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

12 August 2019 to 18 August 2019
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, SOLD
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Man

Jacquie Binns
Pastel, 48 x 38 cm, £400
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Lola

Roger Brackin
Digital drawing, 44 x 54 cm, £250
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Nude (I)

Olga Brown
Pastel, 48 x 32 cm, £450
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Vanessa

Jennifer Bush
Graphite, 34 x 28.5 cm, £75
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Contorted Rest in Pastel

Zuleika Carter
Pastel, 46 x 62.5 cm, £210
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Winter Sun

Joan Coles
Pencil & pastel, 27 x 31.5 cm, £85
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Andrew

Peter Cox
Pastel, 98 x 75 cm, £180
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Miriam

Robert Cunnew HH
Pastel, 65 x 55 cm, £240
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Dani - Pink - 2019

Pauline Cushnie
Oil, 36 x 30 cm, £250
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Gilda

Lesley Dabson
Oil, 39 x 30 cm, £290
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Miriam

Jeremy Deacon
Watercolour, 47 x 66 cm, £360
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Long Haired Lady

Liz Elmhirst
Watercolour, 46 x 34 cm, £350
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Bethany

Rodney Englefield
Pastel, 39 x 31 cm, £120
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Leaning Nude

Feza Erkeller-Yuksel
Monoprint (oil), 52 x 42 cm, £180
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Elisabetta

Jonathan Farningham
Charcoal, 83 x 63 cm, £700
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Lady in Red

Amanda Fry
Oil, 46 x 41 cm, £269
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Portrait

Denise Galvan
Oil, 43 x 32.5 cm, £450
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Sophie

John R Govett
Acrylic, 30 x 36 cm, £300
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Mother & Daughter

Anthony Haines
Pencil, 43 x 35 cm, £400
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Rydal

Peter Hanbury
Pencil, 88 x 64 cm, £250
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Miriam

Tanja Hassel
Acrylic, 40 x 35 cm, £347
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The Wine Lake

Peter Haycroft
Oil, 70 x 100 cm, £1,200
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Carla!

Geoff Holmes
Pencil, 44 x 34 cm, £275
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Concentration

Nick Hope
Charcoal & chalk, 37 x 30 cm, £190

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