10am to 5pm

9 January 2017 to 20 January 2017
Main Gallery

Admission Free

"FBA Futures ... makes a hugely eloquent and convincing case (at what is a difficult moment for the so called 'soft' visual arts) for the strength and vigour of both painting and sculptural practice in our art schools" - Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine

Showcasing the outstanding art graduates of 2016, selected from across the country by members of the Federation of British Artists (FBA).  The exhibition will be an exciting mix of degree show and newly made painting, sculpture and original prints, all exploring contemporary figuration and ideas of representation and draughtsmanship. FBA Futures maps new practices from British Art Schools, inviting audiences to discover emerging talent and experience exciting new work.

All the artists in this year’s show share a need to reflect the world around them, going beyond just representing physicality by interpreting social realities and personal experiences. Art school is an environment of debate, interrogation and quite often collaboration. The work that an artist produces during those years of their career can reveal so much about their aspirations: the artist that they want to be but also the artist that they are becoming.

With this exhibition, Mall Galleries seeks to reconsider relations of morphology of figuration and abstraction. We constantly seek to embrace the ever changing condition of contemporary art.

Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite to win the Jackson's Art Supplies 'One to Watch' Visitors' Choice Award.

Exhibition sponsored by Minerva

Colleges included are: Camberwell College of Arts - Central Saint Martins - Chelsea College of Arts - City & Guilds of London Art School - Edinburgh College of Art - The Falmouth School of Art - Goldsmiths, University of London - University of Hertfordshire - Loughborough University - Slade School of Fine Art - Turps Art School - Royal College of Art - Wimbledon College of Art



Exhibiting artists

Jan Agha - University of Hertfordshire, BA(Hons) Fine Art
Ed Burkes - The Falmouth School of Art, BA(Hons) Fine Art
Kristina Chan - Royal College of Art, MA Printmaking
Tayler Fisher - Loughborough University, BA Fine Art
Mark Goldby - Wimbledon College of Art, MFA Fine Art
Janine Hall - Wimbledon College of Art, Drawing MA
Evie-May Hatch - Camberwell College of Arts, Fine Art - Drawing
Felix Higham - Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art
Liu Huiting - Chelsea College of Arts, MA Fine Art
Tae Yeon Kim - Slade School of Fine Art, MFA Painting
Louise Madsen - Goldsmiths, University of London, BA Fine Art
Inês-Hermione Mulford - Edinburgh College of Art, Painting - BA (Hons)
Conor Murgatroyd - Chelsea College of Arts, BA Fine Art
Jack Paffett - The Falmouth School of Art, BA(Hons) Fine Art
Diane Rogan - City & Guilds of London Art School, MA Fine Art
James Rogers - Camberwell College of Arts, BA Painting
Devlin Shea - Slade School of Fine Art, MFA Painting
Sophie Shickle - Slade School of Fine Art, BA/BFA
Jenny Smith - Turps Art School, First Year Painting Programme
Margaux Valengin - Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art (Painting)
Faye Wei Wei - Slade School of Fine Art, BA/BFA
Sophie Zhang - Slade School of Fine Art, BA Fine Art

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


Kiss it and ye know, life is an ethereal flower

Faye Wei Wei
Oil on linen, 85 x 65 cm, SOLD


Faye Wei Wei
Oil on canvas, 182 x 137 cm, £2,500

Crying needled love (edition of 5, 5 available)

Tae Yeon Kim
Etching, 42.5 x 35 cm, £270 (£220 u/f)

Meat flavored wrinkles (edition of 5, 5 available)

Tae Yeon Kim
Etching, 30.5 x 25 cm, £270 (£220 u/f)

Moist cough (edition of 5, 5 available)

Tae Yeon Kim
Etching, 35.5 x 25 cm, £270 (£220 u/f)

Rubbing on wet skin (edition of 5, 5 available)

Tae Yeon Kim
Etching, 30.5 x 30 cm, £270 (£220 u/f)


Sophie Zhang
Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm, £2,650