhere Land
Midlands-based photographer Matt Wilson’s latest blog post discusses his experience of entering and exhibiting the RBSA Portrait Prize 2024.

Ruth Millington
In her latest blog post, art historian Ruth Millington reviews the RBSA Portrait Prize and reflects on seeing her own face on the walls of the Gallery.

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Ruth Millington and Rachel Dowling-Jones admire the portrait of Ruth

Artefacts Magazine
In the summer issue of Artefacts magazine, RBSA Professor of Art History introduces two major shows from our summer exhibition programme, the RBSA Portrait Prize and Faces and Figures, Portraits from the RBSA Collection 1785 – 2023.

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A Summer of Faces and Figures at the RBSA Gallery

April 2024

Interalia Magazine
Ruth Millington explores the work of Rita Rodner, RBSA Graduate Artist and candidate for Associateship.

Staying Cool
In the Birmingham Rotunda’s Guest Guide to Culture in Birmingham, Ruth Millington gives a write up on the Gallery for those visiting the city.

The Guardian
Following on from the hugely successful exhibition held at the RBSA Gallery in February, The Guardian’s Tim Adams’ ‘The Big Picture’ introduces Phil Loach’s work and talks to his wife, Dot Byrne.

Phil Loach; The Grand National, Brierley Hill High Street 1976

Ironbridge Fine Arts
In her recent blog, Jenny Gunning from Ironbridge Printmakers, one of the judges of the RBSA Print Prize 2024, reviews the show and talks through the judging process and winning entries.

March 2024

The Budget Traveller
In their March newsletter, The Budget Traveller features the RBSA Gallery and our upcoming Summer Show in their list of the top affordable days out in Birmingham.

February 2024

I Choose Birmingham
In A Quiet Drink in Moseley, Tom at I Choose Birmingham talks about some of the works in the RBSA Friends Exhibition 2024.

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Amanda Wearing, A Quiet Drink in Moseley

January 2024

Artefacts Magazine
In the Spring 2024 edition, Friends of Birmingham Museums magazine, Artefacts, previews the first of this year’s RBSA heritage exhibitions, Drawing on the RBSA Collection, Dry Media Works 1822 – 2022.  Written by Brendan Flynn, RBSA Professor of Art History, and Nigel Priddey, RBSA Archive Officer, the article discusses the history of the use of dry media by artists as well as some of the works in the show.

BBC
BBC journalist Vanessa Pearce previews the forthcoming exhibition of photographs of the Black Country 1970s – 90s by local photographer, the late Phil Loach.  The article also includes some of Phil’s iconic images and a short interview with his wife Dot.

December 2023

Ruth Millington
Art historian and critic Ruth Millington reviews the RBSA Annual Exhibition and speaks to Director Rachel Dowling-Jones.

A woman smiles at the camera in an art exhibition
Ruth Millington at the RBSA Annual Exhibition

October 2023

RBSA Gallery Blog Post
Read the latest RBSA blog post where we introduce our new RBSA Director, Rachel Dowling-Jones.

September 2023

Ruth Millington
In her article ‘RBSA Gallery proves drawing’s relevance’, published in the Birmingham Post and Mail, art historian Ruth Millington explores the importance of drawing and prize exhibitions in today’s art scene.

BBC WM Radio
In her Sunday 3 September evening slot, Nikki Tapper interviews Deborette Clarke and Janet Douglas, the driving forces behind Greenwood Presents, about the exhibition Here We Are, held at the RBSA Gallery in August 2023.

August 2023

BBC Midlands Today
On their Friday 18 August show, Midlands Today features an interview with Greenwood Presents curatorial duo Deborette Clarke and Janet Douglas who speak about their exhibition Here We Are, held at the RBSA Gallery.

June 2023

Birmingham Living Magazine
In the June 2023 edition, Birmingham Living gives a small write up on the Graduate Artists Exhibition in its news section.

May 2023

Artefacts Magazine
In the Summer 2023 edition, Friends of Birmingham Museums magazine, Artefacts, includes a double page spread on the forthcoming Collection Show, Back to Nature.  Written by Brendan Flynn, RBSA Professor of Art History, and Nigel Priddey, RBSA Archive Officer, the article gives an insight into what visitors can expect to see in the exhibition in July and August.

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Back to Nature; Landscapes from the RBSA Collection

April 2023

The Artist Magazine
The May edition of The Artist Magazine features a small write up on the 2022 Gallery refurbishment.

March 2023

I Choose Birmingham
I Choose Birmingham’s article ‘Bourneville Fish Bar’ features interviews with four artist exhibiting as part of the RBSA Photography Prize 2023.

Midlands Arts Magazine
In their Star Interview, Midlands Arts Magazine visits the RBSA Gallery and speaks to Gallery Director Sanna Moore about the RBSA Photography Exhibition 2023.

February 2023

I Choose Birmingham
In their article ‘How did he get up there?’ I Choose Birmingham explores the magnificent H W Brewer print of his Bird’s Eye View of Birmingham from 1886 which features as part of the Recent Acquisitions to the RBSA Collection Exhibition.

Time Out
Time Out lists the RBSA Gallery at number 2 on its list of the best art galleries in Birmingham.

January 2023

Midlands Arts Magazine
In their January Latest News, Midlands Arts Magazine previews the Recent Acquisitions to the RBSA Collection Exhibition.

December 2022

Bab About Town
Bab About Town includes the RBSA Gallery Shop as part of its ‘Epic Christmas Gift Guide to Independent Shopping in Birmingham’.

Grapevine Birmingham
In Grapevine Birmingham’s write up of ‘The Best Art Galleries in Birmingham‘, the RBSA proudly sits at the top of the list.

October 2022

Artefacts Magazine
In their Winter 2022 edition, Friends of Birmingham Museums magazine, Artefacts, features an article on the 2022 refurbishment of the RBSA Gallery building.

September 2022

Artefacts Magazine
The Autumn 2022 edition of Friends of Birmingham Museums magazine, Artefacts, includes a write up of the Women Artists of the RBSA Exhibition.

 

For all media enquiries please contact the RBSA Gallery Marketing Department at marketing@rbsa.org.uk or on 0121 262 3991.