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Adebanji Alade – Painting the Mona Lisa

Friday 15 Oct 2021

Hackney born artist Adebanji Alade studied on the Diploma in Portraiture at Heatherleys from 2003-2005 and went on to teach here at the school. He is currently the Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and works prolifically as an artist. You can follow his work here. Adebanji was recently asked to […]

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Free Mindfullness & Qigong Drop-in Sessions

Friday 15 Oct 2021

Free Mindfullness & Qigong drop-in sessions for all Heatherley students and staff. Every Wednesday at 4.30pm in the library (30/45 min class). The classes are held by our Studio Technician and Artist, Ignacio Lalanne. Ignacio grew up in Buenos Aires. In early adulthood, he had the privilege of travelling and studying in India and south-east […]

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Patrick George Landscapes

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

Patrick George 1923-2016 Landscapes 14 October – 4 November 2021 Browse & Darby 19 Cork Street London W1S 3LP Patrick George was a friend to Heatherleys. His writings were edited by Susan Engledow, who for many years was Director of the Diploma in Portraiture here, and his ideas inform much of the teaching she and […]

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Contemporary Figures in Watercolour: Speed, Gesture and Story

Thursday 14 Oct 2021

This Autumn term Heatherleys welcomed a new tutor, Leo Crane. As well as being an excellent drawing and painting tutor, he’s also the co-author of the book, “Contemporary Figures in Watercolour: Speed, Gesture and Story”, published by Pavilion Books. For more information please visit here. Leo teaches Introduction to Drawing and Painting and Drawing and […]

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Nicola Hicks – Dump Circus

Monday 11 Oct 2021

Heatherleys’ President, Nicola Hicks, will present 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. Flowers GalleryLondon, Kingsland Road11 October – 18 December 2021. For more information, visit gallery website here. Image: Cat with Ruff, 2020

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Painted from Life

Sunday 26 Sep 2021

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

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Kate Hopkins Exhibition

Thursday 06 May 2021

14 May - 4 June 2021

Kate Hopkins14 May – 4 June 202119 Cork St, London W1S 3LPPreview DaysWednesday 12 & Thursday 13 May 20213.00 – 8.00pmRestricted numbers. Booking essential.katehopkins64@gmail.com Kate Hopkins solo exhibition, her second with the gallery. Hopkins trained at the Slade School of Fine Art where she was awarded the Boise Travel Scholarship, the Elizabeth Greenshields Award and […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown Update

Friday 01 Jan 2021

Lockdown 2021 (Updated 26 February 2021) We are delighted to announce that Heatherleys will reopen for the Summer term for all Day and Evening courses on 19th April. Portrait Diploma and Sculpture Diploma students only will return to school for the last three weeks of the Spring term on 15th March. Your safety is our highest priority. We will […]

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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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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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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 in the BP Portrait Award 2020

Monday 04 May 2020

Congratulations to Heatherleys tutors Tim Benson and Sarah Jane Moon, who have both had work selected for this year’s BP Portrait Award. Selected from 1,981 entries by artists from 69 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2020 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. The Portrait Award is an annual event aimed […]

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Jonathan Farningham in ‘Isolation’

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

Exhibition – “Isolation” Blanco Gallery Start date: 18-04-2020 Blanco Gallery is showcasing “Isolation” an online exhibition of work by UK based artists, exploring the situation in which we all find ourselves due to Coronavirus. The exhibition discusses how people adapt to their new context and how art continues to thrive despite the circumstances. At some […]

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Sarah Jane Moon in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2020

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020

Work Heatherley alumna and tutor, Sarah Jane Moon, has been selected from almost 2,500 entries to appear in an exhibition of some of Britain’s best portraiture. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition is usually held in central London each year but this year’s show is taking place online, a first for the Society. […]

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Alla Samarina – ‘Elements of Life’

Thursday 12 Mar 2020

Heatherleys student, Alla Samarina, is holding her first solo show ‘Elements of Life’, opening this evening. PV 12th March, show continues until 29th March The Muse at 269,  269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR ABOUT THE ARTIST Alla Samarina grew up in Saint Petersburg (Russia). She was involved in the underground art scene of the late […]

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Rachel Goodison – ‘What She Didn’t Say’

Thursday 12 Mar 2020

Former Portrait Diploma student,Rachel Goodison, is in a group show ‘What She Didn’t Say’ at Thames Side Studios Gallery, an enormous exhibition space by the Thames Barrier.     She will be showing her 8 foot high soft sculptural installation, alongside work by artists Clare Dudeney, Justine Formentelli and Maddie Yuille. Artists talks at the […]

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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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Rebecca Asghar in Sky Portrait Artist of the Year

Tuesday 28 Jan 2020

Make sure you tune in to tonight’s (January 28th) episode of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year to catch our former Portrait Diploma student Rebecca Asghar’s appearance. She says – ‘I was very pleased to be chosen to be a participant on the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2020. It was a wonderful experience meeting […]

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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 […]

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Jonathan Farningham at the Scottish Portrait Awards

Tuesday 10 Dec 2019

Congratulations to our former Portrait Diploma student, Jonathan Farningham, who has a self portrait in this year’s Scottish Portrait Awards. The exhibition will tour around Scotland for seven months. Jonathan says ‘I have always found self-portraiture fascinating, for it represents the artist without embellishment, caught in the moment of making, tools in hand.’ He was […]

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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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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Christina Niederberger – Common Threads

Tuesday 12 Nov 2019

Christina Niederberger – Commons Threads KABINETT VISARTE ZÜRICH Private View: 16. December 5pm – 9pm Exhibition runs: 17th December to 3rd of January

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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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Minna Stevens – ‘Colour & Light’

Monday 28 Oct 2019

Minna Stevens Colour and Light: Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lives ‘Painting familiar and much-loved subjects but scrutinising them for colour and light is a curious challenge. It is harder to see the things closest to us. I have to fight my knowledge of them. In my painting boundaries that define discrete objects soften or dissolve and equal […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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

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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.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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.    

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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 […]

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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 […]