The Mall Galleries focuses on contemporary representational art. Operated by the Federation of British Artists (“FBA”), it presents a series of temporary exhibitions each year as well as hosting various art competitions.
The FBA has nine constituent art societies: The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colors; the Pastel Society; the Royal Society of Portrait Painters; the New English Art Club; Royal Society of British Artists; the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society; the Royal Society of Marine Artists; the Society of Wildlife Artists; and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. In addition to holding these societies annual exhibitions, the Mall Galleries host workshops and programs sponsored by its constituent art societies.
Located in one of the busiest tourist areas of London, the Mall Galleries is located at the opposite end of the Mall from Buckingham Palace. It is not far from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery. The Institute of Contemporary Arts is a neighbor.
The building occupied by the Mall Galleries is on the site of Carlton House, the palacial home of the Prince Regent. When the Prince Regent became King George IV, he moved to Buckingham Palace and Carlton House was demolished. In its place, Carlton House Terrace - - two terraces of townhouses, designed by John Nash and Decimus Burton - - were constructed.
The Mall Galleries is in the basement level of the eastern terrace with its entrance at street level on the Mall. It has three main galleries, a bookshop and a cafe.
For more information on visiting, see the Mall Galleries website.
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Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Courtlauld Gallery
The Guildhall Art Gallery
The National Gallery
The Queen's Gallery
The Tate Britain
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The Wallace Collection
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Above: The main entrance.
Below: Frances Bell, RP, giving a demonstration at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
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