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People & Places: Work by Ian Rowlands and Michael Checketts

Friday 23 Sep 2022

People & Places is an exhibition of work by Heatherley’s tutor Ian Rowlands and fellow artist Michael Checketts. The show runs in the Main Foyer Gallery of Bedford School until Wednesday October 18th 2022. Ian teaches on the following courses commencing this Autumn: Portrait Drawing and Painting Contemporary Painting (Advanced) Intermediate Oil Painting Bedford School […]

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Antony Williams: In stillness – Life

Thursday 22 Sep 2022

Heatherleys tutor Antony Williams is currently exhibiting at Messums London. ‘In Stillness – Life’ 14 September – 14 October The show features two distinct series – portraits of his models over time and the portraits of his landlady Margaret Robinson. The series of paintings of Margaret Robinson, produced over a period of sixteen years, have […]

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Painting of Tenisia by Saskia Berkin
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Heatherleys Graduates’ Exhibition 2022

Tuesday 28 Jun 2022

Join us in celebrating the creativity and success of our students and graduates at our annual Diploma Graduates’ Exhibition. The Diploma in Portraiture and The Diploma and Post Diploma in Figurative Sculpture Free admission | No booking required Wednesday 20 July – Sunday 24 July 10.00am – 4.00pm Last entry on Sunday 24 July is […]

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Carving Exhibition

Monday 20 Jun 2022

Private View Wednesday 22nd June 2022 5.00pm – 7.00pm Exhibition runs 20th June – July 8th. Visit an exhibition of Sculpture carved in wood and stone by students of the Heatherley School of Fine Art. Sculpture tutor Veronica Ricks presents an exciting selection of the work of her students who meet together every Friday to […]

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Susan Engledow
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Memories of Susan Engledow

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

I am writing with sadness to tell you that Susan Engledow, a much-loved member of our teaching staff and former Director of the Portrait Diploma at Heatherleys, passed away peacefully at her home on May 28 after a long illness. She leaves her family, precious daughters Alice and Clare and four young grandchildren. Susan began […]

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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 and Lady Parker
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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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