The Society of Graphic Fine Art at Bankside Gallery

The Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA) was founded in 1919 and it promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. The Society organises events through the year, and we went to their current Biennial exhibition at the lovely Bankside Gallery.


Bankside is the Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society, and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and is in a wonderful location right next to the Tate Modern, facing the river. It has an extensive programme of exhibitions throughout the year and you can buy the art that’s displayed there.

Barry John Harrison

We went along not really knowing what to expect, but it turned out to be a marvellous exhibition. My friend Sam, now one of our guest contributors, really liked some of the black and white works that were on show while I was taken with the vibrant colour displayed by other artists.  Generally, the quality of work is exceptional.

Lisa Graa Jensen

I was impressed by the curation of the exhibition. The selection of works showed a wide variety of artistic talent and the hanging of the works had a unity and flow to it that I appreciated. We were able to chat to some of the artists and the organisers and it was a thoroughly entertaining evening all round.

Barbara Sykes with some of her work

The exhibition runs until this Sunday, so why not get down to Bankside this weekend and enjoy the brilliant art there. Do check the websites of both the SGFA and Bankside Gallery for their upcoming exhibitions too.

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