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Heatherleys Sculpture Diploma student working on a plaster cast of a portrait head.
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Work In Progress Exhibition

Thursday 26 Jan 2023

23 January – 10 February 2023

Heatherleys presents: Work In Progress An exhibition of work by students of the Sculpture and Portrait Diploma and Post Diploma courses. This group exhibition showcases student work made or in the process of being made since the beginning of their diploma programme at Heatherleys. Students from both portrait and sculpture will be showing works together […]

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LECTURE with Michael Ajerman: Paula Modersohn-Becker & the Visceral Body

Thursday 02 Feb 2023

Thursday 02 Feb 2023

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Artist Michael Ajerman presents his lecture on the German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker Thursday 2nd February 2023, 4.30 – 6pm A lecture on artist Paula Modersohn-Becker’s life and work. While widely known in Germany, the Royal Academy’s ‘Making Modernism’ exhibition presents a brilliant display of her work rarely seen abroad. This talk will interpret key works […]

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Open Studio Exhibition 2022

Tuesday 06 Dec 2022

1 December - 20 January 2022

Heatherleys presents it’s annual Open Studio Exhibition 2022 An exhibition of paintings and drawings by artists who’ve attended Open Studio / Drop In Sessions from last academic year to the present. Dates Private View Wednesday 7 December 4:30pm – 7:30pm 1 December – 20 January 2022 Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Location:  The […]

Fare well to Otto, painting collage by Lucy Bennet.
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Heatherleys Exhibition: Work In Progress – Painting – Develop Your Own Visual Language Through Abstraction

Tuesday 15 Nov 2022

14 - 25 November 2022

  We’re pleased to present an exhibition of Work In Progress by the students of: Painting – Develop Your Own Visual Language Through Abstraction with Eugenie Vronskaya Dates Private View Tuesday 15 November 2022 6pm – 8pm Monday 14 – Friday 25 November 2022 Location: Heatherleys School of Fine Art Select works from the exhibition […]

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LECTURE with Michael Ajerman: STRAWS OF SICKERT

Thursday 24 Nov 2022

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Artist Michael Ajerman presents his lecture on former student of Heatherleys, the artist Walter Sickert. Thursday 24th November 2022, 4.30 – 6pm Walter Sickert is an artist who is an odd bridge of English and French painting in the changing world of the late 1800’s leading well into the 20th Century. Drawing from James Whistler […]

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Mr Heatherley Composition Prize 2022

Thursday 27 Oct 2022

  Mr Heatherley Composition Prize 2022 Congratulations to Sara Edison who won this year’s Mr Heatherley Composition Prize. The Mr Heatherley Exhibition and Critique is an annual summer vacation project and competition initiated by former Principal John Walton, and based on a similar project originally given to painting students at the Slade. Students of Portraiture […]

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Heatherleys Exhibition: Ian Rowlands

Monday 17 Oct 2022

17 - 29 October 2022

  We’re pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Heatherleys tutor Ian Rowlands   Dates Private View Tuesday 25 October 2022 6pm – 8pm Monday 17 – Saturday 29 October 2022 Location Heatherleys School of Fine Art The exhibition takes place on the ground floor and in the conservatory on the first […]

Ephemera, oil painting by Sara Melly
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Post Diploma Graduates’ Exhibition 2022

Monday 26 Sep 2022

26 September - 7 October

Be inspired by the graduates of our Post Diploma in Figurative Painting. Visit their exhibition opening on 26 September 2022. Free admission | No booking required Dates 26 September – 7 October Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm Last entry on Sunday 7 October is 3.00pm Location The Heatherley School of Fine Art 75 Lots […]

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Society of Portrait Sculptors Open Exhibition – FACE 2022

Monday 08 Aug 2022

An international open exhibition of contemporary portrait and figurative sculpture from the UK and around the world. Heatherleys is proud to give an annual prize. This year’s chosen artist is Aleksandra Zajac, for their piece Prosopon. Three commendations were also given including to the artist Mandy Lane for their piece Frowning Baby. The exhibition runs […]

black and white Archive Photo of a Heatherleys Open Studio / Drop in Session, Life Drawing Class
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The History of Open Studio

Tuesday 26 Jul 2022

The History of Open Studio – Heatherleys Drop In Sessions This article tells the history of Open Studio, from its 19th century origins to its renaming as Drop In Sessions in 2022. Open Studio has been part of Heatherleys’ provision for artists since we were founded in 1845. Based on the traditional French Atelier system, […]

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Friday Printmaking

Thursday 04 Aug 2022

Student artwork from the 12 Friday Printmaking course led by Hilary Daltry. The course is accessible to the beginner or practiced printmaker. Each week you can try different techniques such as aquatint, drypoint and linocut, with the potential to produce print editions. If you’d like to experiment and explore printmaking, you can sign up for […]

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Work from Heatherleys Graduates’ Exhibition 2022

Friday 29 Jul 2022

Whether you couldn’t make the exhibition in person or you would like to revisit your favourite work, please see below the photos of students work from The Heatherley Diploma in Portraiture and the Diploma in Sculpture. Congratulations to our prize winners! Portraiture Daphne Todd Prize – Rhian Llewelyn Marianne Barbarosa Prize for Development – Natasha […]

Painting of Tenisia by Saskia Berkin
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Heatherleys Graduates’ Exhibition 2022

