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Rosalind Davis – Creative Strategies During Covid 19

Friday 05 Jun 2020

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 […]

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Graham Crowley in Conversation with Anna McNay

Friday 26 Jun 2020

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 […]

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Susie Hamilton in Conversation with Anna McNay

Friday 12 Jun 2020

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 […]

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Sadie Lee in Conversation with Anna McNay

Friday 29 May 2020

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 […]

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Heatherleys at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2020

Monday 18 May 2020

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 […]

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Heatherley Lockdown Gallery

Monday 18 May 2020

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.

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Heatherleys in the BP Portrait Award 2020

Monday 04 May 2020

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 […]

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Jonathan Farningham and Suzon Lagarde in ‘Isolation’

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

Exhibition – “Isolation” Blanco Gallery Start date: 18-04-2020 Blanco Gallery is showcasing “Isolation” an online exhibition of work by UK based artists, exploring the situation in which we all find ourselves due to Coronavirus. The exhibition discusses how people adapt to their new context and how art continues to thrive despite the circumstances. At some […]

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Sarah Jane Moon in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2020

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

Work Heatherley alumna and tutor, Sarah Jane Moon, has been selected from almost 2,500 entries to appear in an exhibition of some of Britain’s best portraiture. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition is usually held in central London each year but this year’s show is taking place online, a first for the Society. […]

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Alla Samarina – ‘Elements of Life’

Thursday 12 Mar 2020

Heatherleys student, Alla Samarina, is holding her first solo show ‘Elements of Life’, opening this evening. PV 12th March, show continues until 29th March The Muse at 269,  269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR ABOUT THE ARTIST Alla Samarina grew up in Saint Petersburg (Russia). She was involved in the underground art scene of the late […]

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Rachel Goodison – ‘What She Didn’t Say’

Thursday 12 Mar 2020

Former Portrait Diploma student,Rachel Goodison, is in a group show ‘What She Didn’t Say’ at Thames Side Studios Gallery, an enormous exhibition space by the Thames Barrier.     She will be showing her 8 foot high soft sculptural installation, alongside work by artists Clare Dudeney, Justine Formentelli and Maddie Yuille. Artists talks at the […]

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Heatherleys at Escola Trac Barcelona

Tuesday 28 Jan 2020

SHARED SPACES   The Traç engraving and lithograph workshops have invited the artists from The Heatherley School of Fine Art in London to present their work alongside prints produced in Traç for the exhibition Shared Spaces. The thirty pieces on show have all been created using the “language of print making”: lithography, calcography, woodcut, monotype…The […]

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The Heatherley Bankside Staff Show 2020

Tuesday 26 Feb 2019

25th February - 27th February 2020

Please join us for the Private View of our sixth annual Staff Show at Bankside Gallery on Wednesday 26th February 6pm to 8pm. Work will be on display from our tutors and support staff, including Ian Rowlands, Allan Ramsay, Melissa Scott-Miller, Gil Whyman, Daniel Bibby, George Levantis, James Hague, Laura Smith,  Ron Best, Hilary Daltry, […]

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Rebecca Asghar in Sky Portrait Artist of the Year

Tuesday 28 Jan 2020

Make sure you tune in to tonight’s (January 28th) episode of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year to catch our former Portrait Diploma student Rebecca Asghar’s appearance. She says – ‘I was very pleased to be chosen to be a participant on the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2020. It was a wonderful experience meeting […]

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Farewell Phil, Hello Helena

Tuesday 17 Dec 2019

Currently following in Phil’s print room footsteps is Helena Moock, daughter of our Director of Printmaking Hilary Daltry. Helena will be on hand as print technician for both our Thursday and Friday printmaking classes. She says ‘Learning from the best, Phil Gibbs, has been a great experience and over several weeks I got to work […]

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Farewell Philip Gibbs!

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Nobody is quite sure when it was that Philip first arrived at Heatherleys. As far as I can remember he has always been a part of the very fabric of the school, working hard in the print room or perhaps taking a well earned break in the staff kitchen. And I think we thought he […]

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Andrew Eadington in the FBA Futures 2020

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Congratulations to our former Portrait Diploma student, Andrew Eadington, who has been selected for the FBA Futures 2020 exhibition. FBA Futures 2020 Contemporary figurative painting, sculpture and drawing by new graduates 6 – 18 January 2020, Mall Galleries Mall Galleries is delighted to present the eighth edition of FBA Futures, the UK’s largest annual survey […]

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Sadie Lee – Artists Talk

Monday 16 Mar 2020

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. […]

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Charlotte Sorapure – Artists Talk

Monday 17 Feb 2020

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 […]

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Dr Alison Smith – Curator’s Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters Exhibition

