RBA Summer Newsletter 2021

The RBA show at the Russell Gallery was very successful once again, achieving over £50,000 in sales and we look forward to having another RBA exhibition with them in 2023 – our bicentenary year. We are also looking forward to an RBA show with the M1 Gallery in November this year [more details to follow shortly] and a possible online exhibition for all FBA members with the Mall Galleries in the autumn too, so there is plenty to look forward to.

Meanwhile … the NEAC exhibition took place at the Mall and showing work alongside their NEAC members were:





Congratulations to Austin, who has recently been elected to  The Royal Cambrian Academy as well as to The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers!

Anthony Yates and Nicola Slattery are two of our members with works in the Fosse Gallery Mixed Summer Show, which opens July 11th – 31st August:

Fosse Gallery Fine Art

The Manor House, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1AF


Unfortunately we missed David Sprakes’ most recent exhibition which was at the Manchester Academy of Fine Art (MAFA) at Gallery Oldham until June 26, 2021. The exhibition was called ‘Art of the Everyday’ and was a response by artists to lockdown.  His three works are welded steel constructions based on incidental forms in space.   This news arrived too late for our last newsletter, I’m afraid!


Included alongside RBA/Pastel Society Members Cheryl Culver, David Brammeld & Malcolm Taylor in the Pastel Society exhibition at the Mall, are: Henry Jabbour and Austin Cole.


‘Betws Y Coed 5’ by Austin Cole

The Mall Galleries’ Figurative Art Now online exhibition has work from:
Miranda Halsby, Melissa Scott-Miller and Susie Perring.


We have lots of good news information from RBA RISING STARS past and present:

At The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne until 29th August in the touring New Light Prize Exhibition are works by: Ruth Murry and Chris Polunin


The following Six RBA RISING STARS had work in the recent NEAC Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. They were:
Jonathan Farningham, Natalia Glinoer,  Alice Boggis-Rolfe, Owain Hunt and Chris Polunin.

Congratulations to Chris and Nicholas, who were both prize winners




Merlin Bateman-Paris had his work “St Bernard” in the Pastel Exhibition:

Here is a really interesting view of Ethan Caflisch, working in his studio


And quite a few of our young “STARS” are showing work now in the online

Figurative Art Exhibition:





Further exciting news from Habib Hajallie:

“I have been fortunate enough to be offered a commission with Facebook for their new London office. I have been and will continue to work with their resource groups as I will depict 3-5 pioneering minorities from various backgrounds that made significant contributions to British society that have been under-appreciated and/or relegated to historical obscurity. I’ll be able to represent figures that encapsulate the most crucial aspects of my practice.”

Habib Hajallie

And our 2021 Rome Scholarship winner, Alex Woods, tells us:

“Two sculptures of mine are now in the collection of

The Groucho Club in London:


Natalia Grinoer, a past Rome Scholarship winner, invites us to Heatherleys for her final year show. The Private View is 20th July. Exhibition runs from 21st July to 24th from 10-4pm. https://www.heatherleys.org/
Heatherley School of Fine Art, 75 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0RN


Verity Amelia [Child], whose work was described as “The Best Lockdown Painting” in our RBA show by Art Blogger Katherine Tyrell, also invites us to view her final year show at  Edinburgh College of Art Online Degree Show https://www.graduateshow.eca.ed.ac.uk/portfolio/verity-amelia