At the heart of the NEAC is the search, propagation, and education of meaningful and resonant art. It is committed to authenticity through the observation of life, as well as the task of articulating and communicating these ideas, with the beauty of skilful language. At the same time, it strives to keep alive the ideals and ethos of its history.

 Our Annual Exhibition is a showcase not only for its members but also for aspiring artists: with a history going back more than a hundred years, it is an opportunity for work to be seen alongside some of the best artists painting today, held at Mall Galleries in London.


We also offer support and encouragement to emerging artists through our Education Programme with classes & workshops run by New English members. And we award Scholarships each year.


Historically, the New English Art Club was founded by a group of artists dissatisfied with the entrenched attitudes of the Royal Academy. They mounted their first show in 1886 including paintings by Clausen, Sickert and Stanhope Forbes. The club increasingly attracted younger artists, bringing with them the influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Many diverse styles of art have developed since its founding, adding richness and variety.


The NEAC is a registered charity, relying on the generosity of its benefactors to further its aims. Find out about our popular Friends scheme and other ways you can Support Us.



President: Patrick Cullen
Hon Treasurer: Colin Gardner
Membership Secretary: Louise Balaam
Education Programme Curator: Patrick CullenJulie Jackson, Jason Line
Keeper of the Archive: Charlotte Halliday

committee members

(in addition to the officers named above)

Tessa Coleman (FBA Liaison Officer),  Benjamin Hope (co-FBA Liaison Officer), Paul Curtis (NEAC Art Society Liaison Officer), Andrew James, Charles Williams, Toby Ward, Peter ClossickNeil PittawayClare Haward, James Bland, Patricia Cain, Tom Benjamin