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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


Jonathan Farningham – In the Studio

Monday 30 Sep 2019

Jonathan Farningham in the Studio Since graduating from the Portrait Diploma Jonathan Farningham has been taking part in ‘In the Studio’. He tells us: ‘“In the Studio” is an initiative led by Mall Galleries to equip emerging talent with the opportunities and tools to take the next step on their artistic pathways. I have had […]


Sarah Jane Moon – Queer Portraits

Saturday 02 Nov 2019

Celebrating Queer Life Through Portraiture Queer Portraits is a groundbreaking exhibition of artist Sarah Jane Moon’s large scale portraits of people who identify as LGBTQI+ or queer. Opening on November 2nd, this show represents the main drive of Moon’s artistic practice since 2014 and will be the first time these paintings have been shown en […]


Bernadette Timko at the Royal Society of British Artists 2019

Tuesday 09 Jul 2019

Congratulations to former Portrait Diploma and Sculpture Diploma student, Bernadette Timko, who has been awarded the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award at this year’s Society of British Artists exhibition. The show is on at the Mall Galleries until the 14th July 2019.


Flora Yukhnovich – Victoria Miro

Friday 07 Jun 2019

7th June - 27th July

Former Portrait Diploma student, Flora Yukhnovich, is  currently exhibiting at the Victoria Miro Gallery. ‘Victoria Miro in association with The Great Women Artists presents a summer exhibition featuring three young artists who rethink traditional genres to touch upon themes of migration, the workplace, and the gendered language of painting.  Founded by Katy Hessel in 2015 @thegreatwomenartists is an […]


Heatherleys at the R.A. Summer Show

Friday 05 Jul 2019

Melissa Scott-Miller and Hilary Daltry both have work in this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. They were students together at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1977-81 and both now teach at Heatherleys.     The photos show Melissa with ‘Islington Back Garden with Self’ and Hilary with ‘ Six Peaches’, a woodcut print, […]


Antony Williams – Recent Paintings from the Studio

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Antony Williams is holding a solo show at Messums next month.     ‘Recent Painting from the studio’     Wednesday 3 July – Friday 2 August 2019     Messums London   28 Cork Street,   London W1S 3NG


Heatherleys at the Ruth Borchard Competition 2019

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Heatherleys has been well represented at this year’s Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition with staff, students and alumni alike all being selected for exhibition. Those with work on display included Rebecca Asghar, Alice Boggis-Rolfe, Laura Smith, Melissa Scott Miller, Nicolas Granger-Taylor, Ruth Smith and Elizabeth Shields.  


Suzon Lagarde in Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Heatherley student and model, Suzon Lagarde, recently featured on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2019. She told the Mall Galleries ‘I had a brilliant time participating in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year; it was an incredible experience! A friend encouraged me to apply, so I happily gave it a go, but […]


Rebecca Asghar in the Ruth Borchard Exhibition 2019

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Congratulations to Portrait Diploma student, Rebecca Asghar, who has had her self portrait  selected for the Ruth Borchard Competition 2019. She says ‘I am very happy to have been selected for the Biennial Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, a curated four month exhibition. This painting previously won the Mr Heatherley prize in November 2018, so […]


Sarah Jane Moon in the BP Portrait Award 2019

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Heatherleys tutor, Sarah Jane Moon, has been selected for this year’s BP Portrait Award with her painting ‘Dr Ronx’.   Sarah Jane says ‘My initial sitting with Dr Ronx took place in my Brixton studio and involved a number of different outfits. Ronx is known for their very particular contemporary style – they have a penchant […]


Sophie Brudenell-Bruce – ‘Mummy’s Chocolate Cake’ (recipes and memories)

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Sophie Brudenell Bruce will be holding an exhibition and book launch, ‘Mummy’s Chocolate Cake’ (recipes and memories). She says: ‘The project started 14 years ago when I decided to write down a few favourite recipes for family and friends.This coincided with my initiation into printmaking; etching, Lino printing, lithography and collagraphs. After a short intensive […]


Heatherleys at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2019

Wednesday 08 May 2019

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2019 has opened at the Mall Galleries today. As ever there is a wealth of work on display from Heatherley staff, students and alumni. Particular congratulations go to James Hague who was awarded the RP Prize for his painting ‘Tom’.   Mall Galleries 9th May to 24th […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Heatherleys Miriam Escofet wins the BP Portrait Award

A huge congratulations from everyone at Heatherleys to Miriam Escofet for her win at the BP Portrait Award this week! Miriam says ‘I’m completely delighted and overwhelmed to win 1st Prize. My students are obviously delighted as they see the techniques that I’m teaching them being put into practice and validated’. Miriam’s painting will be […]

Miriam Escofet

Miriam Escofet – Figurativas 2017

22 September - 26 November 2017

A huge congratulations to Miriam Escofet who has had a painting of her mother accepted for the prestigious Figuratives 2017 exhibition. ’An Angel At My Table’ will be on display at MEAM from the 22nd of September to the 26th of November. MEAM (Museu Europeu d’Art Modern) Barcelona Spain   Share this event!

’Human’ - Gigi Salomon and Uta Brouet Exhibition

’Human’ – Gigi Salomon and Uta Brouet Exhibition

7 Oct - 18 Dec 2017

Uta Brouet and Gigi Salomon are showing their recent work at ‘HUMAN’ – an exhibition of sculpture, paintings and photography by 9 London-based female artists. Open Day 7th October 11am – 3pm. To come and see the exhibition on this Open Day, you will have to register with the German Embassy. Register here Gigi says: […]


’Panoptic’ at the Menier Gallery

28 November - 2 December 2017

PANOPTIC: An Art Exhibition by Four Women Artists Shannon Donnan, Jessica Gale, Carrie Jean Goldsmith and Lucy Heath. Four artists, four styles, four sets of eyes, four different views. For this exhibition Shannon, Jessica, Carrie Jean and Lucy, all Heatherley’s alumni, bring together their collective works to illustrate the varied and different ways in which […]

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 […]

Oh Comely magazine

Oh Comely Interview with Lady T

Wednesday 07 Nov 2018

Our wonderful model, ’Lady T’, has been featured in the latest issue of Oh Comely magazine. In it she says: ’I’m a trained architect but I started modelling five years ago. I saw an advert on Facebook, looking for models. I’ve always liked performing – I used to play bass in a band. When I […]

Printmaking Master Class 2017

’Printmaking Master Class 2017’

Monday 06 Nov 2017

The prints are outcome of the work with Hilary Daltry over several weeks in our print room (the students 16-18 yearswere studying for GCSE and A level Art). They explored how observational drawings can be translated into print in a creative way with great results!

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 […]

Jason Bowyer

Jason Bowyer ’Flowers on the Anvil’

12 - 15 October 2017

JASON BOWYER NEAC RP PS A Special Studio Exhibition Celebrating Twenty Years of Painting and Drawing at the Steam Museum Private View Thursday 12th October 6pm – 8.30pm Open on Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October 2017 11am – 5pm and then appointment Studio no 7 The London Museum of Water and Steam Green Dragon […]

Nicky Basford

Nicky Basford Solo Show

25 June - 1 July 2017

NICKY BASFORD 27 June – 1 July 2017 54, The Gallery Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QX 11am – 7pm “In July 2015 I walked part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, starting from the French side of the Pyrenees crossing into northern Spain. Not only was I struck by the extraordinary heat, temperatures […]

JJ Cavanagh-Butler

JJ Cavanagh-Butler exhibition

13 June 2017

SPIRITUALITY OF LIGHT INVITATION TO A PRIVATE VIEW TUESDAY 13th JUNE 2017 Drinks & Canapes 6.00 – 8.30 pm & AN OPEN EVENING WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE 2017 Drinks 6.00 – 8.30 pm Add to Calendar THE FOUNDRY GALLERY 39 Old Church Street Chelsea LONDON SW3 5BS (The exhibition runs daily from 10.30am – 5pm) Nearest […]