Mall Galleries

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Mall Galleries hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions and events, and is home to the Federation of British Artists.

Each year we host a busy, diverse and exciting programme of exhibitions, including work by emerging as well as well-known established artists. Many of our exhibitions focus on contemporary representational art, each of them offering paintings, sculpture, prints or drawings for sale at affordable prices.

We also play host to many of the UK’s leading open art competitions, as well as other temporary exhibitions of contemporary sculpture, photography and the visual arts.

Mall Galleries is operated by the Federation of British Artists, a major visual arts charity established in 1961. The Federation (FBA) comprises nine of the UK’s leading art societies, specialising in oil, portrait, marine, wildlife, watercolour, pastel, printmaking and sculpture. Each holds their annual exhibition at Mall Galleries. A unique national resource, the FBA has over 600 practising artists and is home to the largest life drawing society in London (Hesketh Hubbard Art Society).

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Opening hours

Open 10am-5pm including weekends

Closed between exhibitions; please contact 020 7930 6844 or email:

Admission charges

General: £4
Concessions: £3
Friends: Free
Under 25s: Free


  • National Art Pass
  • Museums Association

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.

Collection details

Fine Art

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.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Oil painting showing a beach and a calm sea, with a tractor dwarfed by the expanse in the foreground

The Figurative Art Fair

  • 1 June — 31 August 2020 *on now

Presented by the Federation of British Artists, The Figurative Art Fair features 247 works for sale by around 100 elected members of the country’s leading national art societies, including:

The Pastel Society (PS)
Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI)
Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)
New English Art Club (NEAC)
Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA)
Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA)
Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)
In the decade of “The Triumphant Return of Figurative Art” (The New York Times, 2015), and at a time of isolation, the societies have come together to celebrate figurative art, contemporary artists, and the spirit of artistic collaboration in their first-ever “figurative” art fair, outside of gallery walls, exclusively online.

Works from The Figurative Art Fair are with the artists, ready for direct dispatch.
Delivery (within mainland UK) is free of charge
To make a purchase, simply click on the artwork image and send an enquiry via the online form
The Federation of British Artists will contact you to confirm the sale and process payment, following which the artist will send the work to arrive as soon as possible within thirty days
For fuller information, please see our Terms of Sale


Exhibition Admission is usually £5. If you enjoy viewing the exhibition online, and could consider making a donation to help us through this period of closure, any amount would be greatly appreciated.


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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 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.

Mall Galleries
The Mall
Greater London


Mall Galleries hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions and events, and is home to the Federation of British Artists, a registered charity.




020 7930 6844

Education Department

020 7968 0959


020 7839 7830

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.