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GOVERNANCE AND MEMBERSHIP

President since February 2014: Jackie Devereux PSGFA

Council of 11 Members, meets regularly in London.

 

MEMBERS

As of January 2017 we have 139 members: 20 Honorary Members, 79 Full Members and 40 Associate Members.

Members are UK-wide, and include those based in continental Europe.

 

Well-known current Members are:

Victor Ambrus ARCA, RE, FRSA, Hon. SGFA

David Brooke NAPA, BSA, BA, PPSGFA, Hon. SGFA

Fred Cuming RA, D Litt, Hon SGFA

Prof Ken Howard OBE, RA, Hon. SGFA

Maz Jackson STA, TIA, SGFA

Valerie Warren RBA, FSAI, BAS, SWA, Hon. SGFA

 

About SGFA

The Society of Graphic Fine Art exists to promote fine art drawing skills, and to exhibit works of art that demonstrate these skills.

Artwork eligible for our exhibitions includes drawings in any medium (such as pencils, coloured pens and pencils, pen and ink, pastels and oil pastels, charcoal, conté and other media), as well as any original artwork, including paintings, which demonstrate evidence of drawing by hand (for example, original printmaking, watercolours and acrylics).

Works of art that are NOT eligible are those which show no evidence of drawing (for example, pure watercolours, pure oil paintings, unglazed acrylics or digital imagery generated by computer), nor do we exhibit giclée prints or any other reproductions or facsimiles.

Full Members are entitled to use the letters SGFA after their name, and Associate Members ASGFA.

 

History

Founded in 1919 to “proclaim the value of good draughtsmanship”.

Famous past members included Sir Frank Brangwyn [1st President], Ronald Searle, Dame Laura Knight; past exhibitors include John Piper, Arthur Rackham, Felix Topolski.

KEY EVENTS

Annual Open Exhibition

DRAW 17: 95th Annual Open Exhibition – Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
2-14 October 2017.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • RK Burt – 2-13 April 2018
  • Hull University Gallery – 2018 (dates to be confirmed)
  • Birmingham – in the RSBA Gallery – 6-18 May 2019
  • Bankside Biennial/CENTENARY – 4-16 June2019

Previous Exhibitions

2017

  • UCLH  London February 2 March 22
  • Black Swan Gallery Frome March 4-24
  • Chesterfield January 21 to March 31
  • Grierson Galleries Seven Oaks May 9-20
  • RKBurt London April 25 to May 5
  • Bankside London June 5-18
  • Addenbrooks Hospital August 17 to October 5
  • Draw 17 London October 2-14
  • West Acre Theatre Norfolk November 14 to January 5

2016

  • Drawing on Location at The Refectory, Southwark Cathedral – London SE1 9DA, 16 January – 11 March
  • Paper Works at R K Burt Gallery – 61 Union Street, London SE1 1SG 05 – 15 April

2015

  • Drawn Together at Bankside Gallery – 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH, 30 June – 5 July
  • Paper Works at R K Burt Gallery – 61 Union Street, London SE1 1SG, 14 – 24 April

2014

  • Hand Drawn at the Barbican – Barbican Library, London EC2Y 8DS, 7 – 29 January
  • Paper Works at the R K Burt Gallery – 61 Union Street, London SE1 1SG, 8 – 18 July
  • Hand Drawn at Tower 42 – 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ, 2 Sept – 19 October

2013

  • Gallery 1 at The World of Glass – St Helens, Merseyside WA10 1BX, 23 March – 19 May
  • SGFA Southwest at the Octagon Theatre – Hendford, Yeovil, 26 June – 22 July
  • Paper Works at the R K Burt Gallery – 61 Union Street, London SE1 1SG, 15 – 26 July
  • Stone’s Throw at The Refectory, Southwark Cathedral – London SE1 9DA

2012

  • SGFA Southwest at the Meeting House Gallery, Illminster, TA19 0AN, 16 – 28 April
  • Paper Works at the R K Burt Gallery – 61 Union Street, London SE1 1SG, 3 – 13 July

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