RBSA Portrait Exhibition


Claire Sparkes ASGFA, “Claire”, oil on canvas.

The RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition 2015, Birmingham, runs from the 16th July – 22 August.

This year, working in conjunction with Changing Faces’ charity, the prize takes on a new direction. The exhibition shows how portraiture enables everyone to explore their response to disfigurement with confidence, by revealing the richness and diversity of faces. There  will be a specially-selected artwork on show from the Changing Faces collection,
Andrew James’ portrait of Bill Cooper. This year, the selection panel included Simon
Davis RBSA and RP, Nicola Kalinsky, Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and
Alastair Adams RP.
The exhibition attracts many talented portraitists from across the UK.
James Partridge, Chief Executive of Changing Faces said ‘We are delighted to be
collaborating with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists by supporting its biennial
‘Portrait Prize’ exhibition and presenting the Changing Faces Midlands Prize. We
believe the exhibition will do much to raise public awareness of the issues around
facial disfigurement and why our campaign for ‘face equality’ (like race equality) is so
important. We look forward to congratulating the Prize winner.’
The RBSA holds a number of prize exhibitions each year in order to provide artists with
a platform to show their work and be rewarded for their talents.
Many of the SGFA members produce drawn and painted portraits. Showing at this year’s Portrait Prize is Claire Sparkes ASGFA.


Claire Sparkes ASGFA “Bowie”, Oil on canvas

For more information please contact Sophie Rycroft, Gallery and Marketing Assistant,
0121 236 4353.
RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
St Paul’s
Birmingham B3 1SA
T 0121 236 4353
E rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk
W http://www.rbsa.org.uk

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One Response to RBSA Portrait Exhibition

  1. Jo Hall says:

    As ever a wonderful sensitive portrait, Claire!

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