1st June – 31st July
Presented by the Federation of British Artists, the brand-new art fair will feature selected work for sale by elected members of the country’s leading national art societies.
View the art fair here at the first chance from 12 noon on 1 June
Mall Galleries, home to the Federation of British Artists, exists as the national focal point for contemporary figurative art. Here, exclusively online, it will present the genre at its finest by members of its eight societies in a virtual, “figurative” art fair without bricks and mortar while the physical gallery is closed.
Though the Federation was founded in February 1961, the individual societies that make up the FBA date back to 1823. Jointly, the eight exhibiting societies represent over 1,000 years of artistic heritage. It has been said about the societies that, “They have survived wars, numerous recessions, dramatic changes in fashion and the occasional, inevitable, skirmish amongst members” (Anthony J Lester FRSA, art critic and broadcaster).
Now, on the eve of the Federation’s sixtieth anniversary, the societies come together in a time of isolation to celebrate figurative art, contemporary artists, and the spirit of artistic collaboration.
The Pastel Society (PS)
Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI)
Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)
New English Art Club (NEAC)
Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA)
Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA)
and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)