6 May 2021 to 15 May 2021

11am to 4pm

Open until 7pm on Wednesday 12 May

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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.

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Selected Works

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Us Into Others, Others Into Us

Saul Robertson

Oil
147 x 71 cm (159 x 74 cm framed)
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Owen

Emily Rogers

Oil
50 x 60 cm
£2,800
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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
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Self Portrait in the Conservatory

Ilaria Rosselli Del Turco

Oil
63 x 50 cm (66 x 53 cm framed)
£1,200
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Ivy age 4

Jamie Routley

Oil, pastel & crayon
112 x 61 cm
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Portrait of George Elvidge

Jamie Routley

Oil
100 cm diameter
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Lena

Ian Rowlands

Oil
46 x 61 cm
£2,000
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Clayton

Konstantin Rudnichenko

Oil
61 x 91.5 cm (63 x 93.5 cm framed)
£3,000
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Martin in Lockdown

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
56 x 71 cm (68 x 83 cm framed)
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Mary Breen, Headmistress of St Mary's Ascot 1999-2019

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
91 x 76 cm (112 x 96 cm framed)
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Sue with Silver

Susan Ryder RP NEAC

Oil
40 x 30 cm (56 x 44 cm framed)
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Imara

Charlie Schaffer

Oil
60 x 60 cm (78 x 78 cm framed)
£18,000
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Lily

Fiona Scott

Oil
84 x 70 cm (76 x 61 cm framed)
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Miriam Palimpsest

Minnie Scott

Oil & acrylic
61 x 61 cm (70 x 70 cm framed)
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Cordelia

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
90 x 90 cm
£5,000
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Lockdown Family

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
100 x 80 cm
£5,000
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Rich, NHS Hero outside the Nightingale Hospital

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
60 x 60 cm
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Self Portrait Painting Son during Lockdown

Melissa Scott-Miller RP NEAC RBA

Oil
90 x 120 cm
£6,000
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Harlequin

Abby Hope Skinner

Oil
40.5 x 30.5 cm (51.5 x 41.5 cm framed)
£3,500
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Double Portrait of Clara

Michael Slusakowicz

Oil
56 x 45.5 cm
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Ellen & Teni

Jeff Stultiens RP

Oil
150 x 100 cm (156 x 106 cm framed)
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Siegbert Prawer

Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC

Oil
82 x 56 cm (88 x 62 cm framed)
Svetlakov-Sergey-The-Youth-from-Moldavia.jpg

The Youth from Moldavia

Sergey Svetlakov

Oil
50 x 40 cm
Tan-Jianwu-Youth.jpg

Youth

Jianwu Tan

Oil
61 x 51 cm
£15,000

Related events

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Special event
7 May 2021
Join member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Tim Benson, for a live studio tour via Zoom.
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Artist demonstration
14 May 2021
Frances Bell RP will demonstrate a portrait ‘lay in' from a model, live on Facebook.