Who We Are
The Mall Galleries champion contemporary figurative art by living artists. Our aim is to promote, inspire and educate audiences about the visual arts.
The Mall Galleries in central London function not only as a venue, with three main galleries, a bookshop and a cafe, but also as the home of the Federation of British Artists, a registered charity established in 1961.
The Federation of British Artists (FBA) consists of eight of the UK’s leading art societies, all of whom hold their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. A unique national resource, the FBA has over 500 artist members and serves as a national focal point for contemporary figurative art by living artists working in the UK.
The Mall Galleries also host several of the UK’s premier open art competitions, including The Threadneedle Prize and the ING Discerning Eye, as well as the popular BITE: Artists Making Prints show. We are also home to the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society, the largest life drawing society in London.
The FBA receives no ongoing public funding. Instead, we are entirely reliant for our income on sponsorship, Friends and Membership subscriptions and sales commissions. The work for sale benefits artists and visitors alike; we also operate a successful Art Commissions Service that helps people find the right artist when they wish to commission a special work of art.
As a charity, we place great importance on our educational activities to expand the visual arts audience. Our programmes use our exhibitions as inspiration to reach out to children and young adults who face disabilities or other challenges.
Learn more about our Educational activities
Learn more about our Eight Societies at the FBA and see our Archive.
Registered Charity Number 200048
Company Reg No 683275
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