The NEAC (New English Art Club) is an elected society of contemporary painters whose ethos resides in art informed by the visual world and personal interpretation.
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.
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.
President: Peter Brown
Vice President: Sarah Spencer
Hon Treasurer: Colin Gardner
Keeper: Charlotte Halliday
Membership Secretary: Louise Balaam
Education Programme Curator: Paul Newland
Friends programme coordinator: Patrick Cullen
2022 committee members
(in addition to the officers named above)
Tessa Coleman (FBA Liaison Officer), Benjamin Hope (co-FBA Liaison Officer), Paul Curtis, Andrew James, Julie Jackson, Alex Fowler, Charles Williams, Toby Ward, Peter Clossick, Neil Pittaway, Melissa Scott-Miller
History of the New English Art ClubFind out how it all began in 1886 Founded by a group of artists dissatisfied with the entrenched attitudes of the Royal Academy, the club embraced the Parisian avant-garde and went on to become the dominant force in...
Past NEAC MembersHistorical figures and recently-deceased colleagues See below for a growing resource of individual profiles of selected past NEAC Member Artists, including historical figures and recently-deceased colleagues. OR View our FULL list of past members
NEAC Education ProgrammeDiscover opportunites to learn from our member artists Staffed entirely by members of the New English Art Club, many of whom have a wealth of teaching experience, we offer a thorough and sound approach to drawing in its...
NEAC ScholarshipsWe award two scholarships each year to emerging artists Two scholarships will be awarded by the New English Art Club to emerging artists with the most promising portfolios. Sorry, applications for 2023-23 are now closed. Watch this space for...
FAQsFrequently Asked Questions See below for a selection of Frequently Asked Questions about the NEAC NEAC MEMBERS Q. Where can I find out more about the current NEAC Members? A. See our Artists...
Member Artist Application ProcessHow to Apply . . . The New English welcomes new members to the club through a process of election every June. Places are highly sought-after and strictly limited (in a typical year we may have...
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