16 September 2020 to 26 September 2020

11am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Thursdays - 17 & 24 September

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In all three gallery spaces

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£5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s. Concessions available. 

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There is always so much to enjoy in this exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings. It is a celebration of 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.  It is one of the world’s most extensive contemporary portrait exhibitions forming a showcase of some 200 works.

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Selected Works

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

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Murmuration

Martin Brooks

Oil
60 x 80 (78 x 97 cm framed)
£3,250
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Portrait of a Young Man

Martin Brooks

Oil
80 x 60 (97 x 78 cm framed)
£3,250
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Where I End and You Begin

Rupert Brooks

Oil
46 x 46 (53 x 53 cm framed)
£1,800
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Hattie in the Yellow Room

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
41 x 30.5 (51 x 41 cm framed)
£3,850
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Hattie under the Reed Roofing

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
31 x 12.5 (36 x 17.5 cm framed)
£1,450
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Self Portrait

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
19 x 7.5 (24 x 12.5 cm framed)
£1,450
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Diana Dunn

John Burke

Oil
50 x 20 (59 x 29 cm framed)
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Expressions One

Darren Butcher

Oil
59 x 59 (63 x 63 cm framed)
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Expressions Two

Darren Butcher

Oil
59 x 59 (63 x 63 cm framed)
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Paterson Joseph

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
24 x 18 (36 x 30 framed)
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Kicking

David Caldwell RP

Oil
76 x 51 (96 x 71 cm framed)
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Manuela

David Caldwell RP

Oil
50 x 40 (68 x 58 cm framed)
£1,800
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Self Portrait

David Caldwell RP

Oil
18 x 14 (30 x 26 cm framed)
£1,600
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Vanessa

David Caldwell RP

Oil
35 x 45 (50 x 60 cm framed)
£1,500
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Aisha

George Clark

Oil
65 x 55 (70 x 60 cm framed)
£2,000
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Worlds End Lane

Tomas Clayton

Oil
78 x 68 (90 x 80 cm framed)
£7,500
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Mark John, Director of McKanna Meat Limited

Eric Coates

Oil
84 x 58.5 (84 x 58.5 cm framed)
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The Curator

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
76 x 102 (97 x 122 cm framed)
£5,000
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The Girl with the Gentle Smile

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
61 x 51 (81 x 97 cm framed)
£5,000
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Annunziata 2020 (Work in progress)

Anthony Connolly RP

Oil
60 x 50 cm framed
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Mother

Ian Cox

Oil
53.5 x 43 cm
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Ruth, 24 Weeks

Belinda Crozier

Oil
65 x 40 (68 x 43 cm framed)
£3,500
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Ruth, 37 Weeks

Belinda Crozier

Oil
77 x 69 (81 x 73 cm framed)
£5,000
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Self Portrait

Patrick Cullen NEAC

Oil
63.5 x 61 (69 x 66 cm framed)
£1,750
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In Memory of Dr Jack Sorapure

Saied Dai RP NEAC

Oil
60 x 45 (82 x 66 cm framed)

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Andrew James RP NEAC demonstrating his portrait painting technique from his studio via webcam
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