The Royal Society of British Artists 301st Exhibition is this year featuring a number of images of construction, demolition, cranes, diggers and even a Gravel Pit.
The Royal Society of British Artists holds an open submission exhibition in Central London each year. Founded in 1823, the Royal Society of British Artists was originally set up to rival the Royal Academy. Today the Society prides itself on exhibiting an eclectic mix of sculpture and paintings in all media.
Arthur Lockwood RBA specialises in construction-based imagery: “I chose to record the changes taking place in Birmingham and the Black Country: demolition of Nineteenth Century buildings and the construction of new landmarks such as Bull Ring shopping centre. I also wanted to document the metal working factories and foundries before they disappeared.”
Rebecca Cains’ work captures the less fashionable areas of towns and cities where she grew up and has revisited with renewed vision. Much of her work is based at a local scrap yard where she is visually interested in the haphazard shapes, textures and colours of decayed vehicles stacked together like forms of sculpture. Her paintings create a haunting poetry about the wrecked detritus of our contemporary world, heightened with the urban environment juxtaposed against a rural landscape.
The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.
Exhibition Admission is £4, and £3 for concessions, whilst there’s 50 per cent off for National Art Pass holders. It’s also free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s.
The RBA is also offering free entry for two to the exhibition upon mention of Construction Plant News at the Gallery Desk (normal price £8).
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