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Painting by Susan Engledow
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Heatherleys Exhibition: Susan Engledow – Early and Late Paintings

Wednesday 12 Jun 2024

10 June – 28 June 2024

  Susan Engledow: Early and Late Paintings An exhibition curated by Andrew Warrington   Susan Engledow, who was former Director and founder of the Portrait Diploma Course at Heatherleys, sadly passed away in May 2022. As a tutor at Heatherleys she touched and changed the lives of many of her students. In celebration of the […]

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Post Diploma Graduates Exhibition 2024

Monday 23 Sep 2024

23 September - 4 October 2024

  Heatherleys annual Post Diploma Graduates Exhibition 2024 Join us in celebrating the creativity and success of our students and graduates at our annual Post Diploma in Figurative Painting Graduates Exhibition 2024. Work from the The Post Diploma in Figurative Painting will be on display showing students’ progress and achievements. Free admission | No booking […]

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Heatherleys Graduate Exhibition 2023
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Heatherleys Graduates’ Exhibition 2024

Tuesday 16 Jul 2024

16 - 21 July 2024

  Heatherleys’ annual Diploma Graduates’ Exhibition 2024 Join us in celebrating the creativity and success of our students and graduates at our annual Diploma Graduates’ Exhibition 2024. Work from the The Diploma in Portraiture and The Diploma and Post Diploma in Figurative Sculpture will be on display showing students progress and achievements. Free admission | […]

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Heatherleys Staff Exhibition 2024 – Extended!

Monday 04 Mar 2024

4 March - 19 April 2024

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  Heatherleys Staff Exhibition has been extended! We’re looking forward to opening our doors again after Easter and welcoming you back to Heatherleys for Summer Term 2024. We’re pleased to announce that our annual Heatherleys Staff Exhibition has been extended till Friday 19 April 2024! As with all our exhibitions, entry is free, there is […]

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Post Diploma Work In Progress Exhibition 2024

Monday 22 Apr 2024

22 April - 3 May 2024

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Post Diploma Work In Progress Exhibition Join us for an exhibition of work in progress by the students of the Post Diploma in Sculpture and Post Diploma in Figurative Painting. Free admission | No booking required Dates Private View Date TBC Exhibition Opening Times Monday 22 April – Friday 3 May 2024 10.00am – 4.00pm […]

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Heatherleys Staff Exhibition 2024

Monday 04 Mar 2024

4 March - 12 April 2024

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Heatherleys Staff Exhibition Join us for the annual Heatherleys Staff Exhibition. Free admission | No booking required   Dates Private View Wednesday 6 March 2024 6.00pm – 8.30pm Exhibition Opening Times Monday 4 March – Friday 12 April 2024* 10.00am – 4.00pm⁠ *Last entry on 28 March and 12 April is 3pm⁠ Closed for Easter […]

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A striking black and white profile portrait of the artist, writer and illustrator Dorothy Burroughes, alumna of the Heatherley School of Fine Art. Her pale, white face and pointed nose are a stark contrast against the black background. Her black hair, in a shingle bob, it's single curl cutting into her cheek as the fringe frames her eye.
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Heatherleys Highlight for LGBT+ History Month: Dorothy Burroughes (1883 -1963)

Thursday 01 Feb 2024

  Heatherleys Highlight for LGBT+ Month 2024   Welcome to the first instalment of our series celebrating LGBT+ History Month, dedicated to showcasing the remarkable contributions of our LGBT+ staff, students, and alumni. Explore more highlights on our blog and social media. 👉 Follow us here.   Heatherleys Alumna, Dorothy Burroughes (1883 -1963) – Queer Creatures: Art, […]

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Tutor Highlight: Minna Stevens Solo Exhibition

Monday 12 Feb 2024

12 February - 1 March 2024

  Tutor Highlight: Minna Stevens Solo Exhibition We are proud to present a solo exhibition by Minna Stevens, Course Director of the Diploma in Portraiture. Minna has exhibited extensively throughout her career, including solo and group shows at prominent institutions such as The National Portrait Gallery (BP Portrait Award 1995, 1994), Royal Academy of Arts […]

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Visual Composition and Abstract Composition:⁠ A Heatherleys Exhibition

