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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Beginning

Svetlana Kornilova

Oil
60 x 45 (68 x 53 cm framed)
£3,500
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Hannah

Kathryn Kynoch

Oil
90 x 98 (108 x 82 cm framed)
£9,500
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Matthew

Suzon Legarde

Oil
30 x 25 (36 x 31 cm framed)
£300
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The Most Important Thing in the World

Stephen Leho

Oil
54 x 48 (58 x 52 framed)
£6,500
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Lioness

Shana Levenson

Oil
81 x 64 cm (86 x 69 cm framed)
£5,500
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A Woman in a Phoenix Robe

Jingfeng Li

Pencil & Charcoal
54 x 81 (64 x 91 cm framed)
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Woman in a Städtische Galerie

Shuang Liu

Oil
30 x 40 (60 x 50 cm framed)
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Amy by the Lake

Kathryn Lowe

Oil
60 x 40 (71 x 51 cm framed)
£980
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Blue Sky of Twilight

Kenny McKendry

Oil
38 x 28 (46 x 36 cm framed)
£2,225
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In a Ditchling Garden, Portrait of John Vernon Lord

Kenny McKendry

Oil
61 x 48 (74 x 60 cm framed)
£4,000
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Self Portrait

Eugeny Medvedev

Acrylic
25 x 17 (38 x 30 cm framed)
£2,200
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Self Portrait

Elizabeth Meek

Oil
27 x 46 (32 x 50 cm framed)
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Guy Johnston

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
102 x 127 cm
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The Marryat Players

June Mendoza AO OBE RP ROI

Oil
76 x 153 cm
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Owen

Stephanie Mills

Pencil & Charcoal
40 x 25 cm
£1,200
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Nicole & Kai

Sarah Jane Moon

Oil
112 x 91 (115 x 94 cm framed)
£6,000
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Denise Riley Plays Bach

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
76 x 51 (83 x 65 cm framed)
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Singer / Actress Jennifer Bingham

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
61 x 51 (76 x 66 cm framed)
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The Jigsaw Puzzle

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
65 x 82 (81 x 95 cm framed)
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The Model

Robin L Muller

Pastel
40 x 38 (60 x 55 cm framed)
£900
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The Painter's Child / The Sitting

Robin L Muller

Acrylic
48 x 40 (66 x 58 cm framed)
£3,000
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Tilted Head

Daniel Munday

Oil
35 x 35 (37 x 37 cm framed)
£1,600
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Elizabeth 2020

Nashunmenghe

Oil
55 x 55 cm
£2,500
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Mr Leo Davis

Anthony Oakshett

Oil
52 x 41 (63 x 42 cm framed)
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Mr Peter and the Rev Martine Oborne

Anthony Oakshett

Oil
120 x 80 (120 x 160 cm framed)

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