6 May 2021 to 15 May 2021

11am to 4pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 12 May

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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. 

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.

This year there is a mini-theme of Childhood, and The RP Award will be presented for the best portrait on this theme. Other awards include The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture, worth £10,000, and The William Lock Portrait Prize of £20,000.

Prizewinners will be announced online at 5pm on Thursday 6 May.


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Selected Works

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

Braiden-Simon-Thomas-Portrait-of-a-Boy.jpg

Portrait of a Boy

Simon Thomas Braiden

Pencil & white chalk
42 x 30 cm (53 x 40.5 cm framed)
Brason-Paul-Professor-Sir-Robert-Lechler-F-Med-Sci-President-of-the-Academy-of-Medical-Sciences.jpg

Professor Sir Robert Lechler FMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Paul Brason RP

Oil
76 x 61 cm (94 x 79 cm framed)
Brooks-Rupert-Anorak-A-Self-Portrait.jpg

Anorak - A Self Portrait

Rupert Brooks

Oil
55 x 61 cm
£2,000
Brooks-Martin-Amber.jpg

Amber

Martin Brooks RP

Oil
80 x 60 cm (98 x 78 cm framed)
£5,250
Brooks-Martin-Boy-in-a-Hat.jpg

Boy in a Hat

Martin Brooks RP

Oil
40 x 40 cm (58 x 58 cm framed)
£1,950
Brooks-Martin-Mantle.jpg

Mantle

Martin Brooks RP

Oil
81 x 65 cm (99 x 83 cm framed)
£5,500
Brown-Peter-Christmas-Combe-Park-2019.jpg

Christmas Combe Park 2019

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
89 x 76 cm
£14,500
Brown-Peter-Christmas-Jumper-and-DMs-Ella-on-the-Stairs.jpg

Christmas Jumper and DM's, Ella on the Stairs

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
76 x 76 cm
£12,500
Brown-Pete-Ned-Lockdown-1-Eating-a-magnum-and-looking-at-his-phone.jpg

Ned, Lockdown 1, Eating a Magnum and Looking at his Phone

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
41 x 51 cm
£4,850
Bucciarelli-Giulia-Enigma.jpg

Enigma

Giulia Bucciarelli

Drawing with sepia & colour pencils
60 x 60 cm
£1,700
Caldwell-Steve-Mr-Fuller.jpg

Mr Fuller

Steve Caldwell

Acrylic
30 x 21 cm
£2,500
Caldwell-David-Emma.jpg

Emma

David Caldwell RP

Charcoal
45 x 30 cm
£1,200
Caldwell-David-Portrait-of-Alasdair-Roberts.jpg

Portrait of Alasdair Roberts

David Caldwell RP

Oil
76 x 50 cm (90 x 64 cm framed)
£3,000
Caldwell-David-Self-Portrait-April-2020.jpg

Self Portrait April 2020

David Caldwell RP

Oil
28 x 21 cm (44 x 36 cm framed)
£2,000
Callaway-Alex-Charlie.jpg

Charlie

Alex Callaway

Oil
43 x 33 cm
Calleja-Anna-Escape.jpg

Escape

Anna Calleja

Oil
25 x 60 cm
Calver-Will-Self-Portrait-in-Hat.jpg

Self Portrait in Hat

Will Calver

Oil
30.5 x 25.5 cm (34 x 29 cm framed)
£2,000
Cannon-Steve-Man-with-Plant.jpg

Man with Plant

Steve Cannon

Oil
34 x 43 cm (44 x 53 cm framed)
£900
Cervantes-Mario-Winter-Evening.jpg

Winter Evening

Mario Cervantes

Oil
21 x 30 cm (25 x 34 cm framed)
£1,800
Cha-Chanel-Purity.jpg

Purity

Chanel Cha

Oil
130 x 90 cm
£4,000
Chien-Stephen-Deb-in-Repose.jpg

Deb in Repose

Stephen Chien

Oil
40.5 x 30.5 cm (53.5 x 43.5 cm framed)
Coates-Tom-Mirror-Images-in-the-Boat-House-Tasmania.jpg

Mirror Images in the Boat House, Tasmania

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
76 x 101.5 cm (86 x 112 cm framed)
£8,000
Coates-Tom-Young-Model-in-the-Studio.jpg

Young Model in the Studio

Tom Coates Hon PS PPNEAC PPRBA RP

Oil
76 x 101.5 cm (86 x 112 cm framed)
£8,000
Comoretti-Vania-Shadow.jpg

Shadow

Vania Comoretti

Watercolour, Indian ink & pastel
39 x 73 cm (48 x 84 cm framed)
£3,300
Connolly-Anthony-Kanjana.jpg

Kanjana

Anthony Connolly RP

Oil
30 x 30 cm