Annual Portrait Exhibition

Mall Galleries


10th-25th May, 2018

The main annual portrait exhibition is formed of about 220 works and is in two parts: a cohort of work by our distinguished members and  works by non-member artists who have successfully competed to be included in the show. The exhibition aims to include the best of a wide variety of styles in painted and drawn media.

Prizes awarded by the Society include the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture, the Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing, and the de Laszlo Foundation Prize.  For more information on prizes, head here.

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.


Click here to see details of all of our Events during the show.

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


Private View:
(By invitation only)

Open to the Public

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

25 May 2018


The Mall Galleries

The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London