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Announcements, external exhibitions, talks, events involving Heatherleys staff and students, past and present.

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: Daniel Shadbolt and Tim Benson interviewed on the Painting Insights Podcast

Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

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  Tutor Highlight: Daniel Shadbolt and Tim Benson interviewed on the Painting Insights Podcast   About Painting Insights Podcast   Painting Insights Podcast is an online show where Richard K Blades and Simon Renshaw talk to professional painters, gallery owners, frame makers and curators.   Daniel Shadbolt | Painting Insights Podcast | S01E10 Daniel Shadbolt […]

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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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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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Tutor Highlight: Transience an exhibition by Nick Archer

Wednesday 15 Nov 2023

15 November 2023  - 12 January 2024

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  Tutor Highlight: Transience an exhibition by Nick Archer Former Portrait Diploma tutor, Nick Archer, is currently showcasing his most extensive body of work to date in an exhibition that has been a year in the making. The work draws from diverse sources, including vintage postcards, online media imagery, and his personal photography. Through the process […]

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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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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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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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Tutor Highlight: Dreamwalker by Eugenie Vronskaya

Wednesday 11 Oct 2023

11 October - 4 November 2023

  Tutor Highlight: Dreamwalker – An exhibition of recent paintings by Eugenie Vronskaya   “The whole skin has this delightful sensitivity; it feels the sun, it feels the wind running inside one’s garment, it feels water closing on it as one slips under – the catch in the breath, like a wave held back, the […]

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Student Highlight: Heatherleys Student Jeannie Taylor wins the Ironbridge Fine Art Printmaker Prize

Thursday 21 Sep 2023

21 September - 1 October 2023

  Heatherleys Student Jeannie Taylor wins the Ironbridge Fine Art Printmaker Prize     Congratulations to Jeannie Taylor who won the Ironbridge Fine Art Printmaker Prize for her print Tiny Dancer IV at the International Original Print Exhibition at Bankside Gallery.     Works selected for this year’s International Original Print Exhibition, an open submission […]

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Heatherleys Exhibition: Corrosion by Daniel Bibby

Thursday 24 Aug 2023

31 July – 25 August 2023

  Heatherleys presents: CorrosionAn exhibition by Daniel Bibby     Join us for an exhibition of past and recent works by studio technician and Sculpture Diploma alumnus Daniel Bibby.      Dates Private View24 August 20234:00pm – 7:00pm 31 July 2023 – 25 August 2023Open Monday – Saturday10.00am – 4.00pm LocationThe Heatherley School of Fine […]

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Student Spotlight: Heatherleys’ Student Phillip Cuttel shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize

Tuesday 25 Jul 2023

25 - 30 July 2023

  Heatherleys’ Student Phillip Cuttel shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize: Rising Artists     Congratulations to everyone who submitted to Jackson’s Painting Prize this year for their milestone exhibition, showcasing a shortlist of global artists at Bankside Gallery.   “We are thrilled to provide a platform for these exceptional artists to showcase their talent. […]

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Staff & Student Highlight: Heatherleys at the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2023 exhibition

Saturday 23 Sep 2023

23 September - December 2023

  Staff & Student Highlight: Heatherleys at the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2023 exhibition.   We’re proud to see an increasing number of our staff and students taking part in major prizes and exhibitions each year, including the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize and exhibition. Alongside this year’s winning artwork by Colin Davidson, a […]

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Staff & Student Highlight: Heatherleys at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2023

Tuesday 13 Jun 2023

13 June - 20 August 2023

  Staff & Student Highlight: Heatherleys at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2023   Every year Heatherleys staff and students submit and exhibit at the annual celebration of art and artists at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. We’re proud to present some of this years Heatherleys exhibitors. Dates 13 June – 20 August 2023 Tuesday […]

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Staff & Student Highlight: Society of Women Artists 162nd Annual Open Exhibition 2023

Tuesday 06 Jun 2023

6 - 10 June 2023

  Staff & Student Highlight: Society of Women Artists 162nd Annual Open Exhibition 2023   The Society of Women Artists presents its 62nd Annual Open Exhibition 2023. Each year a number of Heatherleys staff and students submit their work. This years’ show includes works by Heatherleys tutors Sharon Low and Sarah Jane Moon, student Celia […]

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Tutor Highlight: Susan Wilson presents at Between Nations / Across Seas: The Transnational and Transcultural Pacific

