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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Christina Niederberger – Commons Threads KABINETT VISARTE ZÜRICH Private View: 16. December 5pm – 9pm Exhibition runs: 17th December to 3rd of January
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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. […]
Brendan Kelly – Artists Talk Brendan studied at the Slade in the early 1990’s and has since been the winner of several prestigious awards for work in BP Portrait and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, he has two portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, one of Baroness Boothroyd and the other General Mike Jackson. […]
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.
Congratulations to former Portrait Diploma and Sculpture Diploma student, Bernadette Timko, who has been awarded the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award at this year’s Society of British Artists exhibition. The show is on at the Mall Galleries until the 14th July 2019.
Former Portrait Diploma student, Flora Yukhnovich, is currently exhibiting at the Victoria Miro Gallery. ‘Victoria Miro in association with The Great Women Artists presents a summer exhibition featuring three young artists who rethink traditional genres to touch upon themes of migration, the workplace, and the gendered language of painting. Founded by Katy Hessel in 2015 @thegreatwomenartists is an […]
“The Printmaking students from The Heatherleys School of Fine Art, Chelsea, will be exhibiting for the 5th consecutive year in The Chapel at Brompton on Open Day. This year the students have created prints inspired by the life and legacy of Rembrandt (1606-1669 ) to mark the 350th anniversary of his death (on 4th October […]
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, […]
You are cordially invited to view an exhibition of work from THE DIPLOMA IN PORTRAITURE THE DIPLOMA AND POST DIPLOMA IN FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE CONTINUING STUDIES Private View Tuesday 16 July 2019 6.30pm – 8.30pm Exhibition Continues Wednesday 17 July – Saturday 20 July 10.00am – 4.00pm Last entry on Saturday 20 […]
Antony Williams is holding a solo show at Messums next month. ‘Recent Painting from the studio’ Wednesday 3 July – Friday 2 August 2019 Messums London 28 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG
Heatherleys has been well represented at this year’s Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition with staff, students and alumni alike all being selected for exhibition. Those with work on display included Rebecca Asghar, Alice Boggis-Rolfe, Laura Smith, Melissa Scott Miller, Nicolas Granger-Taylor, Ruth Smith and Elizabeth Shields.
Heatherley student and model, Suzon Lagarde, recently featured on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2019. She told the Mall Galleries ‘I had a brilliant time participating in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year; it was an incredible experience! A friend encouraged me to apply, so I happily gave it a go, but […]
Reality is an Interpretation An exhibition of work by former Portrait Diploma and Sculpture Diploma student Bernadett Timko. “An exhibition of old and new paintings and etchings created from life. Each piece mirrors my state of mind in a particular moment which is filled with emotions. It doesn’t matter if it’s a potrait or a […]
Congratulations to Portrait Diploma student, Rebecca Asghar, who has had her self portrait selected for the Ruth Borchard Competition 2019. She says ‘I am very happy to have been selected for the Biennial Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, a curated four month exhibition. This painting previously won the Mr Heatherley prize in November 2018, so […]
Heatherleys tutor, Sarah Jane Moon, has been selected for this year’s BP Portrait Award with her painting ‘Dr Ronx’. Sarah Jane says ‘My initial sitting with Dr Ronx took place in my Brixton studio and involved a number of different outfits. Ronx is known for their very particular contemporary style – they have a penchant […]
Sophie Brudenell Bruce will be holding an exhibition and book launch, ‘Mummy’s Chocolate Cake’ (recipes and memories). She says: ‘The project started 14 years ago when I decided to write down a few favourite recipes for family and friends.This coincided with my initiation into printmaking; etching, Lino printing, lithography and collagraphs. After a short intensive […]
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2019 has opened at the Mall Galleries today. As ever there is a wealth of work on display from Heatherley staff, students and alumni. Particular congratulations go to James Hague who was awarded the RP Prize for his painting ‘Tom’. Mall Galleries 9th May to 24th […]
Benjamin Sullivan – Artists Talk Benjamin Sullivan was born in Grimsby in 1977. He studied painting and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2000. Since then, he has established a growing reputation as a figurative painter. His work has been widely exhibited, including at the Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery. Among other […]
Alison Jackson – Artists Talk Alison Jackson is a contemporary BAFTA and multi award winning artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media, publicity industries and the public figures themselves. Her work sits squarely in the middle of the current fake news, alternative facts or news debates. Jackson makes convincingly realistic […]
Ignacio Lalanne will be running classes in Mindfulness for Well-being and Creativity at Heatherleys this Summer Term. Here he shares with us what led him to develop this practice as part of his own artistic development – ‘I began to deepen my mindfulness practice after I experienced a sudden lost of hearing a few years […]
An exhibiton of work by Danny Pockets (Danny Cuming) Curated by Sarah Cuming Sarah Cuming “I have chosen works for this show with Heatherleys in mind. Danny LOVED his time teaching here.. despite the long, and frequently disrupted, train journey from St Leonards on Sea. He felt truly at home in the building, amongst the […]
John Wonnacott was born in London, 1940, and studied at the Slade School of Art, (1958-63). His work was included in The Hard Won Image, Tate Gallery, London, 1984 and in The Pursuit of the Real, Manchester, London and Glasgow, 1990. He has also held solo exhibitions at The Minories, Colchester, 1977, the Scottish National […]
IVY SMITH is a painter and printmaker. She studied at Chelsea and the Royal Academy Schools. She has work in many public collections including the National Portrait Gallery, Graves Art Gallery Sheffield, Norwich Castle Museum. Awards include winner: John Player Portrait Award 1986, Arts Council Grants for the Arts 2005. Public commissions include a portrait […]
Shanti Panchal was born in Mesar, a village in Gujarat, India, and studied at the Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay. He came to England on a British Council scholarship to study at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London from 1978-80, and has lived and worked in London since. He has been artist-in-residence at […]
Articulating your practice. The Art of Writing and Talking about your work Talk This lecture gives useful tips on developing your artist statement to create an engaging but comprehensive overview of your artwork. There will be some examples and creative ideas as well as advice on structure, layout, biogs and using different voices for different […]
Former Portrait Diploma student, Jane Clatworthy, recently made an appearance on Episode 4 of this year’s Sky Portrait Artist of the Year competition. She says of the experience ‘I wasn’t actually going to enter for the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year, but a member of the production team encouraged me to try and a […]
Philip Hook is Senior Director of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department. His talk will be a light-hearted investigation of the wonders and absurdities of the Twenty-First Century art market.
