Birmingham Watercolour Society Exhibition
|From||3 September 2019 at 10:00 AM|
|To||14 September 2019 at 4:00 PM|
No Booking Required
Enjoy an exhibition of watercolours by the hugely talented and well established Birmingham Watercolour Society. Demonstrating a wide variety of techniques this exhibition will showcase a range of beautiful subjects.
The Birmingham Watercolour Society was founded in 1907. Letters to the ‘Mail’, a local Birmingham newspaper, suggested that there be an organisation formed which would be dedicated to
the advancement of painting in watercolour. The response was considerable and soon after the Society was born under the Presidency of Mr Walter Showell.
By the late 19th Century the area had already become a centre for excellence for the creative arts. Contemporary organisations such as the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), the Birmingham Art Circle, and the Easel Club (founded by Walter Langley) were well established and indeed continue to flourish to this day.
The painter membership moved on in the 20th Century with many contributions by BWS members to the exhibitions of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Royal Society of Painters in
Watercolours, Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art and the Royal West of England Academy. Today this distinguished Society elects artist members from a wide
geographical spectrum. Meetings are held monthly and the Society stages at least two exhibitions each year. Membership to the BWS is via election and talented painters in watercolour are both welcome and encouraged to apply to the Society for selection.
3rd - 14th September
Please note opening hours vary:
Tues - Fri, 10am - 5pm.
Sat 7th and Sun 8th, 12pm - 5pm.
Sat 14th, 10am - 4pm
Free entry to the exhibition. Should visitors wish to view the manor then normal admission charges apply.
Accessibility: The exhibition takes place in the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves which is on ground level. If you would like to know more or discuss accessibility then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199.