Search

National Portrait Gallery show interest in Hampstead schoolchildren’s self-portraits

17:46 28 April 2014

Portrait artist, Tai Schierenberg, helping young artists at University College School in Hampstead. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Portrait artist, Tai Schierenberg, helping young artists at University College School in Hampstead. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Self-portraits of Hampstead schoolchildren could soon be on display at one of the capital’s most prestigious art galleries.

Matthew Seaman, 13, and Jason Banks,11, with their self portraits at University College School in Hampstead. Picture: Nigel SuttonMatthew Seaman, 13, and Jason Banks,11, with their self portraits at University College School in Hampstead. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Celebrated portrait artist Tai-Shan Schierenberg, winner of the National Portrait Gallery’s 1989 John Player Portrait Award, helped children from University College School (UCS) and charity Kids Company paint self-portraits at the Frognal school on Saturday (April 26).

Their works could soon be displayed on the walls of the National Portrait Gallery, near Trafalgar Square, at an exhibition to raise money for the charity, which works with extremely vulnerable children across the capital.

Of painting a self-portrait for the first time, UCS pupil Gabriel Hartwill, 12, said: “When I arrived, I started to regret it because there were a lot of people around and I thought that I might not be good at it. But Tai was a great influence and help.”

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 17:50
Left to Right: Artist Dom Pattinson, Zebra One gallery owner Gabrielle du Plooy, actor  Phil Daniels and Blur's Dave Rowntree with artwork for auction at the Star Boot Sale

A fan has bid £6,500 on an outfit worn by former Spice girl Melanie Chisholm, which was among celebrity cast-offs being sold off at the Star Boot Sale on Sunday.

Yesterday, 14:44
Barnet and Camden's re-elected Assembly Member Andrew Dismore said the inquiry currently being undertaken by Barnet Councill into the polling day blunder is looking

Barnet and Camden Assembly Member Andrew Dismore has claimed the inquiry into the mayoral polling day debacle in Barnet is looking “increasingly like a whitewash”.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Mayor of Haringey Councillor Ali Ozbek. Photo: Polly Hancock

Haringey appointed its first mayor of Kurdish Alevi descent at a ceremony boosted with overseas family and the Turkish press on Monday.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Pets are leaping forward for initial photoshoots. Picture: Daniel Emani

An aspiring philanthropist is launching a Crouch End pets calendar to fundraise for animals abandoned in countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal hit by the eurozone crisis.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Police have released this CCTV image of a car they wish to trace

Detectives have today announced a £5,000 reward to help track down arsonists who destroyed a Muswell Hill community centre.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Oliver McHugh, of Oliver's Town estate agents. Picture: Rena Pearl

An estate agent vandalised a car outside court after he was forced to hand over £3,000 to a recruitment manager in fees and fines.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Highgate residents hold a street party to say goodbye to the Patel family who have run Northwood news community shop for more than 30 years.

Huge crowds gathered in Highgate for a “bittersweet” goodbye to a well-loved community shop after 30 years of business.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Headteacher Mel Servent, comedian Tim Vine and CEO Jo Honigmann at the Globe. Photo: John Macdonald-Fulton

200 guests attended the Wizard of Oz-themed dinner, hosted by comedian Tim Vine.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are no rules when it comes to buying studio pottery beyond choosing what you love

With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe