Thursday 10 Oct 2019
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org who will add them to the gallery.
The winner of this year’s Heatherleys Prize at the RE Originals Prints exhibition is Martin Ridgewell for his monotype ‘Siege III’. The show is online with the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers until the 30th of May.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Staff Show at Bankside Gallery last week and made it such a fabulous evening – particularly our unwitting Guest of Honour Philip Gibbs.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Heatherley Bankside Staff Show 2020 25th February – 27th February 2020. 11am – 6pm daily Private View: Wednesday 26th February 6pm – 8pm Bankside Gallery 48 Hopton St SE1 9JH
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
‘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 […]
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 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 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 […]
Paulina Pluta is exhibiting drawings and paintings around Heatherleys until the 3rd of November.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]