FBA Futures 2020: Contemporary figurative painting, sculpture and drawing by new graduates

6 Jan 2020 – 18 Jan 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Mall Galleries

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, 29, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 179, 453
  • Tube: Charing Cross (2 minutes walk), Piccadilly Circus (5 minutes walk), Embankment (5 minutes walk)
  • Rail: Charing Cross

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Mall Galleries presents the eighth edition of FBA Futures, the UK’s largest annual survey showcasing the best in contemporary figurative art, with over eighty works by forty-three of the most outstanding art graduates of 2019.


FBA Futures 2020 reveals a significant interest in the body especially from female artists including Amy Steer, Miranda Forrester, Rosanna Dean and Iyesha Walker. Mapping new practices and ideas of representation and draughtsmanship, the artists explore body politics, gender identity, the physicality of the body, and the body in society; present feminist perspectives on their own bodies, and challenge the male gaze in the history of painting. 

Themes of personal and collective cultural memory feature in other works including Eleanor Watson’s small oil paintings on natural woods of domestic objects from stately homes built on the wealth of the Empire, are reminders that some histories require active unforgetting; and in Da Hyoung Choi’s The Same Area 19 Days Later, Mercue Hotel in Aden, Yemen the artist archives images of buildings lost in the conflict and applies the Renaissance perspective to create a new image in paint.

FBA Futures 2020 is online from 15 November, and on 1st December several awards and prizes are announced, including the new Minerva Prize, the Hottinger Prize for Excellence and the Be Smart About Art Award.

FBA Futures 2020, participating artists: Sara Anstis, Lydia Blakeley, Mark Blecther, Lena Brazin, Jason Broad, Joseph Buhat, Da Hyoung Choi, Alex Clayton, Mikey Croft, Rosanna Dean, Manon Dowse, Marila Drobot, Andrew Eadington, Tobi Falade, Miranda Forrester, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Max Gimson, Madelynn Green, Katie Harman, Florence Hutchings, Helen Ireland, George Spencer Jackson, Kathryn Johnson, Chloe Johnson, Yanu Jung, Seungwon Jung, Ewan Keenan, Claire Kidd, Alice Linsell, Oliver Mulvihill, Josh Newsome, Charlotte Osborne, Susan Rocklin, Danny Romeril, Paolo Salvador, Konstantinos Sklaventitis, M E Smit-Dicks, Amy Steel, Shinuk Suh, Jack Sutherland, Izzy Treyvaud, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Marijke Vasey, Ella Walker, Iyesha Walker and Eleanor Watson.


Anna Bromwich

Exhibiting artists

Andrew Eadington

Jack Sutherland

Kathryn Johnson

Helen Ireland

Manon Dowse

Eleanor Watson.

Claire Kidd

Da Hyoung Choi

Sara Anstis

Max Gimson

Madelynn Mae Green

Rosanna Dean

Amy Steel

Katie Harman

Alex Clayton

Florence Hutchings

Seungwon Jung

Osaretin Ugiagbe

Tobi Falade

Mark Blecther

Mikey Croft

Lena Brazin

Marila Drobot

Joseph Buhat

Yanu Jung

Josh Newsome

Jason Broad

Lydia Blakeley

Susan Rocklin

Iyesha Walker

M E Smit-Dicks

Shinuk Suh

Chloe Johnson

Charlotte Osborne

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright

George Spencer

Izzy Treyvaud

Oliver Mulvihill

Konstantinos Sklaventitis

Ewan Keenan

Danny Romeril

Ella Walker

Alice Linsell

Paolo Salvador

Marijke Vasey

Miranda Forrester


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