Thursday 01 Jun 2023

26 – 30 June 2023

  Tutor Highlight: Susan Wilson presents at NZSA’s 27th annual conference   Heatherleys’ tutor Susan Wilson joins, Between Nations / Across Seas: The Transnational and Transcultural Pacific, the 27th annual conference by New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA) together with Stockholm University and the University of Turku. She will deliver her key note, From Te Wai […]

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Tutor Highlight: Portraits of Artists – An exhibition of work by James Lloyd and friends

Wednesday 31 May 2023

24 May – 16 June 2023

  Tutor Highlight: Portraits of Artists – An exhibition of work by James Lloyd and friends   Browse & Darby presents Portraits of Artists, an exhibition of work by Heatherleys tutor James Lloyd and a number of our tutors. The show includes works by popular Heatherleys guest lecturer Michael Ajerman, and tutors Claudia Carr and […]

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Staff and Student Highlight: Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition

Friday 05 May 2023

4 – 13 May 2023

  Staff and Student Highlight: Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition We’re extremely proud of all the staff, tutors and students who’ve exhibited the Royal Society of Portrait Painters 132nd Annual exhibition Mall Galleries this year.⁠ ⁠ Congratulations to all who made this fantastic event and showcase event happen again this year, including all […]

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Laura Deacon - Drypoint Print
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Heatherleys Exhibition: Summer Printmaking Exhibition

Monday 24 Apr 2023

24 April – 12 May 2023

  Heatherleys presents it’s annual Summer Printmaking Exhibition.   A showcase of work from all our printmaking classes and a special project with students from Chelsea Academy.   Dates Private View Wednesday 17 May 2023 6:00pm – 8:00pm   15 May – 2 June 2023 Open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm Location The Heatherley School […]

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Heatherleys Exhibition: NOVA by Christine Adams

Monday 24 Apr 2023

24 April – 12 May 2023

  Heatherleys presents NOVA an exhibition of work by the late Christine Adams.   Christine Adams, mother of Heatherleys student Catherine Macnaughton, passed away last summer leaving a huge body of work. We’re delighted to host this retrospective celebrating her creative life. Painting by Christine Adams   Dates Private View Wednesday 3 May 2023 6:00pm – 8:00pm […]

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Alumna Exhibition: Memory, Heritage & other works by Eileen Chamberlain

Tuesday 11 Apr 2023

11 - 15 April 2023⁠

  Alumna Exhibition: Memory, Heritage & other works by Eileen Chamberlain Memory, Heritage & other works is solo show by Heatherleys graduate Eileen Chamberlain (Post Diploma in Figurative Painting, 2022).     Dates 11 April – 15 April 2023 11.00am – 8.00pm Location 54 The Gallery 54 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QX Contact 07794 008026 […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Natalia Glinoer wins The Michael Harding Award

Wednesday 29 Mar 2023

  Heatherleys Portrait Diploma Graduate Natalia Glinoer wins The Michael Harding Award at The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries     Heatherleys graduate Natalia Glinoer (Diploma in Portraiture, 2021) has won The Michael Harding Award from the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) for her painting, ‘In the Artist’s Studio’. The […]

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Women at Heatherleys: Kate Heatherley

Wednesday 08 Mar 2023

  We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of posts to coincide with our Women at Heatherleys Exhibition.⁠ In this article we’re appreciating the contributions of Kate Heatherley (1852 – 1949).⁠   Unfortunately we have no photos of Kate Heatherley, the estranged wife of Heatherleys’ namesake, Thomas Heatherley. Regardless, her tenacity and work for […]

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Women at Heatherleys: Mary Ellen Crompton

Wednesday 08 Mar 2023

  We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of posts to coincide with our Women at Heatherleys Exhibition.⁠ In this article we’re appreciating the contributions of Mary Ellen Crompton (1852 – 1949).⁠   When Heatherleys namesake Thomas Heatherley retired as principal his nephew John Crompton (1854–1927) and His wife Mary Ellen became the new […]

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Women at Heatherleys: Gertrude Massey

Tuesday 07 Mar 2023

  We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of posts to coincide with our Women at Heatherleys Exhibition.⁠ In this article we’re appreciating the contributions of Gertrude Massey (1868 – 1957).⁠   Gertrude Massey was born Gertrude Seth in Brixton, London, where her Prussian born father was a merchant dealing in African goods. (Artist […]

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Women at Heatherleys: Helen Wilson

Monday 06 Mar 2023

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of posts to coincide with our Women at Heatherleys Exhibition.⁠⁠ In this article we’re appreciating the contributions of Helen Wilson (1903 – 1972).⁠   ⁠   When the school fell into decline between 1946 and 1969, if it wasn’t for then Director of Studies Helen Wilson the […]

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