Want to watch the Portrait Artist of the Year 2023 being filmed?

Want to watch the Portrait Artist of the Year 2023 being filmed?

As for every usual the Heats of Portrait Artist of the Calendar year are becoming filmed at the Battersea Arts Centre in April 2023. The Sequence 10 episodes will then be broadcast in the Autumn.

What it genuinely seems to be like on “the established” when filming is taking spot

This is what “the studio established-up” appears to be like like alternatively a great deal of the time. Judges chatting to artist and cameraman, audio individual and assorted others standing and sitting close to. Other artists attempting to concentrate and complete their portray. Location the sitter!

Even so the way it really is heading to function will be Distinct this calendar year. See down below for extra data which consists of:

  • Location: Battersea Arts Centre – and how to get there
  • Dates: PAOTY Heats Series 10 x 6
  • Be in the Audience: how to ebook to be there when the filming requires place
An empty Grand Hall, Battersea Arts centre – right before the established-up and folks get there

Portrait Artist of the 12 months:
Sequence 10 – Filming of the Heats

Location: Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre – on Lavender Hill

The handle for Battersea Arts Centre is Lavender Hill London SW11 5TN. I know! No clue as to where by.


Invite to go to

The web page for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the 12 months has provision for men and women to indicator up for notifications about the collection – which include when and exactly where filming will take place.

That’s the ideal way of maintaining in contact with what is actually happening – and there are can be final moment modifications on situation.

The Public are invited to go to – particularly people who are enthusiasts and/or have beforehand entered but not acquired in. 

This yr, Stuart Prebble (who runs Storyvault Films who make the sequence) has mentioned that 

We are welcoming back an audience to observe art in motion at the Battersea Arts Centre. Areas will be constrained so entry shall be on a 1st come very first served foundation for every single date. This features our relatives welcoming working day on the 18th of April. NB: You should be conscious that “first arrive 1st served” does imply that you could arrive but not be admitted owing to overcrowding.

Just after responses from individuals in the Fb Admirer Team who said that they would not want to vacation lengthy length and then locate they couldn’t get in and/or cannot afford to pay for a hotel to be positive of getting there early in the morning, the preparations have been transformed relative to earlier yrs.

We have revised our arrangements for admitting the general public to the recordings of Portraits. We have decided to supply 2 periods a working day for customers of the general public to occur along to enjoy the filming of PAOTY Collection 10 at Battersea Arts Centre.

We will be welcoming audience on to the set both in the early morning (arrival of 8:45am) and the afternoon (arrival of 1:10pm). Be sure to can you register which session you would like to attend by email to [email protected]

Please notice, if you would like to show up at the overall working day, use for equally the early morning and afternoon classes and we will check out our greatest to accommodate your ask for.

Dates of the Heats

This calendar year the dates for the filming at Battersea Arts Centre are detailed down below.

By the way, the buy of the Heats – as filmed – is NOT the order of the heats as revealed in the episodes.

There are 8 heats – which usually means one particular of them will be for Celebrity PAOTY – but they will not say which one!

Week 1

  • Tuesday 18th April (loved ones helpful) AM or PM Household friendly suggests little small children are welcome. Which I get to imply, by implication, not so significantly on other dates! You should not forget about it truly is a movie established so wailing infants or really noisy youngsters may perhaps nicely will need to be eliminated from the Hall for the reason that of the sound.
  • Wednesday 19th April AM or PM
  • Thursday 20th April AM or PM
  • Friday 21st April AM or PM

7 days 2

  • Monday 24th April AM or PM
  • Tuesday 25th April AM or PM
  • Wednesday 26th April AM or PM
  • Thursday 27th April AM or PM 

Week 3

The semi Ultimate is appealing – but more complicated to see what is taking place because they’re all searching at just one sitter – and they are at a reasonable aged distance! Plus cameras require space to get in front of / at the facet of and guiding every single artist!

The problem is to attempt and get the job done out which three will go by to the Ultimate – centered on the warmth portraits at the again of the hall and the portraits of the movie star sitter currently being produced in entrance of you. I picked all 3 correctly when I attended this semi-final!

Appear at the length among easels and sitter
  • Wednesday 3rd Could (semi last) AM or PM
Examining the semi ultimate portraits of Elaine Webpage in April 2019
for PAOTY 2020

7 days 4

The Final has usually been filmed at the Nationwide Portrait Gallery – but it would not reopen for one more two months so the Closing is at Battersea.

  • Thursday 18th May well (remaining) AM or PM
There are facilities on website for getting refreshments – but there can be prolonged queues so you might believe it superior to provide your possess.  

It really is also a Quite prolonged working day. It starts off early and finishes late. You require to variable that in if being for the afternoon session