Summer comes to a close at Mall Galleries with seven diverse and excellent exhibitions.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition is not open until October 14 but the majority of the exhibition is now available to Browse & Buy online. On show are 260 works from the exhibition by some of the most celebrated marine artists at work today. Relive those treasured memories of a picnic on the beach or a walk on a cliff-top path, of dinghy sailing or sailing the high seas as you cruised to warmer climes.
The month began with Mall Galleries welcoming back for a second year Tribal Art London who invited a select group of 18 respected dealers and experts to display quality ethnographic art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas in the form of an Art Fair. If you would like to find out more about the exhibition Tribal Art London have published the exhibition catalogue on Issuu.
Between 7 to 12 September Mall Galleries host a retrospective of Charlotte Johnson Wahl's work. Boldly provocative, wildly original, raw and compelling - this exhibition showcases the work of Charlotte Johnson Wahl. For too long Johnson Wahl has been eclipsed by her talented children: Mayor Boris Johnson MP, writer Rachel Johnson, environmentalist Leo Johnson and Number 10 Policy Maker, Jo Johnson MP. This retrospective aims to redress the balance.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl, Maudsley (detail), 1974
On September 9 there is a talk on Art and Mental Health by Bethlem Gallery Director, Beth Elliott and colleague Victoria Northwood, Head of Archives at Bethlem Gallery. Tickets for the talk cost £5 or are free to Mall Galleries Friends. To book your place call 020 7930 6844.
To see a small preview of the works in the exhibition visit charlottejohnsonwahl.com now.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl's daughter, Rachel, has written a wonderful article on The Times website about her mother.
14 September to 19 September sees three exhibitions open at the same time.
The What Is The Point? exhibition, now in its third year, will be a group show of 35 artists living and working in both the UK and abroad. Each artist is creating a new artwork especially for the exhibition, drawing inspiration from, and attempting to answer the question, ‘What Is The Point?’ The works will be in a variety of 2D media.
In the Main Gallery The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, one of the largest and most prestigious prizes for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK, returns to Mall Galleries.
Judging the Prize Winners from Parker Harris on Vimeo.
The judges discuss the reasons behind their selection of the 2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition prize winners.
In the North Gallery there is the British Wildlife Photography Awards. The exhibition seeks to encourage discovery, exploration, conservation and enjoyment of our natural heritage and raise awareness about British biodiversity, species and habitats. To see the award categories visit bwpawards.org now.
Admission is free to all three exhibitions.
Passion for Freedom
The annual PASSION FOR FREEDOM Art Festival is a rare collection of international works of "courageous artists" who have answered three pivotal questions:
What is freedom?
How easy is it to lose it?
How hard is it to get it back?
Passion for Freedom is at Mall Galleries between 21 - 26 September. For more information on the artists and work on show visit passionforfreedom.co.uk now.
September finishes with an exhibition of wildlife sculpture from Bruce Little. Self-taught and instinctual, Bruce Little sculpts to capture the spirit of the wild African creatures he has observed and guarded for most of his life as a Ranger and Conservationist in the game reserves of Londolozi and Singita in South Africa.
Call for Entries
The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition is open for submissions from Monday 7 September at noon. The RBA seeks submissions of work displaying the highest standards of skill, expression and concept of draughtsmanship. For more information about how to submit your work visit the RBA's Call for Entries page now.
Submissions for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize continue throughout September. The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is one of the UK's most valuable art prizes with a First Prize of £20,000 plus your own exhibition at Mall Galleries.
Submission also continue to be received for the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2016. The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality.
Work for these Open Exhibitions must be submitted online using the Mall Galleries Open Exhibition Submission Website.
For those artists who have been pre-selected for the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition 2015 the receiving day for works is 13 September between 10am - 5pm with the Final Selection on Monday 14 and Selection Notification published on Tuesday 15 September from 2pm.