The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) are set to bring in excess of 100 paintings by over 20 artists to exhibit in North Staffordshire for the first time in the organisations history.
Annually the RBA exhibits in the Mall Gallery, a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, with the event being a firm favourite in the London Arts Calendar. But now, the RBA is set to travel North, for the first time ever, bringing with them some of the UK’s most prestigious artists to exhibit at Trent Art Gallery in Newcastle under Lyme.
The RBA was established in 1823 and in the years that followed, the Society attracted many painters and sculptors of distinction including James McNeill Whistler, Sir Frank Brangwyn, Walter Sickert, LS Lowry, Edward Seago, Henry Moore and , John Duncan Fergusson. Artists at this time were the equivalent of the celebrity stars of today, feted by the aristocracy and royalty and collected by the powerful industrialists of the day.
Today, the RBA continues to attract some of the country’s leading artists and many of these leading figures are set to exhibit their work for the very first time in North Staffordshire.
This exhibition will enable art lovers of this area the opportunity to visit a London standard exhibition right here in North Staffordshire.
Abandoned Boat Dungeness by David Brammeld – one of the works that will be on display at the RBA exhibition at Trent Art Gallery