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

Morris-Anthony-Grandmother-and-Grandchild.jpg

Grandmother & Grandchild

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
71 x 56 cm (86 x 71 cm framed)
Morris-Anthony-Portrait-of-Margaret.jpg

Portrait of Margaret

Anthony Morris RP NEAC

Oil
51 x 76 cm (76 x 89 cm framed)
Newington-Kate-Amanda.jpg

Amanda

Kate Newington

Mixed media
30 x 30 cm (31 x 31 cm framed)
£400
Ning-Li-Stranger.jpg

Stranger

Li Ning

Oil
100 x 80 cm (110 x 90 cm framed)
£20,000
Orlowski-Stefan-John-Material-Monk.jpg

Material Monk

Stefan John Orlowski

Egg tempera
60 x 60 cm
£3,000
Orlowski-Stefan-John-The-Blue-Room.jpg

The Blue Room

Stefan John Orlowski

Oil
65 x 65 cm
£2,500
Overheul-Sylvie-The-Paper-Garden.jpg

The Paper Garden

Sylvie Overheul

Acrylic
40 x 30 cm (43.5 x 33.5 cm framed)
£3,750
Pasterfield-Nicola-Paddy.jpg

Paddy

Nicola Pasterfield

Acrylic
40 x 30 cm
£1,960
Pearce-John-N-Artist-in-the-Garden.jpg

Artist in the Garden

John N. Pearce

Oil
89 x 63 cm (93.5 x 67.5 cm framed)
Poderys-Mantas-Self-Portrait-at-the-Age-of-28.jpg

Self Portrait at the Age of 28 (By kind permission of Arts Council of Northern Ireland)

Mantas Poderys

Pastel
31 x 68 cm (37 x 74 cm framed)
Pollard-Anastasia-Ellie-Asleep.jpg

Ellie Asleep

Anastasia Pollard RP

Oil
30 x 40.5 cm (33 x 43 cm framed)
Prudnikova-Elena-Karina-Solovki..jpg

Karina. Solovki.

Elena Prudnikova

Oil
70 x 60 cm (80.5 x 70.5 cm framed)
£7,500
Rajagopal-Bharat-Portrait-of-Chantal.jpg

Portrait of Chantal

Bharat Rajagopal

Graphite
28.5 x 37.5 cm (53.5 x 44.5 cm framed)
£1,500
Renee-Cemmick-Marina-Kirstin.jpg

Kirstin

Marina Renee-Cemmick

Oil
23 x 30.5 cm
£600
Reynolds-Shannon-Boy-with-Ukulele.jpg

Boy with Ukulele

Shannon Reynolds

Oil
41 x 51 cm (46.5 x 56.5 cm framed)
£1,400
Robertson-Saul-Us-Into-Others-Others-Into-Us.jpg

Us Into Others, Others Into Us

Saul Robertson

Oil
147 x 71 cm (159 x 74 cm framed)
Rogers-Emily-Owen.jpg

Owen

Emily Rogers

Oil
50 x 60 cm
£2,800
Roscoe-Mark-Portrait-of-my-Children-(final-image).jpg

Portrait of my Children

Mark Roscoe RP

Oil
75 x 100 cm (80 x 105 cm framed)
Ross-Lauren-Self-Portrait-in-Thought.jpg

Self Portrait in Thought

Lauren Ross

Oil
30 x 30 cm
Rosselli-Del-Turco-Ilaria-Self-Portrait-in-the-Conservatory.jpg

Self Portrait in the Conservatory

Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco

Oil
63 x 50 cm (66 x 53 cm framed)
£1,200
Routley-Jamie-Ivy-age-4.jpg

Ivy age 4

Jamie Routley

Oil, pastel & crayon
112 x 61 cm
Routley-Jamie-Portrait-of-George-Elvidge.jpg

Portrait of George Elvidge

Jamie Routley

Oil
100 cm diameter
Rowlands-Ian-Lena.jpg

Lena

Ian Rowlands

Oil
46 x 61 cm
£2,000
Rudnichenko-Konstantin-Clayton.jpg

Clayton

Konstantin Rudnichenko

Oil
61 x 91.5 cm (63 x 93.5 cm framed)
£3,000
Ryder-Susan-Martin-in-Lockdown.jpg

Martin in Lockdown

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
56 x 71 cm (68 x 83 cm framed)