Monday 29 Jan 2024

29 January - 9 February 2024

  Visual Composition and Abstract Composition: A Heatherleys Class Exhibition     ⁠ ⁠ This exhibition features work from the two classes of tutor George Levantis: Visual Composition and Abstract Composition. ⁠ These works have been realised by students who have heroically worked through challenging situations working from secondary sources or directly from a model: […]

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Gift ideas on a blue background: A black note book and pen, paintbrushes, a gift card, sugar cookies, a painting, a teal scarf, a chisel, a photo of a woman painting.
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Heatherleys Christmas Gift Guide

Monday 04 Dec 2023

Creative gift ideas for artists in 2023 Tired of giving the same boring gifts? Finding the right gift for the creative in your life can be a challenge, so we’ve put together a festive gift guide to help you out. No more fake smiles or re-gifting. Give the creatives in your life the gifts they […]

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Open Studio Christmas Exhibition 2023

Monday 18 Dec 2023

Monday 4 December 2023 – 12 January 2024

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 […]

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Still Life:⁠ A Heatherleys Exhibition

Friday 13 Oct 2023

13 November - 1 December 2023⁠

  Still Life⁠: A Heatherleys Exhibition     ⁠ ⁠ This exhibition features 14 artist’s work; around 60 pictures, hung over two floors of the school. Students, past and present from our Saturday Still life in Oils painting course.⁠ ⁠ “I have been teaching this Saturday class for about ten years now. This current selection […]

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Heatherleys Highlight: Alumna Jeanie Gibbs exhibits in, If You’re Lost, This Is Where You Can Be Found

Thursday 16 Nov 2023

16 - 19 November 2023

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  Heatherleys Highlight: If You’re Lost, This Is Where You Can Be Found Sculpture Diploma Alumna Jeanie Gibbs exhibited in the group show, ‘If You’re Lost, This Is Where You Can Be Found’.   This exciting exhibition, curated by Eva Yates and Kate McClenaghen, presented a variety of painting and sculpture by 18 students from the Royal […]

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Philip Guston's painting - The Line, depicting a dalmon pink hand reaching down from a cloud in a blue sky to darw a black line in charcoal on a red ground.
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LECTURE with Michael Ajerman: Philip Guston, Don’t Smoke in Bed

Thursday 09 Nov 2023

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Artist Michael Ajerman presents his lecture: Philip Guston, Don’t Smoke in Bed Thursday 9 November 2023, 4.30pm – 6:00pm   The talk focuses on Philip Guston’s shifting self, complicated artistic aims, and influences. His working methods, US political tensions, and personal matters will be discussed to give a glimpse of a frantic era that echoes […]

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The Colour of Self-Discovery: An interview with psychotherapist and portrait painter Annis Booker for Black History Month

Tuesday 31 Oct 2023

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  Heatherleys Highlights for Black History Month   Read our first interview in a series of highlights for Black History Month celebrating the work and achievements of our Black staff, models and students. Find more highlights across our blog and social media. 👉 Follow us here.   The Colour of Self-Discovery: An interview with psychotherapist and portrait painter […]

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Heatherleys Highlights: Black History Month 2023

Tuesday 17 Oct 2023

  Heatherleys Highlights for Black History Month 2023   For many of us, every month is Black History Month. This year we’re highlighting and celebrating the work and achievements of some of our Black staff, models and students across our blog and social media. 👉 Follow us here. Check back here throughout the month to see our […]

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Mr Heatherley Composition Prize 2023

Monday 16 Oct 2023

16 October - 10 November 2023

  Mr Heatherley Composition Prize 2023     Congratulations to José Ilidio, winner of this years Mr Heatherley composition prize. José is a Brazilian artist based in London. His prize winning painting depicts his family, in the house where he grew up in Brazil; his mom, his aunt, his grandpa and his little cousin taking […]

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Heatherleys Highlight: Fragments Of Life Exhibition

Saturday 14 Oct 2023

14 - 15 October 2023

  Heatherleys Highlight: Fragments Of Life Exhibition – A Heatherleys Sculpture Exhibition  A Heatherley sculpture exhibition organised by Heatherleys’ Director of Studies and Course Director (Diploma in Figurative Sculpture) Tony Mott.⁠          Dates 🥂 Reception⁠ Sunday 15 October⁠ 12:00pm⁠ ⁠   📆 14 – 15 October 2023⁠ 11:00am – 4:00pm⁠ ⁠   […]

