Friday, January 26, 2018

The Heatherley School of Art Staff Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery

The Fifth Staff Show by The Heatherley School of Art. is currently on display at the Bankside Gallery.

I went to the Private View last night (I'm a Visiting Lecturer at the School).  The artworks on display cover a wide range of subject matter, media and styles.

Artwork by Hero Johnson on the left and Melissa Scott-Miller on the right
The Principal Veronica Ricks is bottom left.
My general recommendation to people seeking any sort of art tuition is "look at the art produced by the tutor". If you don't like the art it's entirely possible you won't have any empathy with the tutor. Plus it also enables you to check out skills levels!

Heatherley's maintains a diary on its website of where you can see its tutors exhibiting throughout the year.

Very impressive it is too - with staff exhibiting in a wide variety of open exhibitions and prestigious art competitions as well as other solo and group shows.

However once a year they all exhibit together for a few days at the Bankside Gallery. This year the exhibition continues until Sunday 28th January.

Last night's preview was packed - but I got there early on and managed to get some shots of some of artwork I liked as I moved around the show (but not all I hasten to add!)

Woodcut prints by Hilary Daltry

Hilary Daltry RE is a London based printmaker who is Head of Printmaking at Heatherley's, a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and specialises in woodcut prints. She studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art and printmaking at Chelsea School of Art and was awarded the Prix de Rome scholarship. Her prints are often included in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and she is a council member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. She hand prints on Japanese paper. Jacksons Art have done two interviews with her
Paintings by David Stubbs below were not cheap - but that didn't stop them from selling! He teaches part-time at Heatherley's and trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating in 1981.

A still life and landscape by David Stubbs.
The three portraits below are by:
Three portraits
I particularly liked the portrait of Jose escofet by Miriam Escofet. She has been a working artist since she graduated from graduated from Brighton School of Art in 1990. She was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2014 and is a past winner of Winner Of The Burke's Peerage Award For Classically Inspired Portraiture. She's been selected four times for the BP Portrait Award exhibition and several times for the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Jose Escofet by Miriam Escofet
(oil on linen over panel)
 I hope you enjoyed this taster.

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