This exhibition explores the best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.
There is always so much to enjoy in this annual exhibition, from the faces depicted in the portraits, both famous and unfamiliar, to the wide variety of high-quality paintings. Unlike other portrait exhibitions, the featured works are 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 around 200 works.
To encourage the genre, the galleries run a commissions service throughout the show to help you commission a work of your own.