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Heatherley Post Diploma in Figurative Painting Graduates’ Exhibition Private View 2023

Thursday 21 Sep 2023

25 September - 14 October 2023

Photos from the Heatherley Post Diploma in Figurative Painting Graduates’ Exhibition Private View 2023   Thank you to everyone who came along to our Graduates’ Exhibition Private View on Thursday 21 September. Congratulations go to all our graduating students from Heatherleys’ Post Diploma in Figurative Painting. Take a look at the gallery below. See if […]

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Work from Heatherleys Post Diploma in Figurative Painting Graduates’ Exhibition 2023

Thursday 21 Sep 2023

25 September - 14 October 2023

Revisit your favourite work form this year’s Post Diploma in Figurative Painting Graduate Exhibition   Couldn’t make the exhibition in person? Would you like to revisit your favourite work form this year’s Graduate Exhibition? See below a gallery of graduate work from Heatherleys’ Post Diploma in Figurative Painting.   Work from the exhibition  

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John Walton RP Self Portrait
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In memory of Principal Emeritus John Walton RP

Saturday 02 Sep 2023

Remembering Principal Emeritus John Walton RP We have sad news. Our Principal Emeritus, John Walton, passed away peacefully in hospital on Saturday, September 2nd 2023. Even though John was in his 98th year, his death still seems a surprise to all those who knew him as Principal of the Heatherley School of Fine Art. When […]

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Oil painting by Heatherleys Graduate Philip Cuttell, depicting a woman in a beige trench coat standing in front of bomb destroyed buildings and a fire red sky.
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Post Diploma Graduates Exhibition 2023

Thursday 21 Sep 2023

25 September - 14 October 2023

Be inspired by the graduates of our Post Diploma in Figurative Painting.     Visit their exhibition, opening on 21 September 2023. Free admission | No booking required Dates Private View  21 September 2023 6.00pm – 8.00pm Exhibition Continues 25 September – 14 October 2023 10.00am – 4.00pm Last entry on Friday 6 October is […]

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In memory of the pioneering gallerist Angela Flowers

Friday 11 Aug 2023

Remembering Angela Flowers   It is with great sadness that we share the passing of pioneering British gallerist and businesswoman Angela Flowers, on 11th August 2023, at the age of 90. She championed the work of younger British artists for more than five decades and showed that, “women could be businesswomen and make an impact […]

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Heatherley Graduates’ Exhibition Private View 2023

Tuesday 18 Jul 2023

18 July – 23 July 2023

Photos from the Heatherley Graduates’ Exhibition Private View 2023   Thank you to everyone who came along to our Graduates’ Exhibition Private View on Tuesday 18 July. Congratulations go to all our prize winners and graduating students from Heatherleys’ Diploma in Portraiture, Diploma in Sculpture and Post Diploma in Sculpture. Take a look at the gallery below. See if […]

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Work from Heatherleys Graduates’ Exhibition 2023

Tuesday 18 Jul 2023

Wednesday 19 July – Sunday 23 July 2023

Revisit your favourite work form this year’s Graduate Exhibition   Couldn’t make the exhibition in person? Would you like to revisit your favourite work form this year’s Graduate Exhibition? See below a gallery of student and graduate work from Heatherleys’ Diploma in Portraiture, Diploma in Sculpture and Post Diploma in Sculpture.   2023 Prize Winners […]

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Heatherleys Graduates’ Exhibition 2023

Tuesday 18 Jul 2023

19 July - 23 July

  Heatherleys’ annual Diploma Graduates’ Exhibition Join us in celebrating the creativity and success of our students and graduates at our annual Diploma Graduates’ Exhibition. Work from the The Diploma in Portraiture and The Diploma and Post Diploma in Figurative Sculpture will be on display showing students progress and achievements. Free admission | No booking […]

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Heatherleys Exhibition: Recent Paintings by Alexander McQueen Duncan

Monday 05 Jun 2023

5 June – 5 July 2023

  Heatherleys presents Recent Paintings by Alexander McQueen Duncan   Join us for an exhibition of recent paintings by tutor Alexander McQueen Duncan.   Dates Private View 12 June 2023 5:00pm – 8:00pm Second Private View 3 July 2023 5:00pm – 8:00pm 5 June 2023 – Extended till 5 July 2023 Open Monday – Saturday […]

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