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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Mendoza-June-Sir-Roger-Norrington--Conductor-Listening-to-Mahler.jpg

Sir Roger Norrington, Orchestral Conductor

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
118 x 105 cm
Mendoza-June-Stephen-Goss-Guitarist-Composer.jpg

Stephen Goss, Guitarist

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
110 x 89 cm
Mitchell-Julian-An Actor.jpg

An Actor

Julian Mitchell

Oil
120 x 80 cm
Moffat-Patrick-Kim.jpg

Kim

Patrick Moffat

Oil
55 x 55 cm
Morris-Anthony-Drinks-with-Joyce-and-Jim-Stedman-25mb.jpg

Drinks with Joyce and Jim Stedman

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
76 x 92 cm
Morris-Anthony-Jane-Ashley-Carter-25mb.jpg

Jane Ashley-Carter

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
74 x 64 cm
Morris-Anthony-Portrait-Study-25mb.jpg

Portrait Study

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
44 x 38 cm
Mulholland-Mark-A Bond Five Strong.jpg

A Bond Five Strong

Mark Mulholland

Oil
54 x 54 cm
Murray-Genevieve-Fran.jpg

Fran

Genevieve Murray

Oil
84 x 59 cm
Nashunmenghe-Elizabeth 2017(2).jpg

Elizabeth 2017 (2)

Nashunmenghe

Oil on Linen
40 x 40 cm
Nashunmenghe-Elizabeth Sleeping.jpg

Elizabeth Sleeping

Nashunmenghe

Oil
40 x 40 cm
Web-Newens-David-Baroness-Tessa-Jowell-DBE.jpg

Baroness Tessa Jowell DBE

David R Newens

Oil
87 x 72 cm
Newens-David-Ed-Balls.jpg

Ed Balls

David R Newens

Oil
102 x 72 cm
Noresten-Britta-Lina 36.jpg

Lina 36

Britta Noresten

Oil
40 x 36 cm
Panchal-Shanti-The Chef (Raj Kumar).jpg

The Chef (Raj Kumar)

Shanti Panchal

Watercolour
91 x 75 cm
Patrick-Tim-Fiona.jpg

Fiona

Tim Patrick

Charcoal
79 x 59 cm
Pattinson-Harriet-In Profile.jpg

In Profile

Harriet Pattinson

Oil
70 x 55 cm
Pavlenko-Sergei-Sasha.jpg

Sasha

Sergei Pavlenko

Oil
120 x 90 cm
Pollard-Anastasia-Carla.jpg

Carla

Anastasia Pollard RP

Oil
25 x 20 cm
Rickard-Scarlett-Jim.jpg

Jim

Scarlett Rickard

Oil
100 x 70 cm
Roscoe-Mark-Lord-Menzies.jpg

Lord Menzies

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
62 x 52 cm
Roscoe-Mark-Sir-Jonathan-Philips-.jpg

Sir Jonathan Phillips

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
112 x 100 cm
Rosselli-Del-Turco-Illaria-The Songwriter.jpg

The Songwriter

Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco

Oil
51 x 40 cm

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