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London Haymarket: Great Britons – Portraits of celebrated Britons

12 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Britons – Portraits of celebrated Britons

photoCoinciding with HMQ’s 90th birthday and the centenary commemorations of WW1 supporting War Memorial Trust and Victoria Cross Trust.

Great Britons is an exhibition of painted portraits from a selection of public figures in British life. Artist Dan Llywelyn Hall has sat with most of the subjects over the past six years.

The exhibition coincides with the celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday 9-15 May, 2016.

Around 20 portraits will be displayed between two venues: Virgin Money London Lounges: Haymarket & Eagle Place during opening hours. The public are invited to attend the exhibitions.

A diverse range of sitters include: Her Majesty the Queen, Dame Barbara Windsor, Michael Palin, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Henry Allingham, Amy Winehouse, Lily Cole, Douglas Slocombe, Louis de Bernieres, Sir Roy Strong, Karl Johnson, Will Self, Griff Rhys Jones, Rowan Williams. ALL previously unseen and all from sittings.

There will be a programme of ticketed events scheduled over the week.

To commemorate the anniversary of the end of WW1 both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. These two charities are the principal organisations responsible for the upkeep of WW1 war graves and public monuments/memorials.

Limited edition prints from the portraits will be available for sale during the exhibition.

The Great Britons Draw-off

Thursday 12th May Midday -4pm

One of the country’s most celebrated cartoonist, Martin Rowson from The Guardian and Adam Dant (who was commissioned by parliament to be the first artist-in-residence to follow the election campaign) will join Dan Llywelyn Hall for a day of drawing in the lounges. Both artists will draw the ticket holders who will have to chance to watch two artists go about their different approaches to portraiture and ‘live’ drawing.

This is a great opportunity for anybody who has ever wondered how artists go about observational drawing as a vital tool of an artist’s craft and understanding human interaction.
The session will run for the day: half at Eagle Place then on to the Haymarket Lounge for the rest of the afternoon. A Q&A will then take place from 12:00-6pm with a leading curator who will do a joint interview with the artists and open up the the audience for questions.
All of the original work will be available for sale at the end of the day with a percentage of sales going to the two charities.

£10 per ticket for the day (drop in) and including the Q&A at Haymarket with refreshments
Limited to 40 tickets.

Book tickets

Other ticketed events during the week

The Charities

Victoria Cross Trust War Memorials Trust


12 May, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Artist Dan Llywelyn Hall


Virgin Money Lounge London Haymarket
30-31 Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4EX United Kingdom
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