Heatherleys presents its annual Open Studio Christmas Exhibition 2023
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by artists who’ve attended Open Studio / Drop In Sessions from last academic year to the present.
We’re excited to share with you some of the great art from the past year in Open Studio. And what’s Christmas without some mince pies? We’ll have them waiting for for you at the private view!
Wednesday 6 December 2023
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Monday 4 December 2023 – 12 January 2024*
10.00am – 4.00pm
*Last entry on the last day of term and 12 January is 3pm.
The last day of term is Saturday 16 December 2023.
The Heatherley School of Fine Art 75 Lots Road, London SW10 0RN
How to get here
About Open Studio / Drop In Sessions
The Open studio provides a space for artist to develop their practice. A space to focus on observation, working from a model, with the support of world class tutors. All tutors are practising artists with their own distinct style and background. You can make this time your own, with as much or as little advice and support as you like.
The Helen Wilson Prize
Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Helen Wilson Prize, Patrick Waldron. This Open Studio Prize is given in memory of Helen Wilson, artist and Director of Studies at Heatherleys in the early 1970s.
About Helen Wilson
Helen Wilson was Director of Studies at Heatherleys during its time in Hampstead in the early 70s. She was instrumental in getting the Heatherley School of Art its charitable status in 1971. After the schools decline, from 1946 to its closure in 1969, Helen founded and ran the Heatherley-Wilson School of Arts and Crafts from 1969 – 1974.
Wilson began her artistic career as a medical artist studying the human body and making detailed anatomical drawings. She had a studio in Fellows Road in Swiss Cottage. As well as teaching at the Heatherley School of Fine Art she was Vice President of the Pastel Society.
Noted for her pastel portraiture, she also produced some highly regarded still life paintings and landscapes.
Work from the exhibition and Private View