Now in its seventh year, the Federation of British Artists Futures Exhibition is steadily becoming the go-to place to discover emerging figurative artists early-on in their careers.
The annual exhibition showcases the outstanding art graduates of 2017, selected from across the country by Mall Galleries' curatorial team. This year, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking graduate Terry Channell has been selected to feature two pieces of work. His oil on canvas 'Yup'ik' pieces will be displayed and available for purchase for the duration of the exhibition.
The exhibition will be an exciting mix of degree show and newly made painting, sculpture and original prints, all exploring contemporary figuration and ideas of representation.
With figurative art seeing a resurgence in recent years, it is a moment to think about where the future of figurative work lies. FBA Futures maps new practices from British Art Schools, inviting audiences to discover emerging talent and experience new work. The exhibition includes work not just from mainstream art schools but equally from atelier models, featuring emerging artists from Plymouth College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art, Leeds College of Art and many more.
FBA Futures alumni have gone on to be selected for the BP Portrait Award, New Contemporaries and the Griffin Art Prize Residency among other successes. With further support from event sponsor Minerva, this year's exhibition will be its largest so far, featuring over 40 artists.
What: FBA Futures 2018 exhibition
When: Tuesday 9 January to Saturday 20 January, 10am - 5pm
Where: Main Gallery and Threadneedle Space, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1