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Photos from the Heatherley Graduates’ Exhibition Private View 2019

Tuesday 16 Jul 2019

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 […]


Printmaking Exhibition at Brompton Cemetery

Friday 05 Jul 2019

“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 […]


Heatherley Graduates’ Exhibition 2019

Tuesday 16 Jul 2019

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 […]


Bernadett Timko – Solo Show

Monday 17 Jun 2019

17 June - 28 June 2019

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 […]


Mindfulness for Well-being and Creativity

Wednesday 01 May 2019

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 […]


George Levantis and his Students

Tuesday 19 Mar 2019

19 Mar 2019

You are cordially invited to the finissage of the exhibition “George Levantis and his Students”. Drinks and nibbles are served at the PV on Tuesday 19th March at the Heatherley School of Fine Art from 4.30pm to 8.00pm.


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 […]


Sarah Jane Moon at Heatherleys

Thursday 28 Mar 2019

28 Mar 2019

An exhibition of work by Sarah Jane Moon at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art including landscape, still life and figurative paintings. This body of work represents the breadth of Sarah Jane’s painting practice from small still life paintings to landscapes (of Somerset and Sussex, the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, the South of France, Skyros Island […]


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. […]


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.    


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Work from the Annual Exhibition 2018

Thursday 19 Jul 2018

17 Jul - 21 Jul 2018

Exhibition of Work

Please see the gallery below for work from our Diploma in Portraiture, the Diploma and Post Diploma in Figurative Sculpture and Continuing Studies, all of which is currently on display at our Annual Exhibition. If this inspires you to come and see it in the flesh, the show continues 10.00am to 4.00pm today and tomorrow […]

Heatherley's Bankside Staff Show

Heatherley Bankside Staff Show

25 - 28 January 2018

25th January – 28th January Private View: 25th January 6pm-8pm Our fifth annual Staff Show at Bankside Gallery. 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, Claudia Carr, Danny […]

Art Competition Reception and Prize Giving

Art Competition Reception and Prize Giving

Thursday 16 Nov 2017

Art Competition

The Heatherley School of Fine Art and The Cheyne Walk Trust Art Competition Theme: Chelsea Life 1st Prize: £1,000 Reception, prize-giving and auction on the 16th of November.   admission: Share this event! This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first […]

In Memory of Linda Nugent

In Memory of Linda Nugent

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Linda Nugent. She died at home in France on the 3rd February having battled with cancer for the past 18 months. She was a well loved member of staff and a greatly intelligent influence on students over the many years of her involvement with […]

Rydal Hanbury

Rydal Hanbury wins the Mr Heatherley Composition Prize

Congratulations to Rydal Hanbury who has won the Mr Heatherley Composition Prize. The challenge is to include at least three figures in a single painting. The piece must be made with oils and not measure less than 1000 square inches. The competition is organised every year by our Professor Emeritus, John Walton, who won the […]

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Heatherleys at the Chelsea Art Society 2017

26 - 30 October 2017

A whole host of Heatherley students, staff and alumni are exhibiting work at the Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition this year, including Celia Normand, Eva Ti, Lucy Heath and Eve Pettitt. Congratulations go to Marie Coccolatos who won the printmaking prize. The show is on at the Chelsea Old Town Hall until Monday the 30th […]


Heatherleys at the New English Art Club 2017

16 - 25 June 2017

Jason Bowyer, Alex Fowler, Paul Gildea, Daniel Shadbolt, Melissa Scott Miller, Hero Johnson, Antony Williams, Daphne Todd OBE, Tim Benson, Adele Henderson, Jonathan Farningham and Ilaria Del Turco all have work in this year’s NEAC annual exhibition. Congratulations go to Paul Gildea who won The Doreen McIntosh Prize for his painting ’Night Watch’. The Mall […]