Mall Galleries Blog

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Whether the lockdown has meant you have spent more time in nature, or been separated from it, we hope you enjoy this collection of paintings of rolling hills and soaring mountains produced by members of the Federation of British Artists as part of The Figurative Art Fair.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Wed, 2020-07-15 17:28
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If eyes are the windows of the soul, what meaning do windows have in paintings?
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Wed, 2020-07-15 15:47
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A collection of contemporary paintings of Dancers from The Figurative Art Fair
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Wed, 2020-07-15 14:40
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Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA speaks about her life and work from her home studio during lockdown
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Tue, 2020-06-02 14:15
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Rising illustrator of children’s books Lily Snowden-Fine has had one of her works selected for the prestigious 2020 exhibition by the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2020-04-30 15:00
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Hello everyone! Little did I suspect when I joined the Federation as CEO just over a year ago what a tumultuous period would await us this spring! After a wonderfully strong 2019, we enjoyed a powerful opening to this year by showcasing young talent with our FBA Futures exhibition , plus great crowds and sales at the eagerly awaited annual...
Posted by Liam Kilby on Thu, 2020-04-16 09:19
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Ian Sidaway is a prolific painter of landscapes in watercolours. Ian was due to speak about his use of sketchbooks in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition. Now that none of us are allowed out, whatever the weather, Ian has shared some images from his sketchbooks with us here.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Tue, 2020-04-14 12:50
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Our Bookshop Manager, and one of our most musical members of staff, Natalie Richardson, shares her thoughts on the paintings of musical instruments in the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Online Exhibition.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2020-04-09 14:27
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Though the gallery is closed to the public Mall Galleries remains busy and open online. This month we have been celebrating the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Posted by Liam Kilby on Wed, 2020-04-08 11:46
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Jean Noble RI would have been painting before an audience in the gallery. We might all be in quarantine, but she has shared the stages of a painting for us to follow along at home.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Tue, 2020-04-07 12:09
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For several years Tony Hunt RI has taken informal tours round Mall Galleries to view and comment on the works on show for the Annual Exhibition of the RI. "With the galleries closed this year, it was suggested that I might like to take a virtual tour of the exhibition to go online. Now as I travel with my mouse through the exhibited images on my computer screen, my intention is to respond to those paintings that particularly catch my eye: and leave a few words in response."
Posted by Tony Hunt RI on Mon, 2020-04-06 12:28
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A traditional watercolourist specialising in painting plein air, painting in all weathers, Paul was due to speak about his use of sketchbooks in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Exhibition. Now that none of us are allowed out, whatever the weather, Paul has shared some images from his sketchbooks with us here.
Posted by Liberty Rowley on Thu, 2020-04-02 15:54