The 2013 Annual Open Exhibition

The President and Council would like to thank all exhibiting members and non-members for contributing to what was a very successful exhibition. A selection of exhibition works can still be viewed on the exhibition pages where unsold works may still be purchased.

View the exhibition

The 11th National Students’ Art Exhibition

This is the eleventh year of the National Students’ Art Exhibition held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists. It features the best young artists in the country exhibiting alongside work from some of our finest professional artists.

Showing at Mall Galleries from the 9th to the 13th of July, 10am to 5pm.

David Miller

Congratulations to David Miller who has been elected to associate membership of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

THE BIG DRAW at Mall Galleries

THE BIG DRAW at The Mall Galleries - October 2013
The Big Draw event Julia Sorrell organised for the RBA was a great success with members of the public entering Mall Galleries and taking part throughout the day. Apart from Julia, Nick Tidman and Mick Davies were on hand to help, teach or just encourage anyone taking part perhaps for the first time. Everyone was told about the RBA and were given the Big Draw leaflet with RBA website details. Without the fantastic models Beth Reeks and Chris Barber with their wide range of costumes, whether it be James Bond, tango dancers or even an armed pirate, it would not have been such a spectacular event. An added plus to the day was a party of Hackney school children who came and took part and loved the pirate with his sword! The children were delightful and were engrossed for about an hour – amazing since they were primary school age.

Without the generosity of our sponsors Hahnemuehle Fine Art and Jackson’s, who provided the drawing materials, as well as my husband, Ian Sanders, who did all the background work including the photography, this day would not have been so successful. I would also like to thank the staff of Mall Galleries for their help and for allowing us to use the main gallery, the Hesketh-Hubbard Society for the loan of their easels and boards, as well as Nick Tidman and Mick Davies for giving up their day to help.

See photos taken at the event here Julia Sorrell

Arthur Lockwood – Urban and Industrial Watercolours of Birmingham and the Black Country

Arthur Lockwood - Urban and Industrial Watercolours of Birmingham and the Black Country
Arthur Lockwood has published a new book entitled “Urban and Industrial Watercolours of Birmingham and the Black Country” showing his watercolours painted in the Midlands over the last twenty five years.

The book also contains sections with works by his father, Frank T. Lockwood, and his son Paul.

ISBN: 978-1-908326195, published by Sansom and Company Ltd.

FBA Summer Workshops

Two of our artists are sharing their expertise in a series of hands-on workshops this August, taking place in and around Mall Galleries.

On Monday 12th August from 10:30am to 4:30pm, Nick Tidnam will be discussing the ‘Relationship of Figures in the Landscape‘.

On Thursday 22nd August from 10:30am to 4:30pm, Judith Gardner will be Sketching and Painting in St James’s Park.

Ann Heat

Ann will be showing at the Red Rag Gallery ‘Great and Small’ exhibition from 23rd June until the 8th July 2013.

Red Rag Gallery
5-7 Church Street
GL54 1BB

George Devlin

On the 6th of April George’s work will feature in the group exhibition at the Bankside Gallery which will run to the 14th of April and features the results of a group of fellow RWS members’ working trip to Malta. After it’s London showing the exhibition moves to it’s next venue in Valletta.

To mark his 50 years as an artist member, George has a retrospective exhibition in the Main Gallery at the Glasgow Art Club. The exhibition will be open from the 7th February to the 23rd February and includes work drawn from national, civic, corporate and private collections. The exhibition is open daily from 11am, except Sundays at 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU (0141 248 5210).