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162nd Annual Open Exhibition 2023

6th – 10th June 2023 at

Mall Galleries, London, SW1

Exhibition Dates

Exhibition Open to the Public 

Tuesday 6th June - 2pm until 5pm

7th-10th June - 10am to 5pm daily

(7th June 10am to 5pm invites required)*

Exhibition Closes 

Saturday10th June, closing time 5pm

*email for invites

Each year the Society of Women Artists invite members and non members to submit new art and selects the best for our annual exhibition. This carefully curated selection of work represents some of the finest contemporary art seen in the UK. The diverse collection of art covers a range of media and subjects created by a range of artists from well known with international reputations to talented newcomers. The SWA seeks works of the highest standard within its specific field and continues to promote women artists and prides itself on the diverse nature of the work.


Art needs to be seen in person to be truly appreciated and this year we are excited to be returning to real life exhibitions. After two years online, once again we are exhibiting at the Mall Galleries.

The Exhibition will be officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent on Wednesday, 7th June at 11am at the private view.

We would be delighted if you could join us at any of the events.

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These informal demonstrations on various subjects by member artists will take place approximately between 11am and 3pm at the Mall Galleries:

Thursday 8th June am -  

Andie Clay

Thursday 8th June pm -  
Catherine Beale

Friday 9th June am -  
Michele Ashby

Friday 9th June pm -  

Janette Summerfield 

Saturday 10th June am

Cathy Read


We would like to thank this years sponsors who are providing awards and prizes at the 2022 Exhibition. The winners names will be added once they have been announced.


Princess Michael of Kent Award - A signed certificate 
President and Vice Presidents’ Award - A signed certificate 
The Tom Urwin Special Fine Art Award - £2000 
Karin Walker Young Artist Award - 2 x £500 

Helen Sinclair Sculpture Award - £500

The Circles of Art Award - £1000 & Feature in their Magazine
Derwent Special Fine Art Award     

  • Young Artist - £500 (art materials) Awards

  • Established Artist - £500 (art materials) Awards

​The Catto Gallery Award  - £500 and an exhibiting opportunity

The Artist Editor’s Choice Award, Feature in The Artist 
Cass Art Award - £250 Cass Art Gift Vouchers
Dave Clay Award - £200 awarded for body of work
Wells Fine Art Award - Personalised leather bound sketchbook
The Rosemary and Co Award - Brushes 
The People’s Choice Award  -  Selected by visitors to the show

Whilst we are a charity ourselves, we also like to donate a small percentage of any sales made during our exhibition to a cause close to our hearts, Breast Cancer Now (BCN)


How to find us


Mall Galleries, London, SW1

Nearest Tube Stations:

Green Park

Charring Cross

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Support Us



The SWA 2023 Album contains 35 beautiful works in mostly A4 size  by some of the Uk’s leading Women Artists and has been configured, for easy presentation, into a Concertina Type Format.  These charming and stunning little paintings and sketches highlight the diversity and talent of the many works that will be on show at the 162nd Annual Society of Women Artists Open Exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London 6th - 10th June.


For a very small outlay of £5 per ticket  you have the chance to win a unique and valuable Album of Contemporary Art. The Album will be on display at the Mall Galleries throughout the Exhibition and more details with photos of the works can be found on the website 


Donations from the sale of tickets will go to our Young People’s Art Initiative. The SWA have a long held policy of encouraging and nurturing young artists from all backgrounds and many of these youngsters will form an important part of our art movement of the future.  We thank you in advance for your much needed and welcome contributions.


The Draw will take place on Saturday 10th June at 12 noon at The Mall Galleries


Enjoy the delights of an SWA exhibition in a pack of cards.


These make fabulous unique gifts  . . .  a truly gorgeous pack of cards designed by 54 SWA members.


We only have a limited number.  Order yours now.

Pre-order your pack now at pre show discounted price.


Tuesday 6th June 2023 6pm – 8.30pm
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

We extend a warm welcome to this Private Evening for Special Guests to view over 450 works exhibiting the outstanding and versatile talent of selected Women Artists
With Guest Speaker Cristina Meneses Partner of The Women’s Leadership Network, Estée Lauder
The President and Council of the SWA invite you to our fifth SWA Young Artists Initiative fundraising evening.
Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the week for a unique album of members’ small original artworks. 
Proceeds will go to The SWA’s fund for the support of Young Artists


The Exhibition is an annual event. If you can't make it this year maybe you can attend in the future. Check our Exhibition page regularly which will be updated as soon as we have dates for the future.


The President Helen Sinclair, Council and Members of the Society of Women Artists request the pleasure of your company at the private view of the 162nd Annual Exhibition Wednesday the 7th June 2023 from 10am - 5pm Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Patron of the Society, will open the Exhibition and present the awards at 11am  
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