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Sadie Lee – Artists Talk

Monday 16 Mar 2020

Sadie Lee – Artists Talk Sadie Lee is an award-winning British figurative painter. Her challenging paintings focus on a range of subjects, including the representation of women in art, sexuality, gender and the aging body. She has been selected to show work in many group shows including exhibitions at The I.C.A. and Museum of London. […]


Charlotte Sorapure – Artists Talk

Monday 17 Feb 2020

Charlotte Sorapure – Artists Talk Trained at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Charlotte Sorapure is a figurative Artist living and working in Bath. She has had solo exhibitions with Messum’s in London, and Brian Sinfield Gallery in Burford as well as The Quest Gallery and the Victoria art Gallery, both in Bath. She […]


Artists Talk – Antony Williams

Monday 20 Mar 2017

Antony Williams studied initially at Farnham (Northwest Surrey College of Art) on a Foundation Course in 1984, and went on to Portsmouth University (then Polytechnic) to do a BA in Fine Art . He then started working part time for a picture conservator in Walton on Thames, who introduced Williams to the medium of egg […]


Rosalind Davis – Surviving and Thriving as an Artist

Monday 03 Feb 2020

Surviving and Thriving as an Artist • Representing yourself & raising your profile • Galleries and the Art World • Insights into Curating and tips on how to curate/develop your own exhibitions or projects. • How to maximize an exhibitions success, build relationships and new audiences for your work such as curators/ critics and potential collectors […]


Annabel Elton – The Commissioning Process

Monday 09 Dec 2019

Annabel Elton – Hints and tips on working to commission Annabel Elton is Head of Commissions at Mall Galleries and specialises in portraiture.  She experienced working as an artist to commission for two years before embarking on her current career via financial PR and small businesses. She first started work at the Mall Galleries in 1984. With […]


Michael Taylor – Artists Talk

Monday 25 Nov 2019

Michael Taylor – Artists Talk Michael works quietly and carefully on one painting at a time, spending about three months over each composition. On graduating from Goldsmiths School of Art in 1973, he determined to devote his time to working at a single canvas, while funding himself by working evenings at a pub in Greenwich. […]


Brendan Kelly – Artists Talk

Monday 28 Oct 2019

Brendan Kelly – Artists Talk Brendan studied at the Slade in the early 1990’s and has since been the winner of several prestigious awards for work in BP Portrait and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, he has two portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, one of Baroness Boothroyd and the other General Mike Jackson. […]


Benjamin Sullivan – Artists Talk

Monday 24 Jun 2019

Benjamin Sullivan – Artists Talk Benjamin Sullivan was born in Grimsby in 1977. He studied painting and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2000. Since then, he has established a growing reputation as a figurative painter. His work has been widely exhibited, including at the Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery. Among other […]


Alison Jackson – Artists Talk

Monday 10 Jun 2019

Alison Jackson – Artists Talk Alison Jackson is a contemporary BAFTA and multi award winning artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media,  publicity industries and the public figures themselves.  Her work sits squarely in the middle of the current fake news, alternative facts or news debates.  Jackson makes convincingly realistic […]


John Wonnacott Hon.RP CBE- Artists Talk

Monday 05 Feb 2018

John Wonnacott was born in London, 1940, and studied at the Slade School of Art, (1958-63). His work was included in The Hard Won Image, Tate Gallery, London, 1984 and in The Pursuit of the Real, Manchester, London and Glasgow, 1990. He has also held solo exhibitions at The Minories, Colchester, 1977, the Scottish National […]


Ivy Smith – Artists Talk

Monday 04 Jun 2018

IVY SMITH is a painter and printmaker. She studied at Chelsea and the Royal Academy Schools. She has work in many public collections including the National Portrait Gallery, Graves Art Gallery Sheffield, Norwich Castle Museum. Awards include winner: John Player Portrait Award 1986, Arts Council Grants for the Arts 2005. Public commissions include a portrait […]


Shanti Panchal – Artists Talk

Monday 18 Jun 2018

Shanti Panchal was born in Mesar, a village in Gujarat, India, and studied at the Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay. He came to England on a British Council scholarship to study at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London from 1978-80, and has lived and worked in London since. He has been artist-in-residence at […]


