Pelé is football’s greatest legend, and in June 2016 Mall Galleries tell his incredible story through never-before-seen sports memorabilia. The exhibition covers Pelé’s entire career, from his signing in 1956 at the age of 15, right through to his humanitarian work and him being named Santos FC’s Lifetime Global Ambassador in 2014. For the first time, the public are able to view 2,000 items of memorabilia, amassed over the years by the three-time World Cup champion himself.
About Mall Galleries
Promoting contemporary art by emerging and established artists, Mall Galleries aims to inspire and educate audiences. Many of its exhibitions focus on contemporary representational art, with affordable paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings available to buy. Mall Galleries also plays regular host to the UK’s leading open art competitions, as well as other temporary exhibitions of contemporary sculpture, photography and the visual arts.
Located on the ceremonial route of The Mall, between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, Mall Galleries boasts an elegant Grade I listed terrace exterior. Home to some of London’s most stylish exhibition spaces, its three contemporary art galleries are available to hire exclusively for private and corporate events.
The Main Gallery
This impressive open space is equipped to the highest specification. Recently renovated, the state-of-the-art Main Gallery is ideal for large solo or group exhibitions, as well as drinks receptions and private dining events.
The Threadneedle Space
This sleek, modern gallery retains original nineteenth-century carriage house features, including arched windows that overlook The Mall. Lofty high ceilings make this light-filled space a perfect blank canvas for dynamic exhibitions, as well as cocktail parties and networking events.
The North Gallery
Linked to the Main Gallery, the North Gallery is made up of three interconnected spaces that can be used flexibly for private and corporate entertaining.
Want to put on a show of your own? These central London gallery spaces are also available for exhibition hire. Mall Galleries offers exhibition management support and reception staffing, as well as bespoke exhibition lighting and technical advice on presentation and hanging.
The feel-good factor
Education and accessibility are driving forces at Mall Galleries, reaching audiences from all age groups and backgrounds through interactive learning programmes. From artist workshops to community engagement projects, Mall Galleries promotes the arts while supporting different ways of thinking.
Mall Galleries is run by the Federation of British Artists, a major visual arts charity that was established in 1961. The Federation receives no ongoing public funding, with profits generated by venue hire at Mall Galleries supporting the charity.
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