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

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

Gridnev-Valeriy-Galya.jpg

Galya

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Oil
100 x 65 cm
Gridnev-Valeriy-The-Girl-with-Lilies.jpg

The Girl with Lilies

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Oil
99 x 69 cm
Haghighi-Raoof-Becky.jpg

Becky

Raoof Haghighi

Acrylic
40 x 30 cm
Haghighi-Raoof-Self-Portrait.jpg

Self Portrait

Raoof Haghighi

Charcoal
29 x 21 cm
Hall-Robin-Lee-Richard.jpg

Richard

Robin-Lee Hall PPRP

Egg tempera
36 x 28 cm
Hanbali-Rachid-The-Noble-African.jpg

The Noble African

Rachid Hanbali

Oil
81 x 100 cm
Harris-Victor-Alistair.jpg

Alistair

Victor Harris

Oil
50 x 40 cm
Hawkins-Julia-Mother and Daughter.jpg

Mother and Daughter

Julia Hawkins

Oil
76 x 102 cm
Hope-Benjamin-Working from Home.jpg

Working from Home

Benjamin Hope

Oil
40 x 30 cm
Hopkins-Emma-Ann Bates OBE.jpg

Ann Bates OBE

Emma Hopkins

Oil
129 x 83 cm
Johnson-Hero-Paulina.jpg

Paulina

Hero Johnson

Oil
120 x 100 cm
Kent-Terry-Yuta.jpg

Yuta

Terry Kent

Oil
40 x 50 cm
Kynoch-Kathryn-Young Actor.jpg

Young Actor

Kathryn Kynoch

Oil
104 x 104 cm
Muller-Robin-L-Murray Sketch.jpg

Murray

Robin L Muller

Conte
56 x 51 cm
Line-Kevin-Fascinator.jpg

Fascinator

Kevin Line RBSA

Charcoal
83 x 64 cm
Ling-Zi-Hope.jpg

Hope

Zi Ling

Watercolour & acrylic
91 x 71 cm
Markus-Kinga-Medicine Man.jpg

Medicine Man

Kinga Markus

Oil
105 x 126 cm
Masojada-Jane-Actors Dressing Room.jpg

Actor's Dressing Room

Jane Masojada

Oil
93 x 70 cm
Mason-Gregory-Eileen Ellis EDI (Royal Designer to Industry).jpg

Eileen Ellis RDI (Royal Designer to Industry)

Gregory Mason

Oil
100 x 80 cm
McClelland-Rosie-Geraldine-with-Yellow-Spectacles.jpg

Geraldine with Yellow Spectacles

Rosie McClelland

Oil
100 x 90 cm
Mcgovern-Shawn-James.jpg

James

Shawn McGovern

Oil
83 x 60 cm
McKendry-Kenny-Summer Garden, Samuel.jpg

Summer Garden, Samuel

Kenny McKendry

Oil
27 x 20 cm
Mendoza-June-Leanne-Benjamin-Prima-Ballerina.jpg

Leanne Benjamin AM, OBE Prima Ballerina

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
121 x 145 cm
Mendoza-June-Leanne-Benjamin-Prima-Ballerina.jpg

Leanne Benjamin AM, OBE Prima Ballerina

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
121 x 145 cm

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