10am to 5pm

Main Gallery, North Galleries, The Threadneedle Space

Admission £3, £2.50 concessions (50% off to National Art Pass holders. Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s)

Catalogue £5

This high profile showcase featuring over 200 of the most outstanding and innovative portraits by artists working in Great Britain and around the world today, includes new work by member artists, as well as paintings selected from open submission.

The exhibition presents subjects ranging from informal sketches of friends and family to large-scale commissions and well-known faces.

The winners of a number of portrait prizes will also be on show, including the prestigious £10,000 Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture for the most distinguished portrait in the exhibition, the £3,000 de Laszlo Foundation Award for an artist 35 and under and The Prince of Wales's Award for Portrait Drawing, worth £2,000.

 


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Exhibiting artists

A R Allen
Benjamin Andreas
Aldo Balding
Liz Balkwill
Jack Banister
Geoffrey Beasley
Angela Bell
Sarah Bell
Tim Benson
Simone Bingemer
Fakhri Bismanto Bohang
The Late William Bowyer RA Hon. RP Hon. NEAC RWS (1927 - 2015)
Martin Brooks
Vincent Brown
John Burke
Henry Byrne
Coyan Cardenas
Sopio Chkhikvadze
Sarah Cosby
Belinda Crozier
Merrie Curtiss-Fuller
Lantian D.
Helen Davison
Andrew Dixon
David Eyres
Lucas Garcia
Angela Gordon-Webb
Henrietta Graham
Lucas Garcia
Angela Gordon-Webb
Henrietta Graham
Carl Grauer
Lyn Gray
Paul Harber
Victor Harris
Tom Harrison
Julia Hawkins
Neil Helyard
Richard James
Hero Johnson
Katie Jones
Stephanie Kullberg
Kathryn Kynoch
Jason Line
David Maiden
Kate Marsden
Francis Martin
Ekaterina Matsievskaya
Ewan McClure
Kenny McKendry
Jan Mikulka
Julian Mitchell
Sarah Jane Moon
Keith Morton
Robin L Muller
Hannah Murray
Ruth Murray
Nashunmenghe
Liam O'Connor
Emma Pathare
Sergei Pavlenko
Isobel Peachey
Helen Perkins
Robin Perko
Allan Ramsay
Matt Alexander Ray
Alex Rooney
Tim Rose
Charlie Schaffer
Barbara Seale
Caroline Seilern-Aspang
Michael Travis Seymour
Lee Simmonds
Victoria Smith
Jonathan Sundaram
Chinghuang Tai
Michael Taylor
David Thomas
Radoslav Topalov
Alex Tzarvaras
John Gregor Walker
Simon Watkins
Isabella Watling
Colin Watson
Flora Watson
Marika Wenman
Graeme Wilcox
Paula Wilson
Anna Wimbledon
Rodger Worth
Paul Wuensche
Michael Zavialov

Selected Works

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

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Eighteen, Winter Light

Paul Brason RP

Oil
170 x 125 cm
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Boy

Martin Brooks

Oil
30 x 30 cm
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27 Minutes of Family

Vincent Brown

Oil
80 x 120 cm
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Christmas at Combe Park

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
127 x 97 cm
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Hattie in the Studio

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
89 x 48 cm
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Hattie Sleeping

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Pencil
51 x 46 cm
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Ned Reading The Beano

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
69 x 81 cm
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Sally Powell

John Burke

Oil
30 x 20 cm
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Alba

Anne-Marie Butlin

Oil
20 x 20 cm
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Indira Varma (Actor)

Anne-Marie Butlin

Oil
40 x 40 cm
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James Norton

Henry Byrne

Oil
50 x 50 cm
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Self Portrait

David Caldwell

Oil
24 x 18 cm
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Billy

Sopio Chkhikvadze

Oil
100 x 75 cm
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The Yellow Canvas

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
102 x 123 cm
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The Young Jockey

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
61 x 89 cm
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The Young Painter

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
96.5 x 123 cm
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Professor Philip Jones

David Cobley RP NEAC

Oil
132 x 158 cm
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Sir John Tooke

David Cobley RP NEAC

Oil
100 x 76 cm
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Stephen Hawking CH

David Cobley RP NEAC

Charcoal
63.5 x 61 cm
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Cecily

Anthony Connolly RP

Oil
40 x 25 cm
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Abiel

Coyan Cordenas

Oil
40 x 30 cm
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Portrait of a Gentleman

Sarah Cosby

Charcoal
80 x 60 cm

Related events

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Special event
6 May 2016
Andrew James, member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, will be holding a question and answer session quickly followed by a book signing of his recent book, Painting Self-Portraits.
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Lecture
8 May 2016
This talk, set against the backdrop of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, will explore notions of society in commissioned contemporary art and portraiture.
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Artist demonstration
9 May 2016
Tom Coates RP PPPS Hon RBA PPNEAC RWS
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Artist Workshop
10 May 2016
Workshop with Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC
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Artist demonstration
12 May 2016
Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP
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Artist Workshop
13 May 2016
A half hour session with Royal Society of Portrait Painters member Andrew James.
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Artist demonstration
14 May 2016
Portrait painting demonstration in the gallery
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Lecture
18 May 2016
The President of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Robin-Lee Hall will be hosting a talk between three influential painters; Anthony Eyton RA Hon PS Hon ROI, Phil Hale, Daphne Todd OBE PPRP NEAC
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Exhibition Tour
19 May 2016
Join President Robin-Lee Hall and Secretary, Melissa Scott-Miller for an informal tour of the annual exhibition.