EXHIBITIONS

Annual Open Exhibition

Each year the Society exhibits more than 200 works of art selected from hundreds of submissions from around the country. Techniques and media range from traditional to experimental. Prizes worth more than £2,000 are awarded for drawings, prints, artworks in colour and monochrome and more, and we raise funds for the Artists General Benevolent Institution (AGBI). See submission information below.

Regional Exhibitions

We also organise members-only exhibitions in London, the southwest and elsewhere. Our venues have ranged from the Barbican Library, Tower 42 and Bankside Gallery in London, to The World of Glass in St Helens, the Meeting House Gallery in Illminster and the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

Paul Newman, Silver MistANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION AT MALL GALLERIES 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Date to be confirmed

Entry deadline: Date to be confirmed

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

More information including submission instructions here.

 

SUBMIT YOUR OESS ENTRY

2020 Annual Open Exhibition

2020 SHOW POSTPONEMENT - INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
For members whose work was selected in 2020 we will offer the option to carry that work through to 2021. However, this work will not be allowed to be shown in any other physical London gallery during the interim and normal rules apply.
Members will be allowed to substitute any new work in place of their previously selected work. This is in the event of their work being sold or updated. All new work will be subject to selection and will come fresh to the Mall Galleries in 2021 having not been seen either at the Mall Galleries physically or in an online show.

We will allow non-members whose work has been submitted and selected in 2020 to resubmit that work again in 2021, together with any other work that they wish to submit. This is subject to selection again and not automatically accepted.

SGFA AT THE BARBICAN LIBRARY

5 – 27 February

30 members of SGFA – The Drawing Society, show original artworks, including work inspired by a sketching day at the Barbican and the City of London. Work will be for sale.

Opening times
9.30am to 5.30pm daily
(Late close 7.30pm on Tuesday & Thursday, closed Sundays)

Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

 

Draw19 Centenary catalogueDRAW 19

The SGFA centenary annual open exhibition

21 October – 2 November

Opening times
Monday October 21 12.30pm to 6pm
October 22 – November 2 (Sunday October 27 closed) 11am to 6pm daily (close 5pm on final day)
Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

 

Bankside GalleryMEMBERS CENTENARY
TOURING EXHIBITION

SGFA members exhibition

June 3 – 16 2019

Open Daily from 11am to 6 pm
PV June 4 at 6.30 pm

48 Hopton St, London SE1 9JH

We have an array of Artists’ Demonstrations and Talks – please email us for more information and see this schedule Bankside Demonstrations

 

The Bishop's Palace, Wells,Somerset

BISHOPS PALACE SHOW

SGFA members exhibition

 

May 21 – June 30 2019

Bishops Palace Gallery, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD

 

 

 

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MEMBERS CENTENARY
TOURING EXHIBITION

SGFA members exhibition

May 3 – 18 2019

Open Monday to Saturday 10.30 am to 5 pm. Sunday 1pm to 5pm
PV May 3 at 2.30 pm
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA

 

 

 

Kevis House Gallery, Petworth

PETWORTH
EXPLORED

SGFA members exhibition

March 2 – 6 April 2019

Opening drinks Saturday March 2, 12 noon -­ 2 pm

Lombard Street, Petworth, West Sussex   GU28 0AG

 

 

 

RK Burt

RK BURT

SGFA members exhibition

1-12 April 2019

Private View Monday 1 April 2-4.30pm
Monday to Friday 11am-5pm
Friday 12 11am-12 midday. Take down after 12 midday.
Saturday-Sunday closed

57 Union Street, London SE1 1SG 

 

 

 

Addenbrookes Hospital Gallery

THE GALLERY
ADDENBROOKES

SGFA members exhibition

February 28 – 18 April 2019

Cambridge University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road, Cambridge
CB2 0QQ

 

 

 

Draw18 catalogueDRAW 18

The SGFA annual open exhibition

View images here

1 – 13 October

Menier Gallery,
51 Southwark Street,
London SE1 1RU

Hull University Gallery, SGFAHULL UNIVERSITY GALLERY

SGFA members exhibition.

We were the first National Art Society to appear in this new gallery 

 

27 July – 19 August 2018

Hull University Campus, HU6 7RX

 

 

 

WESTACRE EXHIBITION

The SGFA members exhibition
20 Nationally recognised SGFA members exhibited a collection of their works at Westacre Theatre, patronised by Anthony Gormley and Stephen Fry

Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1UD

 

 

 

SGFA Draw17 Catalogue coverDRAW 17

The SGFA annual open exhibition
was held at the

Menier Gallery, London

See Draw 17 award winners 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tower_42-300px-sqTOWER 42 – the drawing society

The SGFA held an Exhibition of Members work at

Tower 42 Gallery, City of London

 

Images from Draw 19