This exhibition celebrates 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. You’ll see portraiture in all its guises; from its most public manifestation to its most intimate– all of it distinguished by excellence.On the walls this year you will be able to see portraits of many well-known characters, including HM The Queen, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Eavis (founder of Glastonbury Festival), Sir Alan Parker (director of famous films Evita and Bugsy Malone among others), as well as Raymond Briggs (author and illustrator), Nick Park (director and animator) and Ed Watson (principal dancer).

Alongside this exhibition there will also be a special display of photographic portraits of our portrait artists in their studios taken by photographer Aliona Adrianova. This ties in with Mall Galleries’ In the Studio project.

With so much to see you might like to know that you can enjoy many of the portraits from the comfort of our cafe with something restoring to eat and drink!

Looking a portraits at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Annual Exhibition

DETAILS

Private View:
(By invitation only)

Open to the Public

10 May 2018
10am to 5pm
Late nights on Tuesday (7pm)

Admission

£4, £3 concessions, 50% off with National Art Pass,

Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s

Closes:
25 May 2018

LOCATION

Mall Galleries

The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London