Mall Galleries news

ArtStart Project with Eastside Educational Trust

A fun video with ArtStart project participants from London Fields Primary School, created by our friends at Eastside. The group visited the 2014 Threadneedle Prize and spent a day exploring the exhibition and discovering what goes on behind the scenes at Mall Galleries.

 

 

 

 

Pastel Society Prize Winners

Pastel Society

The Pastel Society's 116th Annaul Exhibition was opened by English critic and author John Taylor Russell

John Russell presented the Awards for 2015 including the new prestigious Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award for a Young Artist. The award is a bequest in memory of Zsuzsi Roboz, who was a distinguished member of the Pastel Society. A piece of her work can be seen in the gallery.

The Award was won by Mike Clapton for his work 'Take Care'

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The Pastel Society would also like to thank the excellent support from the Award Givers and their Sponsors Caran d'Ache

Cheryl Culver, President of the Pastel Society, writing in the exhibition catalogue takes the opportunity to "thank all of them; their generosity both in the time they give and the prizes they donate". 


The Prize Winners


Caran d'Ache Award 

Michael Norman PS 

Dusk at Turf Locks

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Daler Rowney Award

Felicity House PS

Oxfords The Baker

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Derwent Award

Joanne Last

Summer Walk

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Conté à Paris Award

Caroline Bays PS

Rock Star

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Unison Colour Award

Jan Munro

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The Artist Magazine Award

Jan Munro

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Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award

Tony Allain

Campanille, Venice

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Henri Roché Award

Matthew Draper PS

Sublime Adventure

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Schmincke Award

Christine Watson

Purple Shutter

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The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award

Jenny Smith

Sequoia

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Buzzacott Award

Joanne Last

Almost There

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Faber Castell Award

Melodie Cook

Nancy Trotter Landry and Bobby

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Frank Herring & Sons Award

Barry Freeman

Dusk – Spa Hill

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The Annie Longley Award

Richard Turner

Seasons Change

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Pan Pastel

Liz Balkwill

Sunflowers

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The Pastel Society Catalogue Award, First Prize

Jaana Fowler

Late Night Still Life

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The Pastel Society Young Artist Award

Qiaoxi Chen

The Bird

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Image credit

Matthew Draper PS, Sublime Adventures

RBA Rising Stars

RBA Rising Stars

The Royal Society of British Artists is showcasing work by younger artists and students at Lloyd's Register Gallery from 4 Feb to 5 March 2015

Mall Galleries Christmas Party

What a Wonderful Christmas…

Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of Mall Galleries Christmas Party last night. It was a resounding success with 250 guests attending, along with our Chairman, the Rt Hon. Michael Portillo.

The night started with an exciting treasure hunt, taking guests on a tour of the fabulous NEAC exhibition. We had Christmas music in the Main Gallery, sung by the wonderful soprano, Tora Willson; a brilliant solo guitarist, Joe Gravil, in the North Galleries; plus the amazing Pete Hathaway - close-up magician extraordinaire - bringing gasps of amazement as he made engagement rings disappear, only to be found attached to a keyring, in a sealed envelope, in someone else’s pocket!

The popular Tom Coates RP PS Hon RBA NEAC carried out a painting demonstration and the delightful Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC led the way in painting your own Christmas Cards.


       


Finally at the end of the evening we drew the ‘star studded’ raffle winners. Congratulations the following prize winners:

Tom Stokes on winning the very rare watercolour by Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC RWS

Fran and her daughter Sarah Evans on winning the beautiful etching by Richard Bawden NEAC

Dorothy Hill on winning the book on British Watercolours

For those of you who didn’t manage to attend this time, please put the Summer Party in your diary: 23rd June 2015. Tickets will be just £14 for Mall Galleries’ Friends and £20 for their guests or non-Friends.

William Bowyer NEAC RP

William Bowyer NEAC RP
Mall Galleries talks to William Bowyer about his approach to painting and teaching. He also talks about the New English Art Club and his love of cricket.

Bob Brown NEAC

Mall Galleries talks to Bob Brown about his approach to painting and his career. He also talks about the travels his art has taken him on and importance of the New English Art Club to his career as a painter

Robert Gillmor SWLA

To celebrate 50 years of the Society of Wildlife Artists, founding member, Robert Gillmor discusses the early years of the Society, it’s Membership within the Federation of British Artists and his own career.

Robert also talks about his Printing Press that was featured in the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Sir David Attenborough

"With a world almost 50% urbanised, communication with the natural world is maintained by talented artists who convey not just the appearance of the natural world but something special about life; life which we have and which their subjects have."

Sir David Attenborough opened the Society of Wildlife's 50th Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries. Introduced by the SWLA President, Harriet Mead, Sir David Attenborough discusses how communication with the natural world is maintained by talented artists.

Alastair Adams PRP

During the FBA Futures Exhibition at Mall Galleries Alastair Adams, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, gave a speech to young artists titled 'The Creative Entrepreneur', giving tips and tricks of being a successful and working artist today.

In the talk Alastair discusses the path he has taken from submitting to his first exhibition after leaving university to becoming the President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Alastair also talks about the impact the Royal Society of Portrait Painters has had on his career and how the Federation of British Artists can play an important role in helping young people succeed as artists today.