10am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Tuesday 15 and 22 May

10 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off with National Art Pass, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s

Celebrating the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally. Unlike other portrait exhibitions, it is rigorously selected by professional portrait painters who themselves have been elected by their peers to the Society. You’ll see portraiture in all its guises; from its most public manifestation to its most intimate – all of it distinguished by excellence. It’s where serious portrait painters want to exhibit.

There will be demonstrations by member artists during the exhibition.

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Selected Works

Vaucluse Matin': Portrait of Dominic and Lindsay Proctor

Emma Wesley RP
Acylic, 114 x 97 cm, NFS

Girl with a Ring

Toby Wiggins RP
Oil, 153 x 72 cm, £15,000

Ayr India

Helen Wilson
Oil, 90 x 60 cm, £5,500

John Lessore drawing Michelangelo I

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP
Oil, 250 x 100 cm, NFS

Self Portrait with Goose

John Wonnacott CBE Hon. RP
Oil, 250 x 100 cm, NFS
Worley-Neale-Chiara

Chiara

Neale Worley NEAC RP
Oil, 35.5 x 35.5 cm, £3,200

Ilea

Neale Worley NEAC RP
Oil, 30.5 x 25.5 cm, NFS

Harry Nichols

Robbie Wraith RP
Charcoal, 55 x 47 cm, NFS

'Leon' Man in a Brown Leather Jacket

Martin Yeoman NEAC
70 x 50 cm, NFS

Council Worker

Michael Youds
Oil, 42 x 52 cm, £1,000

Old Man Portrait

Hong Zhang
Oil, 90 x 70 cm, NFS

Related events

Sam Dalby RP Brother in Nature
10 May 2018
Sam Dalby RP will be giving a portrait demonstration in the gallery
Anastasia Pollard Manko
11 May 2018
Anastasia Pollard RP will be giving a portrait demonstration in the gallery
Andrew James Luyiso
16 May 2018
Andrew James RP will be giving a Portrait Demonstration in the gallery.
Anastasia Pollard Barry (detail)
17 May 2018
Watch three painters, Sam Dalby, Andrew James, and Anastasia Pollard paint the same model at the same time
Smon Davis RP, Girl from Tate (detail)
23 May 2018
Simon Davis RP will be giving a Portrait Demonstration in the gallery