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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Reverie

Belinda Crozier

Oil
61 x 40 cm
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Ian at The Trout Inn

Ian Cryer FROI

Oil
85 x 40 cm
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Blake Darwin

Merrie Curtiss-Fuller

Pencil
47 x 59 cm
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The Second Sex

Lantian D.

Oil
41 x 138 cm
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Jasper Rose

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
83 x 67 cm
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Cally

Sam Dalby RP

Oil
50 x 60 cm
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Pam

Sam Dalby RP

Oil
50 x 60 cm
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Monooka

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
61 x 50 cm
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Sophia

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
61 x 50 cm
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Supercollider

Simon Davis VPRP

Oil
53 x 36 cm
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Escape from the Hungry World of Ghosts

Helen Davison

Oil
43 x 38 cm
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Derek Allen

Miriam Escofet RP

Oil
82 x 68 cm
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Derek Allen, Pastel Study

Miriam Escofet RP

Pastel and gouache
93 x 73 cm
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Portrait of Hero

Anthony Eyton PS RA ROI

Oil
60 x 48 cm
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Loudie Constantine and Friends

Andrew Festing PPRP

Oil
81 x 91.5 cm
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Portrait of Lissa Shortt

Andrew Festing PPRP

Oil
66 x 61 cm
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Self Portrait

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
46 x 36 cm
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The Kellys

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
71 x 92 cm
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Trinity House

Richard Foster PRP

Oil
76 x 102 cm
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Bea

Joseph Galvin

Oil
36 x 29 cm
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Dave

Lucas Garcia

Charcoal and chalk
51 x 37 cm
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Me Drawing You Drawing Me

Angela Gordon-Webb

Oil
50 x 40 cm
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John Williams, Head Chef at The Ritz

Henrietta Graham

Oil
62 x 51 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.