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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Nude

Dmitri Shaklanoff

Pastel
43 x 32.5 cm
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Valentina

David Shillito

Pencil
56 x 41.5 cm
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Ben

Peter Silverman

iPad drawing
45 x 37 cm
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Elizabeth

Pamela Sinclair

Pastel
55 x 43.5 cm
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Barrie at Kingsgate

Desmond Sloane

Oil
32 x 26 cm
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Beth

Desmond Sloane

Watercolour
45 x 32 cm
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2-day Charcoal Life Study of Carla

Sue Smith

Charcoal
87 x 65 cm
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Adrian Pondering the Riemann Hypothesis

Philip Stones

Acrylic ink
64 x 48.5 cm
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Barrie

Tony Swann

Charcoal
58 x 48 cm
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Fola

Tony Swann

Oil
63 x 53 cm
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Fall

Terry Symmons

Soluble graphite
32 x 45 cm
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Seated Model

Frances Tipton

Pastel
49 x 39 cm
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Bianca E Nera

Alexandra Veres

Oil
57 x 45.5 cm
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Dani

Pete Wane

Pastel
73 x 87 cm
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Standing Nude

Peter Wareham

Pen ink wash
25 x 50 cm
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Monday

Ann Whitehead

Collage
43 x 53 cm
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Portrait of an Artist

Nigel Whitehead

Digital print
43 x 33 cm
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Tatiana

Simon Whittle (President)

Ink
40 x 30 cm
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Queen B

Vivien Torr Wichel

Pastel & charcoal
68 x 58 cm

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