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People & Places: Work by Ian Rowlands and Michael Checketts

Friday 23 Sep 2022

People & Places is an exhibition of work by Heatherley’s tutor Ian Rowlands and fellow artist Michael Checketts. The show runs in the Main Foyer Gallery of Bedford School until Wednesday October 18th 2022. Ian teaches on the following courses commencing this Autumn: Portrait Drawing and Painting Contemporary Painting (Advanced) Intermediate Oil Painting Bedford School […]

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Antony Williams: In stillness – Life

Thursday 22 Sep 2022

Heatherleys tutor Antony Williams is currently exhibiting at Messums London. ‘In Stillness – Life’ 14 September – 14 October The show features two distinct series – portraits of his models over time and the portraits of his landlady Margaret Robinson. The series of paintings of Margaret Robinson, produced over a period of sixteen years, have […]

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

Monday 26 Sep 2022

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 26 September – 7 October Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm Last entry on Sunday 7 October is 3.00pm The Heatherley School of Fine Art 75 Lots Road, London, […]

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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

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

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

The Society’s annual Open Art Exhibition in Chelsea is a firmly established annual event, in its home at Chelsea Old Town Hall, where it has been since 1994. Over 800 paintings and sculptures are shown, selected from more than twice that number, attracting not just established artists but younger ones producing innovative work. Congratulations to […]

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Carving Exhibition

Monday 20 Jun 2022

Private View Wednesday 22nd June 2022 5.00pm – 7.00pm Exhibition runs 20th June – July 8th. Visit an exhibition of Sculpture carved in wood and stone by students of the Heatherley School of Fine Art. Sculpture tutor Veronica Ricks presents an exciting selection of the work of her students who meet together every Friday to […]

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RE Original Prints Exhibition 2022

Thursday 19 May 2022

The winner of this year’s Heatherleys Prize at the RE Original Prints 2022 exhibition is Wai Wong ARE for his etching ‘Festival of Happiness’. The show with the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers at the Bankside Gallery is on until June 10th. Image: Wai Wong ARE, ‘Festival of Happiness’

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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 – 05 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 with fellow […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]