The annual RBSA Friends

21 Jun 2022 – 23 Jul 2022

Regular hours

10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00
10:30 – 17:00

Free admission

Save Event: The annual RBSA Friends

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


RBSA Gallery

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The 101 bus runs from Birmingham City Centre down Newhall Street. For timetables and bus stops, please check National Express West Midlands.
  • The RBSA Gallery is in walking distance from St Paul's Metro tram stop
  • The RBSA Gallery is in walking distance from Snow Hill and Birmingham New Street train stations
Directions via Google Maps Directions via Citymapper
Event map

The annual RBSA Friends Exhibition provides a platform for Friends at different stages of their practice to display artwork at the RBSA Gallery. This year we have over 70 artists exhibiting.


Nowak is an artist working with clay, interested in creating sociopolitical art

Axum figures, made by Nowak in 2021 commemorate killings of hundreds of civilians in Axum, Ethiopia in November 2020.

Shocked by the events, in the mids of pandemic, Nowak created figures of mothers, young children and young adults in black groggy clay. They stand together, as if interacting and supporting each other in procession around Church of our Lady Mary of Zion.

The figures have long necks, small heads, bodies as if dressed in long tunics with suggestion of movement. The clay has an earthy, rough quality. The figures are unglazed, there is no decoration apart from slightly detectable finger marks left by when pressing the clay. Stoneware. The figures range from 10cm to 32cm high.

What to expect? Toggle

Taking part


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.