The RBSA created a series of short videos promoting the Society and access to the Gallery, funded by West Midlands Museum Development.
Volunteers were trained by James White in the basic techniques of filming, editing and uploading to the RBSA Vimeo page.
We produced videos covering:
Access and Visual Impairment at the RBSA
An engaging discussion with Peter Beasley and Ian Reynolds, both members of FOCUS Birmingham, about their experiences of how visual impairment has impacted the way they interpret and make art.
The History of the RBSA
RBSA Professor of History of Art, Brendan Flynn explains the long history and changing purposes of art through a variety of works from the RBSA Collection.
Prints in the RBSA Collection
Retired Archive Officers Carol and David White RBSA discuss the works of Samuel Baker and Richard Chattock.
Student Interaction and Volunteering
Ayesha Hussain discusses her personal experience of volunteering in the RBSA Archive and how her studies have been enhanced by Aubrey Beardsley’s works from the RBSA Collection.
A Reflection on a Single Artwork from the Collection
Nigel Priddey discusses the work Christchurch Passage by his father, James Priddey and the process of Etching.
The videos allowed me to gain new skills with film editing software, and are something I was proud to help produce. We will hopefully be making more videos for the RBSA Vimeo page in the future and I look forward to learning even more.
By Archive Volunteer Issy Frostick