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

We were very privileged to receive a tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters Exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery’s Chief Curator, Dr Alison Smith. Heatherleys has many historical links with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, not least in Joanna Boyce Wells who was a student here and who is quoted as saying ‘I have a talent and the […]

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Jonathan Farningham at the Scottish Portrait Awards

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Congratulations to our former Portrait Diploma student, Jonathan Farningham, who has a self portrait in this year’s Scottish Portrait Awards. The exhibition will tour around Scotland for seven months. Jonathan says ‘I have always found self-portraiture fascinating, for it represents the artist without embellishment, caught in the moment of making, tools in hand.’ He was […]

Sarah Jane Moon, Hero Johnson, Diana Horton, Laura Smith
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Heatherleys at the Rainbow Honours 2019

Wednesday 04 Dec 2019

Heatherleys was proud to be represented at the inaugural Rainbow Honours at Madame Tussaud’s last week. ‘Four of us from Heatherleys attended the Rainbow Honours Award Ceremony on the 4th of December on behalf of the school. We were short-listed for an award in the Small Brand category for supporting and championing members of the […]

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Open Studio Exhibition

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

The Open Studio Christmas Exhibition 2019 Curated by Hilary Daltry Congratulations to Paula McFarlane who has been awarded the Helen Wilson Open Studio Prize. The exhibition is on display until the 11th of January 2020.

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Nicholas Baldion wins the Mr Heatherley Prize

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Congratulations to Nicholas Baldion who has won the Mr Heatherley Composition Prize 2019. He says: ‘I’m very proud to have won the Mr Heatherley prize for figure composition with this painting. “The Arrest of the Tolpuddle Martyrs”. Espicially considering the highstandands of my fellow artists. I’ve always enjoyed how the old masters would take a […]

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Artists Talk – Antony Williams

Monday 20 Mar 2017

Antony Williams studied initially at Farnham (Northwest Surrey College of Art) on a Foundation Course in 1984, and went on to Portsmouth University (then Polytechnic) to do a BA in Fine Art . He then started working part time for a picture conservator in Walton on Thames, who introduced Williams to the medium of egg […]

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Rosalind Davis – Surviving and Thriving as an Artist

Monday 03 Feb 2020

Surviving and Thriving as an Artist • Representing yourself & raising your profile • Galleries and the Art World • Insights into Curating and tips on how to curate/develop your own exhibitions or projects. • How to maximize an exhibitions success, build relationships and new audiences for your work such as curators/ critics and potential collectors […]

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Christina Niederberger – Common Threads

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

Christina Niederberger – Commons Threads KABINETT VISARTE ZÜRICH Private View: 16. December 5pm – 9pm Exhibition runs: 17th December to 3rd of January

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Sophie Balhetchet and Helen Adie – Works on Paper

Monday 11 Nov 2019

Sophie Balhetchet and Helen Adie – Works on Paper Heatherleys 4th November – 22nd November 1pm – 4pm daily by appointment only ‘You find yourself standing in a strange and ancient desert. You’re on a remote shore staring out over a vast ocean. You notice a curious fragment in the sand – of bone or […]

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Heatherleys at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2019

Monday 11 Nov 2019

A large number of Heatherley students, alumni and tutors have work in this year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries, including Tim Benson, Adebanji Alade, Alice Boggis Rolfe, Rydal Handbury, Suzon Lagarde, Michael Jules Lang, Luis Morris, Lisa Puhlhofer and Bernadett Timko. The Royal Institute of Oil PaintersThe Mall Galleries27th November […]

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Minna Stevens – ‘Colour & Light’

Monday 28 Oct 2019

Minna Stevens Colour and Light: Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lives ‘Painting familiar and much-loved subjects but scrutinising them for colour and light is a curious challenge. It is harder to see the things closest to us. I have to fight my knowledge of them. In my painting boundaries that define discrete objects soften or dissolve and equal […]

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Heatherleys is Shortlisted for a Rainbow Honours Award

Wednesday 04 Dec 2019

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 […]

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Paulina Pluta – Exhibition of Recent Work

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

Paulina Pluta – Exhibition of Recent Work Please join us for a glass of wine at the Private View of Paulina Pluta’s latest exhibition.     Paulina will be showing a collection of recent work including drawings, paintings and etchings.     Private View    Wednesday 16th October between 6pm-8pm

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Jonathan Farningham – In the Studio

Monday 30 Sep 2019

Jonathan Farningham in the Studio Since graduating from the Portrait Diploma Jonathan Farningham has been taking part in ‘In the Studio’. He tells us: ‘“In the Studio” is an initiative led by Mall Galleries to equip emerging talent with the opportunities and tools to take the next step on their artistic pathways. I have had […]

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Annabel Elton – The Commissioning Process

Monday 09 Dec 2019

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 […]

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Michael Taylor – Artists Talk

Monday 25 Nov 2019

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. […]