Exhibition Details

Society of Graphic Fine Art
99th Annual Open Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London.


The Drawing Society

Established in 1919, the Society of Graphic Fine Art exists to promote and exhibit works of high quality in colour or black and white with the emphasis on good drawing and draughtsmanship, in pencil, pen, brush, charcoal, conté or any of the forms of original printmaking, as well as any original artwork including paintings, which demonstrate evidence of drawing by hand.

Entry Deadline: Now Closed

Key Dates 2021

Artwork Delivery: Saturday 3 July 2021 10.00 am to 2.00 pm to the Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James, London SW1.

Exhibition Dates

Open Afternoon: Tuesday 6 July 2021 2.00 to 4.30 pm. Prize giving at 3.00 pm.

Exhibition Open to Public: Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 July 2021

Times 10.00 to 5.00 (10.00 to 1.00 on Sunday 11)

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 15 July 2021 10.00 to 4.00 pm

Exhibition Information

General Information

The exhibition will be held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James, London SW1.

Instructions for selected framed work

All framed work must be presented unpacked, labelled and ready for hanging. Work must be labelled on the back in BLOCK CAPITALS with: Name of Artist, Title, Medium, Price.

Work not correctly labelled will not be hung.

Framing must be robust and sealed.

No hooks are required. Works should be sufficient to withstand mirror plating for hanging purposes. There should be no projections whatsoever from the back or front of the works. This is to prevent damage to other works.

Metal frames and clip frames are inadmissible. Elaborate framing and/or coloured mounts are not acceptable. Cling film wrap must be used on the frames for protection.

All framing must be of a professional standard and without damage.

The SGFA reserves the right to reject any work which has framing unsuitable for hanging, or is presented in an unacceptable condition.


Commission of 40% will be charged for non-member sales and 35% for members’ sales. It will be assumed that the sale price includes the cost of any frame and our commission. Please allow for these points when pricing your work. Prices should include VAT if applicable. If you are VAT registered, please provide a VAT number in the box provided.


Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artists’ risk and organisers and the gallery will not accept liability for loss or damage occurring during the exhibition.

Delivery and Collection

Artists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their work at the Mall Galleries. All packaging materials must be removed after delivery (no gallery storage is available for this) and brought back at collection.

If you are applying from overseas, please consider how you will get your work to and from the exhibition at the required times.

Work not collected at the stated times will be transported to Art Moves of Chelsea and subject to a weekly charge.

If selected your work must be delivered and collected directly to/from the Mall Galleries. Or you can make your own arrangements with Art Moves of Chelsea where there will be a charge for storage and delivery/collection at your own cost. Also Art Moves will charge per week for late collection at your own cost.

Contact Sharon at Art Moves of Chelsea, Chelsea Self Storage, Blantyre Street, London, SW10 0EQ, for details. Tel: 020 7352 7492.



2021 Annual Open Exhibition