The Mall Galleries presents Lydia Corbett’s Love Peace and Hope,Sylvette the muse of Picasso


The Mall gallery situated in the heart of London a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, although surrounded by the big hitting exhibitors the likes of the National Gallery,The National Portrait Gallery and the Courtauld Institute of Art seems to have a uncanny ability to punch well above its weight and time and time again comes up with these little gems of exhibitions that are very often admission free and always interesting for anyone with a passion for art.


The latest showing that runs for only a few days from the 2-7 of October and is also admission free, features the work of the artist Lydia Corbett, who once called herself Sylvette David, when back in 1953 at the young age of just 19, the course of her life was to change forever when she first met Picasso and soon became his muse and would feature in many of his finest painting. With over 250 works on display that include oils, watercolours and ceramics the exhibition titled Love Peace and Hope echoes the influence that Picasso had on this talented artist in her early life. This popular exhibition is the largest that Corbett has ever shown in London and is open to the public daily from 10am-5pm(Sunday10am-1pm).


We are also pleased to announce a very generous offer to all our readers from the Mall Gallery with regard to their forthcoming exhibition The Natural Eye: Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, showcasing the very best fine art inspired from the natural world. Mention Halfmanhalfwall Magazine or TheFitz at the gallery ticket desk for free admission (normal price £8). for two people.

The exhibition is open to the public from  25 October to 4 November. The Natural Eye exhibition is sponsored by Terravesta pioneers of sustainable energy from Miscanthus.

Mall Galleries, The Mall London SW1.

Words pictures David Coomber TheFitz