Mandell’s Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition featuring works by 29 members of The Society of Graphic Fine Art. The Society represents the very best of contemporary drawing in the country and promotes drawing as a fundamental skill, in both traditional and contemporary work, in any medium bringing huge variety to the show. The society has a long history and celebrated its 100 years in 2019. Always moving forward with new imagery and techniques, their work is much sought after and has won many awards both nationally and internationally. Taking part in residencies, community arts projects, giving lectures and tuition, illustrating books, theatre design, painting murals, these artists have much to contribute, their imagery always rooted in drawing.
‘Drawing is a way of seeing. When we draw something we really see it, and that is its great value. When we draw something we reveal its truth to all who look at our drawing. There is no substitute for this. Using a camera is a different process, valuable maybe, but different.’ Prof. Ken Howard OBE RA Hon SGFA (Taken from his forward in the SGFA Centenary Book ‘One Hundred Years- Society of Graphic Fine Art)