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Mindfulness for Well-being and Creativity

Wednesday 01 May 2019

6 May - 31 May

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 […]


Danny Pockets (Danny Cuming) Exhibition

Monday 06 May 2019

6 May - 31 May

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 Hon.RP CBE- Artists Talk

Monday 05 Feb 2018

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 – Artists Talk

Monday 04 Jun 2018

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 – Artists Talk

Monday 18 Jun 2018

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 […]


Rosalind Davis – Articulating Your Practice

Monday 13 May 2019

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 […]


Jane Clatworthy on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

Thursday 28 Mar 2019

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 […]


David Weekes – Solo Show

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019

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 […]


Heatherleys at the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019

Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

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 […]


The Scientist and The Firebrand at UCL

Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

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 ( […]


Jason Bowyer

Friday 08 Mar 2019

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 […]


Toby Wiggins – Artists Talk

Monday 18 Mar 2019

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. […]


Yvonne Langley selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition

Monday 18 Feb 2019

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

Monday 04 Mar 2019

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 […]


Maureen Nathan joins the Royal West of England Academy

Wednesday 30 Jan 2019

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 […]


The Heatherley Bankside Staff Show

Thursday 24 Jan 2019

24th Jan - 27th Jan

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 […]


The Open Studio Exhibition

Wednesday 05 Dec 2018

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.    


Jayson Singh at the Wallace Collection

Friday 09 Nov 2018

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

Wednesday 27 Feb 2019

‘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 […]


Heatherley Prize Winners at the Royal Society of Oil Painters

Wednesday 28 Nov 2018

Two Heatherley Portrait Diploma alumni are amongst the prize winners at this year’s Royal Society of Oil Painters annual exhibition. Stuart Howitt has received the Winsor & Newton Non-Member Award for his painting ‘ Simian Simulacrum’ and Bernadette Timko has won both the Phyllis Roberts Prize for ‘The Last Day’ and Second Prize in the […]


Rebecca Asghar wins the Mr Heatherley Composition Prize

Tuesday 27 Nov 2018

Congratulations to Rebecca Asghar who has won this year’s Mr Heatherly Composition Prize. The award is made annually by our former Principal, John Walton RP, for the best three-figure portrait painting. The competition is based upon the Slade composition prize which John won himself in his youth. Rebecca says ‘My painting, a three figure self […]


Take Four at the Menier Gallery

Tuesday 04 Dec 2018

An exhibition of work by: Jessica Gale, Lucy Heath, Emma Johnston and Sarah Rivett-Carnac 4-8 December 2018 Private View: 4 Dec 6.30pm – 8.30pm Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, SE1 1RU Four contemporary artists exhibiting together for the first time at the Menier Gallery. They met at The Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in London and […]


The Lots Road Group – Connected

Friday 30 Nov 2018

CONNECTED: THE CHANGING FACE OF BRITAIN PRIVATE VIEW: 30th November 6.30pm-8.30pm Exhibition continues:  Monday, 26 November-Thursday 10 January 2019 Waterstones Lower Floor Gallery, 82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ   The Lots Road Group’s latest exhibition presents a microcosm of contemporary British society through the artists’ own connection to family and friends.   Seventeen […]


Hero Johnson awarded The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Friday 16 Nov 2018

Congratulations to Hero Johnson who has been awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest standing, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half […]


Tony Mott – Works on Paper

Tuesday 20 Nov 2018

Tony Mott’s solo Show ‘Works on Paper’ will be on display at The Art Movement, 61 Queenstown Road, London, SW8 3RG from the 21st November to the 4th of December. Private View: Tuesday 20th November 6pm- 8pm Mott says ‘The images explore the substructure and aspects of identity regarding the human head. Whilst paper remains […]


Hazel Reeves and Hilary Daltry visit Emmeline Pankhurst’s Grave

Friday 26 Oct 2018

Hazel Reeves and Hilary Daltry made a joint pilgramage to Emmeline Pankhurst’s gravesite in Brompton Cemetery last week. Reeves attended John Dean’s sculpture course in the days before Heatherleys moved to its current site on Lots Road. She has gone on to create several public statues, including Sir Nigel Gresley for King’s Cross Station and […]


