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Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Heats, 4 – 13 April 2017

The Wallace Collection is very happy to announce that we will be holding the London heats for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year! As home to some of the greatest portraits in the world, the Wallace Collection is the perfect place to showcase new talent. The heats will be held on Tuesday 4 - Thursday 13 April, and can be viewed 10am – 5pm and there is no need to book (not open during the weekend).  We hope our visitors will take the opportunity to come and browse the entrants in the intimate setting of the Courtyard of Hertford House.

The competition will also be broadcast on Sky Arts in 2018. Unfortunately, to facilitate the heats the Wallace Restaurant will be closed from Sunday 2 to Thursday 13 April and we apologise for any inconvenience. A range of cafés and restaurants can be found in the neighbouring streets, including Marylebone High Street and Baker Street.


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Can you tell me if entry is free to the portrait artist of the year heats and whether you need to book

Carol andrew on 9 February 2017

Yes, entry to the heats is free and you do not need to book.

Marie on 14 February 2017

Can you tell me what times the heats begin and end? We are not sure when to visit? Many thanks

Emma Solomon on 25 February 2017

During sky arts heats is it the usual opening hours? Thanks

Chris cumes on 25 February 2017

What time can the public arrive to enter the heats ? When is last entrance time ? Thx

Jim on 26 February 2017

The heats will be available to watch from 10am – 5pm, the normal opening hours for the Collection.

Marie on 27 February 2017

Will the semi final be at the Wallace collection as well as the heats this year, like it was last year?

Andy on 28 February 2017

Hi Andy, unfortunately not!

Marie on 3 March 2017