Love for life
16 March, 2017
Robert Wells: Regent’s Park
THE Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition proves they are not tired of London, nor of life. There are numerous familiar London scenes depicted and many show Londoners enjoying themselves in their various leisure pursuits – sunning themselves among the ducks in Regent’s Park, strolling along the Thames at Richmond or on the Southbank, digging allotments or just having a pint in the local pub.
Ronald Morgan: Near Richmond Lock
We see ourselves at work as well as play, with shoemakers at their workbench in Lobbs, or the crane drivers towering over black cab drivers and City works scurrying.
The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. This year’s Annual Exhibition is the Society’s 300th show. With more than 550 works in all media in the exhibition, there really is something for everyone – and, with prices starting at just £125, to suit every pocket.
David Sawyer: Low Winter Sun, View from the Southbank
“Founded in 1823, the RBA has been at the vanguard of promoting a truly eclectic mixture of art. However, unadulterated artistic talent has always been the Society’s philosophy and while fashions come and go, the RBA is still here to celebrate their 300th exhibition!” – Anthony J Lester FRSA, Member of the International Association of Art Critics: The Critics’ Circle.
• The Royal Society of British Artists’ 300th exhibition runs from March 22-April 1 at Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1. Open 10am-5pm. Admission £4, £2.50 concessions. www.mallgalleries.org.uk