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.


To encourage this unique genre, we run a commissions service throughout the show to help you commission a work of your own.

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Selected Works

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

Hunter-Megan-Lockdown-Studio-Self-Portrait.jpg

Lockdown Studio Self Portrait

Megan Hunter

Oil on aluminium
46 x 61 cm (51 x 66 cm framed)
£6,000
Johnson-Hero-Small-Self.jpg

Small Self

Hero Johnson

Oil
24 x 18 cm
Kasyan-Alex-Portrait-of-Myles-Johnston.jpg

Portrait of Myles Johnston

Alex Kasyan

Pastel
35.5 x 28 cm
Kateryniuk-Andrii-Self-Portrait-with-a-Window.jpg

Self Portrait with a Window

Andrii Kateryniuk

Oil
33 x 19.5 cm (47.5 x 34 cm framed)
£2,500
Kinsler-Jeannie-Byrne.jpg

Byrne

Jeannie Kinsler

Oil
50.5 x 61 cm (53.5 x 64 cm framed)
£1,800
Kostov-Preslav-Dawns-Troubles.jpg

Dawn's Troubles

Preslav Kostov

Oil
30 x 21 cm (32 x 23 cm framed)
£900
Kubik-Tomas-David-in-Renaissance-Style.jpg

David in Renaissance Style

Tomas Kubik

Oil
50 x 40 cm (65 x 53 cm framed)
£9,500
Kubik-Thomas-Valeria.jpg

Valeria

Tomas Kubik

Oil
50 x 40 cm (65 x 53 cm framed)
£9,500
Kuck-Sandra-Portrait-Through-a-Prism.jpg

Portrait Through a Prism

Sandra Kuck

Oil
61 x 91 cm
Kynoch-Kathryn-Michael-Tribe-PhD-MA.jpg

Michael Tribe PhD MA

Kathryn Kynoch

Oil
112 x 91 cm (138 x 117 cm framed)
£12,000
Kynoch-Kathryn-Self-in-Turquoise-Blouse.jpg

Self in Turquoise Blouse

Kathryn Kynoch

Oil
76 x 81 cm (102 x 107 cm framed)
£10,000
Larin-Anna-Messiah-Eyes.jpg

Messiah Eyes

Anna Larin

Oil
50 x 20 cm
£870
Lawton-David-The-Egyptian-Girl.jpg

The Egyptian Girl

David Lawton

Oil
9 x 7.5 cm (31.5 x 29.5 cm framed)
£2,500
Lawton-David-The-Sculptor.jpg

The Sculptor

David Lawton

Oil
11 x 8 cm (32.7 x 30 cm framed)
£2,500
Lestini-Lysandra-Portrait-of-Isabelle.jpg

Portrait of Isabelle

Lysandra Lestini

Oil
119 x 91.5 cm
Lethin-Valdemar-Before-and-After.jpg

Before and After

Valdemar Lethin

Oil
37 x 30 cm
£2,000
Lewis-Gabriel-The-Harvester.jpg

The Harvester

Gabriel Lewis

Oil
75 x 45 cm
£2,400
Ling-Yun-Adila.jpg

Adila

Yun Ling

Oil
60 x 50 cm
Liu-Cuiping-Guitar-and-Young-Girl.jpg

Guitar and Young Girl

Cuiping Liu

Oil
95 x 120 cm
Liu-Xiaowei-Meditative-Model.jpg

Meditative Model

Xiaowei Liu

Oil
50 x 70 cm
£20,000
Loffill-Tom-Ben-Liz-&-Rola.jpg

Ben, Liz & Rola

Tom Loffill

Acrylic
61 x 46 cm
Martineau-Luke-Teatime.jpg

Teatime

Luke Martineau

Oil
61 x 76 cm (79 x 94 cm framed)
£6,500
Masacz-Helen-Midlife.jpg

Midlife

Helen Masacz

Oil
51 x 39 cm (64 x 52.5 cm framed)
£1,200
Mills-Stephanie-Outcome.jpg

Outcome

Stephanie Mills

Graphite
31 x 26 cm (49 x 44 cm framed)
£1,400
Morris-Luis-Antigone.jpg

Antigone

Luis Morris ROI

Oil
60 x 50 cm
£5,000