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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William

Lynne Humberstone

Oil
54 x 44 cm
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Seated Nude

Andrew Jackson

Digital print
38 x 31 cm
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A Landscape Gardener

Ann Kozlowski-Hunt

Oil bar
34 x 43.5 cm
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Tiziana

Irene Lafferty

Oil
30 x 45 cm
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Untitled (Looking Down)

Rachel Lindsey-Clark

Graphite & carbon
74.5 x 54.5 cm
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"Magic Landscape" (There are over 40 creatures hidden in this landscape, some of them nude)

Natalia Littlewood

Print of Pitt pastel & graphite on heavy paper
72 x 92 cm
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Barrie on Yellow Background

Natalia Littlewood

Pitt pastel
63 x 43 cm
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Senegalese

Marie Lynskey

Pastel
85 x 65 cm
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Sylvie

Andrew Maginley

Oil
63 x 74 cm
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A Sunny Day

Elzbieta Magnuska

Pastel
53 x 43 cm
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Relaxing on a Mattress

Shirley Maher

Watercolour
47 x 56 cm
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Felicity

David Manasian

Red & white chalk
40 x 30 cm
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Contemporary Life

Raymond R Markwyck

Oil
91 x 122 cm
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Dip Pen & Sepia Ink Sketch

Christian Mizon

Ink
32 x 23 cm
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Young Woman and Man

Louise Korin Nathan

Water / graphite
64 x 48 cm
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Andrea at The Mall

Rosa Osborne

Watercolour
52 x 43 cm
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Red Robe

Erika Pal

Oil-based pencil
54 x 42 cm
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Man of his Time

Gillian Pennant

Watercolour
54 x 42 cm
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Life Study of Mariana

Richard Philp

Graphite
83 x 63 cm
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Valentina

Alan Power

Pastel pencil
59 x 42 cm
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Simply Monochrome

Linda Rass

Pencil
45 x 35 cm
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Adrian

Anthony Roe

Acrylic & pastel
78 x 98 cm
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Crimson & Gold III

Shani Rousso

Oil
43 x 43 cm
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Life at PSC 2

Kalpna Saksena

Oil
63 x 53 cm
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Barrie

Dmitri Shaklanoff

Pastel
30 x 40 cm

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