12 August 2019 to 18 August 2019

10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Threadneedle Space

Admission Free

Presenting this year’s Annual Exhibition by The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society, London’s largest life drawing class.

The Society was founded in 1930 to offer artists the chance to draw direct from the figure, without tuition, in a friendly, collegiate atmosphere, and has been running ever since. At their weekly classes, 100 or so members come together to sketch from four models: three nude (in 15 minute, 30 minute, and 2 hour poses), and one clothed.

During these sessions, members study proportion, perspective and form as they put down on paper the human figure, perhaps the most difficult of subjects: more than just shapes and shadows, but muscles and bones; poses with dynamics, each singular in gesture and personality.

The more we draw, the harder we look, the better we learn to express ourselves and the bodies before us  - Simon Whittle, President of the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society.

This year the Society welcomed three young artists under a new bursary scheme, Bartholomew Beal, Lucy Savage and Jonathan Farningham, whose works will be among the one hundred or so on display.

Through a year's worth of sketches, paintings and drawings by the members, the exhibition gives an excellent overview of the excitement and struggle involved in life drawing and interpreting the contemporary nude today.


Follow the Hesketh Hubbard Bursary Recipients on Instagram


There are also a number of Life Drawing and Painting workshops taking place during Mall Galleries' Workshop Week 26 to 31 August.

Discover the Life Drawing and Painting Workshops

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

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Drawing 38

Bartholomew Beal

Conté
31 x 34 cm
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Man

Jacquie Binns

Pastel
48 x 38 cm
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Lola

Roger Brackin

Digital drawing
44 x 54 cm
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Nude (I)

Olga Brown

Pastel
48 x 32 cm
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Vanessa

Jennifer Bush

Graphite
34 x 28.5 cm
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Contorted Rest in Pastel

Zuleika Carter

Pastel
46 x 62.5 cm
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Winter Sun

Joan Coles

Pencil & pastel
27 x 31.5 cm
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Andrew

Peter Cox

Pastel
98 x 75 cm
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Miriam

Robert Cunnew HH

Pastel
65 x 55 cm
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Dani - Pink - 2019

Pauline Cushnie

Oil
36 x 30 cm
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Gilda

Oil
39 x 30 cm
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Miriam

Jeremy Deacon

Watercolour
47 x 66 cm
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Long Haired Lady

Liz Elmhirst

Watercolour
46 x 34 cm
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Bethany

Rodney Englefield

Pastel
39 x 31 cm
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Leaning Nude

Feza Erkeller-Yuksel

Monoprint (oil)
52 x 42 cm
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Elisabetta

Charcoal
83 x 63 cm
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Lady in Red

Amanda Fry

Oil
46 x 41 cm
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Portrait

Denise Galvan

Oil
43 x 32.5 cm
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Sophie

John R Govett

Acrylic
30 x 36 cm
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Mother & Daughter

Anthony Haines

Pencil
43 x 35 cm
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Rydal

Peter Hanbury

Pencil
88 x 64 cm
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Miriam

Tanja Hassel

Acrylic
40 x 35 cm
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The Wine Lake

Peter Haycroft

Oil
70 x 100 cm
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Carla!

Geoff Holmes

Pencil
44 x 34 cm
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Concentration

Nick Hope

Charcoal & chalk
37 x 30 cm

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