No slowing down for Summer at Mall Galleries during August with three exhibitions, a variety of Summer Masterclasses, and an Open Exhibition Submission Deadline early in the month. Plus news on Pastel Society's 2016 Annual Open Exhibition. 


August begins with 'Light and Land on The Mall', a landscape photography exhibition showcasing work from around the world. After the success of the exhibition in 2014 Light and Land have opened it to a wider audience - this year there will be up to 100 exhibitors selected from open submission.

During the exhibition, visitors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to attend a series of talks by leading photographers, and to have their images critiqued by some of our expert leaders. Visit the Light and Land website for more information.

The video below gives an idea of what an exhibition of this type is all about - and why you might like to attend.

Read The Independent and The Telegraph's preview of the exhibition.



Light and Land on The Mall

2 to 10 August

Admission Free


At the end of the month 122 new works by Rosa Sepple, member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Society of Women Artists will be on display in the Main Gallery. All of the works are featured in Rosa’s new book 'Out of the Blue' which will be launched at Mall Galleries on August 24

All the works are available to browse and buy online now at Adrian Hill Fine Art

Rosa Sepple RI SWA Out of the Blue

24 to 29 August

Admission Free


August is also a busy month for the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society.

Between 17 to 22 August there is a rare chance to join the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society for a series of life drawing classes. The classes are untutored, but mutual support and critique among participants is encouraged. Membership of The Hesketh Hubbard is highly sought after, so this is a great opportunity to take part in the Society, which has held weekly life drawing classes since 1930.

The classes for one day of life drawing are priced at £35 full price, £25 concession and £20 Mall Galleries Friends

To book your day of life drawing, call 020 7930 6844

Luigi Vanzan, Persephone

After a week of life drawing classes the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society are holding their Annual Exhibition in the North Gallery at Mall Galleries. The Annual Exhibition showcases the variety of styles and media in figure studies and portraits produced by the members throughout the year. A range of imaginative and traditional compositions will be on display.

Throughout August Hesketh Hubbard are also due to meet four times for their usual untutored Life Drawing sessions. 

The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society Annual Exhibition

24 to 29 August

Admission Free


Call for Entries

The Society of Wildlife Artists Call for Entries closes at Noon Friday August 7 so those wishing to exhibit their wildlife art with some of the most talented wildlife artists in the UK must submit their work online before this date. 

Members of the Society of Wildlife Artists will be spending that weekend poring over the images that have been submitted online. Artists will need to log in to the Online Exhibition Submission Site after Noon on Friday August 14. 

Further SWLA reading


The Pastel Society Call for Entries for their Annual Exhibition in 2016 opens on Monday 3 August at 12 Noon. Artists have three months to submit their work. To get an idea of the kind of work the Pastel Society are encouraging to artists to submit Look Again at the Prize Winners at the 2015 Annual Exhibition

The Natural Eye Art Book One


Summer Masterclasses

August also sees the return of the Summer Masterclasses at Mall Galleries led by members of the Federation of British Artists. Due to popular demand many of the workshops are already booked up but there are still two classes available to book on to. 

Robin-Lee Hall, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters for a day long Masterclass in portrait sketching in oils. Visit the event page for further information on how to book

Also join RBA Member Carole Griffin for a masterclass using only black and white chalks, find out how to create space, depth, shape, texture and light.

Both of these Masterclasses are priced at £80 Full Price, £75 Concession, £65 Friends of Mall Galleries

Book your place by phoning us on 020 7930 6844 with your credit, debit or Friends card to hand.