10am to 5pm

14 June 2019 to 22 June 2019
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, NEAC Friends and under 18s

The New English Art Club Annual Exhibition is a chance to experience the very best in figurative, observational and painterly work in the UK. 

It showcases paintings, drawings and prints from its elected members alongside work by emerging artists whose ethos reflects its own: informed by the visual world and personal interpretation; and underpinned by drawing.

"At a stage where figurative painting is making a huge comeback (the tide has turned), the New English stands in a great position due to its long, rich legacy and keystone principles of drawing. Eclectic but coherent, our Annual Exhibition is a snapshot of the very best work being produced today." - Peter Brown, President of the New English Art Club

Founded in the 19th Century, the New English traces its history through artists as diverse as Stanley Spencer, David Bomberg, Vanessa Bell and Gwen John. More recent exhibitors include Royal Academicians such as Humphrey Ocean, Anthony Green and Anthony Eyton.

Selected members will be stewarding during the exhibition, including Dennis Gilbert NEAC on Friday 14 June (12pm to 2:30pm), Andrew James NEAC RP on Saturday 15 June (12 noon to 5pm), Salliann Putman NEAC on Monday 17 June (12pm to 2:30pm), Paul Gildea NEAC on Thursday 20 June (10am to 12pm), and Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA on Friday 21 June (2:30pm to 5pm).

The exhibition catalogue is available to buy online now


NEAC members are also leading workshops during Mall Galleries' Workshop Week 26 to 31 August.

Daniel Shadbolt NEAC: Painting the Life Model in Oils

Mick Kirkbride NEAC: Drawing the Nude

Tim Benson PROI NEAC: Portrait Painting


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Exhibiting artists

Selected Works

Hellebores at Christmas

Diana Armfield RA PS NEAC
Pastel & chalk, 42 x 34 cm, SOLD

Helleborus Niger

Diana Armfield RA PS NEAC
Chalk, 51 x 41 cm, £1,550

Anemone and Hyacinth

Caroline Atkins
Oil, 33 x 44 cm, SOLD

Dear Friends

Wayne Attwood
Oil, 55 x 55 cm, SOLD

Pale Sky and Cloud

Hannah Ivory Baker
Oil, 40 x 40 cm, £525

Early Summer, Skylarks Singing (Pentre Ifan)

Louise Balaam NEAC
Oil, 109 x 130 cm, £11,000

Edge of the Land, Cape Cornwall

Louise Balaam NEAC
Oil, 79 x 79 cm, £6,500

Moorland, Dark Green and Pale Cloud

Louise Balaam NEAC
Oil, 23 x 30 cm, SOLD

Thinking about Patrick Heron, Zennor

Louise Balaam NEAC
Oil, 18 x 23 cm, SOLD

Louise's Sitting Room

Richard Bawden NEAC
Watercolour, 51 x 61 cm, £880

Narcissi

Richard Bawden NEAC
Watercolour, 58 x 56 cm, £880

Twins

Richard Bawden NEAC
Etching (edition of 85, 74 available), 41 x 53 cm, £270 (£195 u/f)

Gap between the Houseboats, Retreating Tide

Tom Benjamin
Oil, 94 x 79 cm, £2,500

Yellow Fishing Boat

Tom Benjamin
Oil, 54 x 64 cm, SOLD

Big Hats and Gossip

Keith Bennett
Oil, 42 x 52 cm, £650

Hugh By Lamplight

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 79 x 64 cm, £4,250

Richard

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 56 x 46 cm, £2,500

Robin

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 41 x 30 cm, SOLD

Self Portrait, Arms behind Back

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 36 x 30 cm, £1,600

Blackfriars

June Berry NEAC
Watercolour, 66 x 76 cm, £1,485

The Abandoned Cottage

June Berry NEAC
Watercolour, 127 x 66 cm, £950

The Old Bridge

June Berry NEAC
Oil, 99 x 112 cm, £2,950

The Short Cut

June Berry NEAC
Oil, 66 x 76 cm, SOLD

Bathers with a Hare

James Bland NEAC
Oil, 56 x 66 cm, £1,700

Beatrice

James Bland NEAC
Oil, 36 x 36 cm, £800

Related events

Special event
14 June 2019
Discuss the work in the Exhibition, ideas around art making, get art market insights and ask your questions on all things art!
Louise Balaam Thinking about Patrick Heron Zennor New English Art Club Annual Exhibition
Exhibition Tour
14 June 2019
A tour of the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2019 with Louise Balaam NEAC.
Julie Held Boat Journey
15 June 2019
Julie Held NEAC will be on hand to offer short but insightful advice on small portfolios from the public on a first come, first served basis.
Paul Newland NEAC Thames Capriccio
Special event
15 June 2019
A panel discussion on contemporary drawing, led by Paul Newland NEAC, featuring fellow members of the New English Art Club, Tessa Coleman, Benjamin Hope, and Toby Ward.
Melissa Scott-Miller February Warm Spell at the Regents Canal Mall Galleries
Artist Workshop
17 June 2019
Melissa's work is known for its detailed observation and understanding of complex architectural forms.
Alex Fowler NEAC San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts
Exhibition Tour
17 June 2019
A tour of the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2019 led by Alex Fowler NEAC.
Jane Corsellis The Conductor ENO
Special event
17 June 2019
A live performance of music inspired by a visit to the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2018.
Daniel Shadbolt Winter Sun Mall Galleries Events and Workshops
Artist Workshop
18 June 2019
Join Daniel as he guides you through the challenges of responding to the transience and vibrancy of London's Trafalgar Square.
Tessa Coleman Rock Paper Scissors
Exhibition Tour
18 June 2019
A tour of the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2019 with Tessa Coleman NEAC.
New English Art Club Annual Lecture Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious
Special event
19 June 2019
This colourful, informative lecture gives a rare opportunity to see the work of two remarkable British artists, Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, side by side.
Ruth Stage NEAC The Thames at Richmond
Artist Workshop
20 June 2019
Spend a day with Ruth looking at and recording the array of exotic planting schemes in St James's Park.
Julie Jackson NEAC The Road to Martigny
20 June 2019
A tour and talk on the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition by Julie Jackson NEAC.
Paul Curtis NEAC Late Evening Sun Porthmeor Beach St Ives
Exhibition Tour
21 June 2019
A tour of the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition with Paul Curtis NEAC.
Gildea-Paul-Pushing
Lecture
22 June 2019
Join member Paul Gildea NEAC beside his painting Pushing to hear about the thinking behind the work and the artist’s process.