Creative Collaborations with Justin Hibbs Part 2. Private and Public Commissions In this session Justin will give an overview of how to develop and sustain a practice through a range of different private and public commissions including Daisy Green Restaurants for whom he has just designed a range of artworks for socially distanced screens. He […]
April 21 2020.
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Heatherleys Online: Simon Davis in Conversation with Anna McNay The Heatherley Guest Lecturer programme continues with the fourth in a series of online in conversation events with artists (Zoom link below). Illustrator and portrait painter Simon Davis speaks about his work to art writer and journalist Anna McNay. In conversation with McNay, Davis will look […]
Heatherleys Online: James Lloyd in Conversation with Anna McNay The Heatherley Guest Lecturer programme continues with the fifth in a series of online in conversation events with artists (Zoom link below). Portrait painter James Lloyd speaks about his work to art writer and journalist Anna McNay. In conversation with McNay, Lloyd will discuss his career, […]
The Fine Art of Opportunity incl funding/ Setting up Artist Run Initiatives or projects. · How to spot, seize, create and maximise opportunities to help springboard new possibilities and projects such as artist run initiatives as a result. · Building ways to collaborate with artists, arts professionals, funders and organisations to help you prosper collectively […]
Creative Collaborations with Justin Hibbs Part 1; Working with Commercial and Public galleries. In this session Justin Hibbs will give an overview of how to develop and sustain a practice through a range of different collaborations and exhibition contexts. From working with other Artists to alternative exhibition spaces, such as; artist led and project spaces, […]
A range of strategies to revitalize artists and help get them out of a creative rut or just someone wishing to consider a range of painting and drawing approaches, build ideas and a range of new processes in their work. Rosalind will also discuss other ideas and examples to develop interesting online projects to help […]
Graham Crowley – In Conversation with Anna McNay In the third of a series of online in conversation events with artists, painter Graham Crowley speaks about his work to art writer and journalist Anna McNay. Crowley is clear in referring to himself as a painter, not an artist. He regards painting as a discourse and […]
Susie Hamilton – In Conversation with Anna McNay In the second of a series of online in conversation events with artists, Susie Hamilton speaks about her new series of work of Covid-19 doctors to art writer and journalist Anna McNay. About Susie Hamilton Concerned with the human condition and the solitary existence of individuals, Hamilton’s […]
Sadie Lee – In Conversation with Anna McNay In the first of a series of online in conversation events with artists, award-winning British figurative painter Sadie Lee speaks about her work to art writer and journalist Anna McNay. In 1992, Lee’s painting of herself and her then partner was used as the publicity poster for […]
It’s been another bumper year for Heatherleys at the annual Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition. Tim Benson, David Caldwell, Sally Ede-Golightly, Miriam Escofet, James Hague, Hero Johnson, Suzon Lagarde, Sarah Jane Moon, Carl Randall, Melissa Scott-Miller, Daniel Shadbolt, Nicola Smith, Bernadett Timko, Daphne Todd OBE, John Walton and Toby Wiggins all have work on […]
Visit the Heatherley Lockdown Gallery to catch up on what everyone is creating from home during this time away from the school. If you would like to have your own work featured please email high resolution images plus your details to Hero@heatherleys.org who will add them to the gallery once a week.
The winner of this year’s Heatherleys Prize at the RE Originals Prints exhibition is Martin Ridgewell for his monotype ‘Siege III’. The show is online with the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers until the 30th of May.
Congratulations to Heatherleys tutors Tim Benson and Sarah Jane Moon, who have both had work selected for this year’s BP Portrait Award. Selected from 1,981 entries by artists from 69 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2020 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. The Portrait Award is an annual event aimed […]
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Staff Show at Bankside Gallery last week and made it such a fabulous evening – particularly our unwitting Guest of Honour Philip Gibbs.
Sadie Lee – Artists Talk Sadie Lee is an award-winning British figurative painter. Her challenging paintings focus on a range of subjects, including the representation of women in art, sexuality, gender and the aging body. She has been selected to show work in many group shows including exhibitions at The I.C.A. and Museum of London. […]
Charlotte Sorapure – Artists Talk Trained at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Charlotte Sorapure is a figurative Artist living and working in Bath. She has had solo exhibitions with Messum’s in London, and Brian Sinfield Gallery in Burford as well as The Quest Gallery and the Victoria art Gallery, both in Bath. She […]
The Heatherley Bankside Staff Show 2020 25th February – 27th February 2020. 11am – 6pm daily Private View: Wednesday 26th February 6pm – 8pm Bankside Gallery 48 Hopton St SE1 9JH
Heatherleys is proud to be shortlisted for a Rainbow Honours Award. ‘The Rainbow Honours, a celebration of those who have stood out in their support for the LGBTQ+ community will take place on 4th December at Madame Tussauds in London. Honours will go to the people and organisations who show commitment to equality all year round […]
Annabel Elton – Hints and tips on working to commission Annabel Elton is Head of Commissions at Mall Galleries and specialises in portraiture. She experienced working as an artist to commission for two years before embarking on her current career via financial PR and small businesses. She first started work at the Mall Galleries in 1984. With […]
Michael Taylor – Artists Talk Michael works quietly and carefully on one painting at a time, spending about three months over each composition. On graduating from Goldsmiths School of Art in 1973, he determined to devote his time to working at a single canvas, while funding himself by working evenings at a pub in Greenwich. […]
Celebrating Queer Life Through Portraiture Queer Portraits is a groundbreaking exhibition of artist Sarah Jane Moon’s large scale portraits of people who identify as LGBTQI+ or queer. Opening on November 2nd, this show represents the main drive of Moon’s artistic practice since 2014 and will be the first time these paintings have been shown en […]
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Graduates’ Exhibition Private View on Tuesday and helped to made it such a great evening. In particular we’d like to thank our Guest of Honour, John Wonnacott, for his thought provoking speech about the nature of drawing and portraiture. Congratulations go to all our prize winners […]
For those who can’t make it to see the show in person, please take a look below for work from the Diploma in Portraiture and the Diploma in Sculpture. The exhibition is on until Saturday 20th July 2019, last entry at 3.30pm.
Melissa Scott-Miller and Hilary Daltry both have work in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. They were students together at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1977-81 and both now teach at Heatherleys. The photos show Melissa with ‘Islington Back Garden with Self’ and Hilary with ‘ Six Peaches’, a woodcut print, […]
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