NEAC | Events Programme

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Join the NEAC Exhibition Events at Mall Galleries. 


  • Friday 24 June | 11:30am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:00pm and demonstration throughout the rest of the day:

The Magic of Drawing with Neil Pittaway NEAC 

Neil will talk about and demonstrate his love for drawing and the magic that he finds when creating his very complex concepts and ideas. Through this Neil Will also talk about his process particularly through his approaches to drawing and his use of using traditional dip pen and ink to create highly detailed, complex historical, architectural, and other works.


  • Tuesday 28 June | 2:00pm: 

Action: The Art of Painting the Moving Figure with Toby Ward NEAC

Over the last 30 years Toby Ward has made a career working with the moving figure either at work or at play. At 2pm he will talk about this aspect of his work, what inspires it and how he goes about making these paintings and drawings.


  • Wednesday 29 June | 1:00pm – 5:00pm: 

Designing and Painting a Portrait Sketch in Oils with Andrew James NEAC RP

A three hour demo which will include some preparatory drawing beforehand, and an hour's Q & A after the demo.


  • Monday 4 July | from 11:30am and spaced throughout the day:

The Changing Relationship Between Artists and Galleries with Robert E. Wells NEAC RBA

This will look at the profile of The New Grafton, whereby Artist profiles were nurtured, and commissions justified by the careful growth of the individual through to changing shopping habits and the online model increasing in dominance.

The Perception of Narratives with Robert E. Wells NEAC RBA

Looking at the way people perceive their own experience and memories whilst engaging with the visual world.

The Process of Sketchbooks with Robert E. Wells NEAC RBA

This will look at how sketchbooks are used in Robert's work as an ongoing form of reference and evaluation.

This session will also involve a couple of freehand sketches of work in progress, and an opportunity to see one of Robert's leather-bound books being made.