This annual exhibition at Mall Galleries London, 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. 2018 saw 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 was 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.
2019 Exhibition dates:
Thursday 9 May, 10am to 5pm
late night opening, until 7pm, on Tuesdays (14 & 21 May)
Exhibition closes: Friday 24 May, 5pm
(By invitation only)
25 May 2018
The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London