Sarah Jane Moon – Threesome in Liverpool

Saturday 03 Nov 2018

THREESOME PV: Saturday 3rd November 6-9pm Presented by DuoVision as part of Homotopia Festival 2018. Threesome is an exhibition of personal responses to the female gaze by three renowned contemporary lesbian painters. Sadie Lee, Roxana Halls and Sarah Jane Moon have painted themselves, each other and the cult cabaret performer Ursula Martinez in an exhibition […]


Gerald Marks Memorial Exhibition

Wednesday 07 Nov 2018

Gerald Marks 1921 – 2018 Memorial Exhibition Preview: Wednesday 7th November 5.30pm – 8pm Public Viewing Day: Saturday 10th November 11.00am – 4pm Gerald Marks was born in London in 1921. He showed a precocious ability to paint and draw and an interest in left wing politics. His art education took place at Central School […]

Jonathan Farningham

Jonathan Farningham at the Scottish Portrait Awards

Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

Huge congratulations go to former Portrait Diploma student, Jonathan Farningham, whose self-portrait has been selected for the Scottish Portrait Awards. He says: ‘I applied to the Scottish Portrait Awards without really expecting anything to come from it, and when I received a call from the organisers saying that my portrait was accepted – I couldn’t […]


Sharon Low – ‘Female Ghosts… and other stories’

Tuesday 09 Oct 2018

8th October - 19th October 2018

Sharon Low’s solo exhibition ‘Female Ghosts….and Other Stories’ will be on display around the school until Friday the 19th of October. Sharon Low | Liú Guó Fěi 劉 國 斐:Female family ghosts… and other stories Female family ghosts (past, present and future) | mǔ hún 母魂 Once upon a time… there was a small child, […]


Angela Reilly – Artists Talk

Monday 05 Nov 2018

Angela Reilly is a Scottish artist who studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art. In 2004 She won the NX MacFarlane Ward, in 2005 the Art Exposure Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute and in 2006 she was awarded the 3rd Prize at the BP Portrait Award. She has exhibited at the Catto […]


Heatherleys at the Society of Women Artists

Friday 28 Sep 2018

25 Sep - 30 Sep

Exhibition & Workshop

Sharon Low, Celia Normand and Natalie Glinoer all have work on display at the 157th Society of Women Artists annual exhibition. The show was opened by the HRH Princess Michael of Kent on the 25th of September and continues at the Mall Galleries until the 30th of September. Demonstrations and workshops taking place during the […]

Alistair Adams

Alastair Adams – Artists Talk

Monday 03 Dec 2018

Artists Talk

Portrait Painting: Personal Development, Relationships and Empowerment In this talk Alastair will discuss some key turning points in his career to date. Focussing on specific commissioned and non commissioned paintings, Alastair will discuss how his practice, and representational drawings and paintings as a whole, can be used to represent and empower their subjects. As well […]


Cherry Pickles – Artists Talk

Monday 19 Nov 2018

Cherry Pickles was born in Bridgend, Wales. She did a mathematics degree In Northern Ireland before going to art school at Chelsea and the Slade. After that she had various bits of art school teaching and residencies, most substantially; Falmouth School of Art, Corsham and St Andrews University.     In the early/mid 80’s Pickles […]


Hilary Daltry – Print Exhibitions at Brompton Cemetery

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018

Head of Printmaking, Hilary Daltry, has curated 2 exhibitions of work at Brompton Cemetery this month – ‘The Scientist and the Firebrand’ and ‘Inspired by Brompton’. She says ” ‘Inspired by Brompton’ was an exhibition by Heatherleys Printmaking students who have drawn inspiration from Brompton Cemetery. It is the fourth year that The Friends of Brompton […]


Photos from the Annual Exhibition Private View

Friday 20 Jul 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to our Annual Exhibition Private View on Tuesday and made it such a fun evening. We had a wonderful time amongst graduating students, friends, alumni, tutors, trustees, visiting lecturers, gallerists and more. We also celebrated our 10th anniversary since moving from Upcerne Road to our current premises on Lots […]