4 May 2017 to 19 May 2017

10am to 5pm (Open until 7pm on Tuesday 9 and 16 May)

Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission: £4, Concession £2.50, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s.

50% off to National Art Pass Holders

This fascinating exhibition always attracts some well-known faces both on and off the walls.  

It is a showcase of the best recent portraits by artists at all stages in their careers from eminent masters to emerging new talent. It encompasses a huge range of characters, styles and media, showing the breadth of the contemporary painted portrait.

Commissions are vital to this genre so Consultants are available throughout the show to help anybody who would like to know more about commissioning a portrait. 

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Exhibiting artists

Hun Adamoglu
Marilyn Bailey
Geoffrey Beasley
Frances Borden
Martin Brooks
Emma Bruce
John Burke
Henry Byrne
Steve Caldwell
Chris Clements
Vania Comoretti
John Cooney
Belinda Crozier
Merrie Curtiss-Fuller
Lantian D
Helen Davison
Harriet Doherty
Mark Draisey
David Eyres
Samantha Fellows
Mark Fielding
Lucy Fyffe
Jonathan Gidlow
Lyn Gray
Raul G.
Mark Haddon
Raoof Haghighi
Rachid Hanbali
Victor Harris
Julia Hawkins
Vin Jelly
Hero Johnson
Terry Kent
Kathryn Kynoch
John Lessore
Zi Ling
Kinga Markus
Jane Masojada
Gregory Mason
Claire McAuley
Rosie McClelland
Shawn McGovern
Kenny McKendry
Millie Midgley
Julian Mitchell
Patrick Moffat
Mark Mulholland
Robin L Muller
Genevieve Murray
Britta Noresten
Tim Patrick
Harriet Pattinson
Sergei Pavlenko
Allan Ramsay
Carl Randall
Scarlett Rickard
Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco
Jamie Routley
Charlie Schaffer
Fiona Scott
Caroline Seilern-Aspang
Sue Spaull
Martin Stevenson
Edward Sutcliffe
David Thomas
David Vigor
Jacques Viljoen
Adele Wagstaff
Jian Wang
Terry Ward
Joshua Waterhouse
Colin Watson
Leslie Watts
John Williams ARSBA
Linda Wright
Craig Wylie
Zhang Yafei
Michael Youds

Selected Works

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Brown-Peter-Christmas-2016-at-Combe-Park.jpg

Christmas at Combe Park 2016

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
84 x 71 cm
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Hattie Ill (Skiving) in Bed

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
33 x 38 cm
Brown-Peter-Ned-on-my-Birthday-Morning.jpg

Ned on my Birthday Morning 2016

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Pencil
35 x 42 cm
Brown-Peter-Ned-Practising-Studio.jpg

Ned Practising in the Studio

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
33 x 28 cm
Burke-John-Marianne.jpg

Marianne

John Burke

Oil
30 x 20 cm
Byrne-Henry-Nora.jpg

'Nora' 103 Years

Henry Byrne

Oil
80 x 50 cm
Caldwell-Steve-H.jpg

H

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
40 x 30 cm
Caldwell-David-Self-Portrait.jpg

Self Portrait

David Caldwell

Oil
30 x 24
Web-Caldwell-Steve-Wayne-Hemingway-MBE.jpg

Wayne Hemingway MBE

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
24 x 18 cm
Clements-Chris-Studyof Julian.jpg

Study of Julian

Chris Clements

Charcoal & chalk
45 x 36 cm
Coates-Tom-Mary-in-her-Studio.jpg

Mary in the Studio

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
92 x 66 cm
Cobley-David-Made-to-Measure.jpg

Made to Measure

David Cobley RP NEAC

Oil
89 x 64 cm
Cobley-David-The-Blue-Dress.jpg

The Blue Dress

David Cobley RP NEAC

Oil
142 x 142 cm
Coleman-Tessa-Looking Glass House.jpg

Looking Glass House

Tessa Coleman NEAC

Oil
106 x 68 cm
Comoretti-Vania-Dual.jpg

Dual

Vania Comoretti

Watercolour, ink & pastel
44 x 50 cm
Connolly-Anthony-Memento.jpg

Memento

Anthony Connolly RP

Oil
65 x 40 cm
Cooney-John-Furtive.jpg

Furtive

John Cooney

Watercolour
81 x 93 cm
Crozier-Belinda-Jamie (Aged 8).jpg

Jamie (Aged 8)

Belinda Crozier

Oil
27 x 17 cm
Web-Cryer-Ian-Dame-Margaret-Drabble.jpg

Dame Margaret Drabble

Ian Cryer FROI

Oil
50 x 40 cm
Curtiss-Fuller-Merrie-Simon.jpg

Simon

Merrie Curtiss-Fuller

Pencil
60 x 52 cm
D-Lantian-Lover.jpg

Lover

Lantian D.

Oil
50 x 225
Dai-Saied-George-Hull.jpg

George Hull

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
98 x 70 cm
Dai-Saied-Jonathan-Stedall.jpg

Jonathan Stedall

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
61 x 43 cm
Dalby-Sam-Sue-Vickerman.jpg

Sue Vickerman

Sam Dalby RP

Charcoal
45 x 35 cm

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