Former Heatherley Portrait Diploma student, David Weekes, will be holding a solo exhibition at the Piers Feetham gallery in Fulham where he will be showing a wide selection of recent work. Private View: Tuesday 18th June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Exhibition continues until Saturday 22nd June Piers Feetham Gallery, 475 Fulham Road, London SW6 1HL […]
Melissa Scott-Miller and Hero Johnson both have work in the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize exhibition this year. The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage the very best creative representational painting and to promote the skill of draughtsmanship. With prize money of £35,000 – including a […]
Some news from Hilary Daltry, Head of Printmaking at Heatherleys: “The Department of Behavioural Science and Health at UCL are delighted that ‘The Scientist and Firebrand Exhibition is at UCL’” The Scientist and the Firebrand is an exhibition inspired by the lives of two eminent women who are buried at Brompton Cemetery: Jane Wardle ( […]
We were shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Jason Bowyer had recently and very suddenly passed away whilst on holiday with his family. Our thoughts go out to his wife Claire, his son Leo and to his twin brother Francis in such a difficult time. We will remember Jason as a wonderful, knowledgeable artist […]
March 14th 4.30pm Since leaving the Royal Academy Schools in 1999, Toby has been developing his painting and drawing practice. He has exhibited widely, being selected a number of times for the Royal Academy Summer Show, BP Portrait Award in 2006, Holborne Portrait Prize, Discerning Eye, Jerwood Drawing Prize and the New English Art Club. […]
Portrait Diploma student, Yvonne Langley, has been chosen by John Walton to be his invited artist at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition this year. Yvonne says ‘ I am thrilled to have had my portrait of Jean chosen by Heatherley’s Professor Emeritus John Walton, on behalf of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. […]
James Hague – Artists Talk James Hague is a London based artist who studied Fine Art at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and the Royal College of Art. In 1996 he won the BP portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. Most recently he was the recipient of the Ondjaatje Prize for portraiture at […]
Former Portrait Diploma student, Maureen Nathan, has been accepted as an Artist Network member of the Royal West of England Academy. This membership affords more involvement with the RWA and participation in a network of a peer group of artists. She looks forward to working on education programmes and the preparation and set up of […]
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold January air to join us south of the river at Bankside Gallery last week. As ever it was a great party and a wonderful opportuinity to catch up with friends old and new.
For those who were unable to make it to our Bankside Staff Show in person please take a look at the gallery below for images from the exhibition. The work will now be moving to Heatherleys where it will be on display for the whole of February.
Please join us for our fifth annual Staff Show at Bankside Gallery on Thursday 24th of January 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, Ron Best, Hilary Daltry, Chris Moock, Paulina Pluta, Miriam Escofet, Alex […]
Hilary Daltry’s Open Studio Exhibition opened on Wednesday December 5th and was well received by students and tutors alike. It will be on display around the school until January 11th 2019. Congratulations go to Julia Page who was this years winner of the Open Studio Helen Wilson Prize.
As part of this year’s Diwali celebrations, Jayson was commissioned to create a live Rangoli-based centrepiece for the Wallace Collection Museum’s Friday Lates public art event. Having discovered this decorative art form first hand whilst travelling around India, Jayson has reinvented this practice to encourage public artistic creativity. So armed with an array of […]
‘Queer Art and Identity: a Film Screening and Q & A with Film Maker Lois Norman, Artist Sarah Jane Moon, Art Writer & Curator Anna McNay and Heatherley Portrait Diploma Director Minna Stevens.’ Join us on the 27th of February for an excerpt from Lois Norman’s film ‘She is Juiced’ and a Q&A discussion around the […]