Rosalind Davis – Articulating Your Practice

Monday 17 Jun 2019

Articulating your practice. The Art of Writing and Talking about your work Talk This lecture gives useful tips on developing your artist statement to create an engaging but comprehensive overview of your artwork. There will be some examples and creative ideas as well as advice on structure, layout, biogs and using different voices for different […]


Toby Wiggins – Artists Talk

Monday 18 Mar 2019

March 14th  4.30pm Since leaving the Royal Academy Schools in 1999, Toby has been developing his painting and drawing practice. He has exhibited widely, being selected a number of times for the Royal Academy Summer Show, BP Portrait Award in 2006, Holborne Portrait Prize, Discerning Eye, Jerwood Drawing Prize and the New English Art Club. […]


James Hague – Artists Talk

Monday 04 Mar 2019

James Hague – Artists Talk James Hague is a London based artist who studied Fine Art at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and the Royal College of Art. In 1996 he won the BP portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. Most recently he was the recipient of the Ondjaatje Prize for portraiture at […]


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 […]


Angela Reilly – Artists Talk

Monday 05 Nov 2018

Angela Reilly is a Scottish artist who studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art. In 2004 She won the NX MacFarlane Ward, in 2005 the Art Exposure Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute and in 2006 she was awarded the 3rd Prize at the BP Portrait Award. She has exhibited at the Catto […]

Alistair Adams

Alastair Adams – Artists Talk

Monday 03 Dec 2018

Artists Talk

Portrait Painting: Personal Development, Relationships and Empowerment In this talk Alastair will discuss some key turning points in his career to date. Focussing on specific commissioned and non commissioned paintings, Alastair will discuss how his practice, and representational drawings and paintings as a whole, can be used to represent and empower their subjects. As well […]


Cherry Pickles – Artists Talk

Monday 19 Nov 2018

Cherry Pickles was born in Bridgend, Wales. She did a mathematics degree In Northern Ireland before going to art school at Chelsea and the Slade. After that she had various bits of art school teaching and residencies, most substantially; Falmouth School of Art, Corsham and St Andrews University.     In the early/mid 80’s Pickles […]

John Lessore - Artists Talk

John Lessore – Artists Talk

Monday 19 Mar 2018

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.   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 served basis.


Katherine Tyrrell

Monday 13 Nov 2017

Katherine Tyrrell writes and curates information about art for artists and art lovers. She is the “go to” person for many artists with a query; also delivers talks and workshops on art business topics for artists to various organisations. ‘The Artist’ Magazine published a series of 10 articles in 2016 on cost-effective ideas for artists. […]

Simon Davis - Artists Talk

Simon Davis – Artists Talk

Monday 16 Oct 2017

Artist’s Talk by Simon Davis, Vice President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Simon Davis trained in Technical Illustration in Leamington Spa and then Graphic Design at Swindon. After a brief time working in design studios, he began illustrating for the iconic British comic 2000ad and continues to do so after 25 years. Simon […]


Susanne Du Toit – Artists Talk

Monday 30 Oct 2017

Susanne du Toit is an artist living and working in Berkshire, UK. She has worked in a wide range of media during her career, particularly etching and oil paint. In recent years her practice has become focused on portraits, and in 2013 she won the BP Portrait Award. Since then, she has been featured in […]

Valuing Yourself and Your Work - Susan Jones

Valuing Yourself and Your Work – Susan Jones

Monday 26 Jun 2017

Valuing yourself and your work In the busy, highly-competitive climate of the contemporary visual arts, artists may find it hard to assess and assert their own value. For visual artists, the opportunities which present themselves are diverse, ranging from community projects to festival fringes, from commissions for permanently-sited works to experiments in participatory practice, and […]

Robin Hazlewood

Lewis McNaught in conversation with Robin Hazlewood

Monday 15 May 2017

Artist Talk

An Interview with Lewis McNaught the CEO of the Mall Galleries, home of the Federation of British Artists as well as a major London gallery for figurative art and figurative art competitions. Lewis will be discussing his career in art and the challenges over the past 10 years of running a major gallery. He will […]

James Lloyd

James Lloyd: Artist’s Talk

Monday 12 Jun 2017

James Lloyd graduated in the 90s from the Slade School of Fine Art with a Higher Diploma following a BA in Fine Art from Coventry and a Diploma from Blackpool College of Art and Design. He teaches at the Royal Drawing School and has won numerous awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Paul Smith […]