10am to 5pm

8 January 2019 to 19 January 2019

Admission Free

Mall Galleries is delighted to present the seventh edition of FBA Futures, the annual exhibition showcasing the best in new contemporary figurative painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking by the latest outstanding art graduates.

FBA Futures is the UK’s biggest annual survey of emerging contemporary figurative art, mapping new practices and ideas of representation and draughtsmanship. In 2019, forty-one artists and over eighty works will be presented in the largest exhibition of FBA Futures since it began in 2012.

The works on show explore a variety of subjects and the intersections between them, including the built environment; nature and the rural; the politics of migration, displacement and diaspora; globalisation, commercialisation, identity and alienation.  

During FBA Futures, several awards will be made including the Be Smart About Art Award, the Hottinger Prize for Excellence, and the Great Art Visitors’ Choice Award.

FBA Futures is sponsored by Minerva

 

Art transport support by:

Prizes by:

 

Selected Works

Things and stuff

Jesse Wade
Oil on board, 61 x 77 cm, £2,475

A Generous Host

Nik Watterson
Wood, bronze, wax, ceramic, soap, pewter, clay, 120 x 150 x 75 cm, £18,000 [aubergine £2,300; artichoke £2,300; mushroom £2,000; knife £1,600; chopping board £2,000; mushroom (star) £1,600]
Between the Ears by Amy Whittle

Between the ears

Amy Whittle
Oil, 42 x 38 cm, £530
Equilibrium by Amy Whittle

Equilibrium

Amy Whittle
Oil, 130 x 110 cm, £810
Number 4 by Amy Whittle

No. 4

Amy Whittle
Oil, 29 x 23 cm, £280
No. 5 by Amy Whittle

No. 5

Amy Whittle
Oil, 29 x 23 cm, £280
Tonight balls and pesto pasta by Maddalena Zadra

Tonight balls and pesto pasta

Maddalena Zadra
Acrylic and ink on sewed canvas, 180 x 120 cm, £1,800

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13 January 2019
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Exhibition Tour
17 January 2019
Tour of the FBA Futures 2019 exhibition by Pete the Street
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17 January 2019
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