Comprising nine of the UK’s leading art societies, specialising in oil, portrait, marine, wildlife, watercolour, pastel, printmaking and sculpture.

Each Art Society exhibits annually at Mall Galleries, offering opportunities for artists to exhibit alongside their member artists.

The annual exhibitions are a fantastic opportunity to discover the finest contemporary art and for art buyers to add to their collections.

Discover more about the Art Societies within the Federation of British Artists below


The Pastel Society (PS) is a registered charity, widely recognised for its success in promoting and encouraging the use of pastel within the contemporary art world.
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibits a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of the medium to the more experimental and innovative paintings.
Exhibiting annually at Mall Galleries, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters aim is to promote excellence in the art of portraiture.
The New English Art Club is an elected society of contemporary painters whose ethos resides in art informed by the visual world and personal interpretation.
The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) advocates the highest standards of skill, expression and concept throughout the visual arts.
The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society offers both amateur and professional artists the opportunity to work from life models in untutored sessions.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) is widely recognised as the focal point for much of Britain's finest contemporary marine art and many of the country's leading marine artists are elected Members of the Society.
Exhibiting annually at Mall Galleries, the SWLA aims to generate an appreciation of and delight in the natural world through all forms of fine art.
Exhibiting annually at Mall Galleries, the ROI upholds the age-old tradition of painting in oils, whilst giving encouragement to outstanding young oil painters.