Esteem marker: Chair of exhibition selection jury at RBSA Birmingham: RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) biennial showcase of portraiture selected by a jury.

John Devane (Artist)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition


As Professor of painting at the RBSA Birmigham I was tasked with chairing the 2019 competition and exhibition. I invited painter Sara Shamma, artist Jonathan Waller and Presidnet of RBSA Robert Neil to join me on the selection panel.
Aims: To consider all submitted artworks through a digital submission process and make a pre-selection of artworks before deciding on the final selection for exhibition.
The exhibition of selected portraits too k place at the RBSA Gallery Birmingham 25th July - 31st August 2019
This event (output) relates to a published paper entitled: From Self-portrait to selfie:representational painting in the digital age. This paper was presented at TRAC The Representational ArtConference 2015 and published in the conference proceedings entitled 'As It Is'
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019


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