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The Mall Galleries are the home of the Federation of British Artists, a national focal point for figuartive art. Three large galleries, which host exhibitions year-round, are housed in the John Nash terrace overlooking St James's park at the Trafalgar Square end of the Mall.
The Galleries are run by the Federation of British Artists, the umbrella organisation for nine leading British art societies, all which hold their annual exhibitions on the premises. The Mall Galleries can also be hired for evening functions. Ongoing education events for children, families and adults also take place alongside exhibtions at the Mall Galleries.
Open 10am-5pm including weekends
Closed between exhibitions; please contact 020 7930 6844 or email: email@example.com
Under 18s: Free
The Mall Galleries are one of the few places where works of art by leading living artists are displayed alongside that by lesser-known artists. Each of the member societies holds their annual exhibition here as well as many competitions and open exhibitions such as the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times water colour competition, the Discerning Eye and the Not the Turner Prize as well as one man shows.
Key artists and exhibits
- the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
- the Royal Society of British Artists
- the Royal Society of Marine Artists
- the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
- the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
- the New English Art Club
- the Pastel Society
- the Society of Wildlife Artists
- and the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society.
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
- 8 — 23 May 2014
Mark you diary for this prestigious exhibition that celebrates the diversity of this fascinating genre.
The work is in styles from the photo-real to the painterly, the traditional to the challenging and the sitters just as diverse with a broad range of fascinating characters spangled by a glitter of celebrities.
Come and simply enjoy the art and the characters on the wall or choose to engage
further. Portrait commissions are the lifeblood of the art of portraiture so, to encourage people to commission portraits, an art consultant is available in the galleries throughout the exhibition to advise and ease the process.
The exhibition is formed of work by our distinguished members enriched from about 100 portraits by emerging non-member artists who compete to be exhibited.
- Any age
£3, £2.50 Concession, Free to FBA Friends, National Art Pass holders and under 18s
Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
- 10 — 21 June 2014
The Pastel Society annual exhibition, which includes all dry mediums, is a positive challenge to those with pre-conceived ideas about pastels. It is vibrant, adventurous and creative whilst still upholding the traditional skills of draughtsmanship. This exhibition will open hearts and minds to this special medium.
The exhibition is generously sponsored by Caran d'Ache
- Any age
£3, £2.50 Concession, Free to Mall Galleries Friends, PS Friends, National Art Pass holders and under 18s
Primary Schools Programme
Bookings for KS2 can be taken for gallery workshops. A Gallery workshop is led by a member of the education team and entails an interactive talk and tour of the exhibiton, a visit and talk by a 'real' artist featured in the show, and a drawing session with materials provided by the gallery. Seperate lunch facilities are not available, however school are welcome to dine in the gallery picnic style.
How to obtain
Please phone or email Miranda Baxter in the Education Department, on 0207 930 6844 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshops cost £3 per child for a paper-based art workshop. Places are not guaranteed and must be booked at least three weeks in advance. Outreach workshops can also be arranged. Please contact for details.