Tuesday 28 Jun 2022

20 July – 24 July

  The Diploma in Portraiture and The Diploma and Post Diploma in Figurative Sculpture Join us in celebrating the creativity and success of our students and graduates at our annual Diploma Graduates’ Exhibition. Free admission | No booking required Dates Wednesday 20 July – Sunday 24 July 10.00am – 4.00pm Last entry on Sunday 24 […]

Winners of the Heatherleys Award for Sculpture and the Heatherleys Award for Drawing at the Chelsea Art Society
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Chelsea Art Society 73rd Annual Exhibition

Thursday 23 Jun 2022

16 June - 20 June

The Society’s annual Open Art Exhibition in Chelsea This firmly established annual event, has had its home at Chelsea Old Town Hall since 1994. Over 800 paintings and sculptures are shown, selected from more than twice that number. The event attracts not only established artists but also younger artists producing fresh and innovative work. Congratulations […]

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Carving Exhibition

Monday 20 Jun 2022

20 June - 8 July 2022

  Visit an exhibition of Sculpture carved in wood and stone by students of the Heatherley School of Fine Art   Dates Private View Wednesday 22nd June 2022 5.00pm – 7.00pm 20 June – 8 July 2022 10.00am – 4.00pm   Sculpture tutor Veronica Ricks presents an exciting selection of the work of her students […]

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RE Original Prints Exhibition 2022

Thursday 19 May 2022

13 May - 10 June 2022

The winner of this year’s Heatherleys Prize At the RE Original Prints 2022 exhibition we awarded the Heatherleys Prize to artist Wai Wong ARE for his etching ‘Festival of Happiness’. The show with the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers at the Bankside Gallery runs until June 10th 2022.   Image: Wai Wong ARE, ‘Festival of […]

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SETTING UP: THE STILL LIFE DILEMMA

Monday 09 May 2022

For those of you who could not attend or for those who got a lucky seat at the extremely popular event, you can now view both evenings on our Recorded Lectures page. Artists explain their own approach to the practical aspects of creating a Still Life set up and how they use this genre to […]

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Composition Class Exhibition

Monday 17 Jan 2022

17 Jan - 5 Feb 2022

  Dates 17 Jan – 5 Feb 2022 This exhibition shows the work done by students in my two classes. In these classes students are encouraged and coaxed into discovering a pathway that is personal and relates to their interests and ambitions. They follow their instincts and through the use of mixed media and discourse […]

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Nicola Hicks – Dump Circus

Monday 11 Oct 2021

11 October - 18 December 2021

Heatherleys’ President, Nicola Hicks, presents Dump Circus A large-scale installation imagining the city as an urban wasteland, where the natural world has been ravaged and suffocated by greed and waste.   Select works from the exhibition   Dates 11 October – 18 December 2021 Location Flowers Gallery London, Kingsland Road For more information, visit gallery […]

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Painted from Life

Sunday 26 Sep 2021

26 September - 9 October 2021

  An exhibition of recent works by David Stubbs   Dates 26 September – 9 October 2021 Location Heatherley School of Fine Art     www.davidstubbsart.com Image: ‘Red, white and blue’ oil on canvas 21 x 28cm  

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Out of Lockdown: Summer Print Show

Friday 18 Jun 2021

21 June – 9 July Printmaking tutors Hilary Daltry, Maggie Jennings and Ron Best, alongside studio technicians Helena Moock and David Stubbs, are proud to present this exciting selection of students work created in the Summer term. Using a wide range of printmaking techniques including: etchings, linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs, monoprints and screen-prints for you to […]

Ivonne Portillo "Achikanain"
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Shared Spaces

Thursday 15 Apr 2021

15 April – 8 May Printmaking Exhibition This printmaking exhibition of 30 prints is a joint collaboration between Hilary Daltry, Head of Printmaking at Heatherleys, and Christina Pérez i Alay, engraving and lithography teacher at Escola TRAC in Barcelona. The work has already been exhibited in Barcelona last year and we are thrilled to finally […]

Sir Alan and Lady Parker
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Sir Alan Parker CBE

Friday 31 Jul 2020

Sir Alan Parker We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the great Sir Alan Parker, the legendary director of so many great films which caught the public imagination from Midnight Express in the 70’s to Evita and Angela’s Ashes and so much more. Alan’s reputation as a filmmaker is international but somehow […]

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Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs in Conversation with Anna McNay

Friday 31 Jul 2020

Heatherleys Online: Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs in Conversation with Anna McNay The Heatherley Guest Lecturer programme continues with the sixth and final in a series of online in conversation events with artists (Zoom link below). Artist-curators Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs, who have also contributed professional development talks to the programme, speak about their […]

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Creative Collaborations with Justin Hibbs Part 2 -Private and Public Commissions

Friday 17 Jul 2020

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 […]

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Rosalind Davis – The Fine Art of Opportunities; Portfolio Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurialism

Friday 03 Jul 2020

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 […]

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Creative Collaborations with Justin Hibbs Part 1 – Working with Commercial and Public galleries.

Friday 19 Jun 2020

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, […]

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Hugh Krall

Friday 29 May 2020

Hugh Krall (b.1924), an architect and artist who has died at the age of 96, attended my Friday Printmaking class at Heatherleys for 18 years (from 1992 -2010). A resident of Chelsea, he had built his own house near Cheyne Walk, having previously lived on a houseboat. The River Thames was the main source of […]

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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 tad.untilnow@gmail.com who will add them to the gallery.

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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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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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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 […]