USEFUL LINKS & REFERENCES

I'm always on the look out for useful links so if you think you know of some let me know via email.
I'm especially interested in anything about realism, hyperealism, superealism, photorealism, and/or portraiture.


NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

Bulldog Portrait Bursary
This bursary aims to develop the talent of an artist at an early stage in their career
The bursary is worth £5,000, plus an extra donation of £2,500 from the de Laszlo Foundation. The aim is to provide an opportunity for an artist, regardless of location, to be mentored by Members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Other benefits include access to facilities at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and the possibility of studio space at the Art Academy
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/

John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize
Takes place at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
The exhibition tends to start in September.
Call for entries from November to February.
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/

Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture
Takes place at the Mall Galleries in London.
The exhibition is on for the first couple of weeks in September.
Call for entries from April to June.
http://www.threadneedleprize.com/

BP Portrait Award
Takes place at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The exhibition runs from June to September.
Call for entries from January to February.
http://www.npg.org.uk/bp

The RA's Summer Exhibition
Takes place at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The exhibition runs from June to August.
Call for entries from January to March.
http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/summer-exhibition/

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize
Takes place at the The Painters Hall, Little Trinity Lane, London.
The exhibition runs the last couple of weeks in November.
Call for entries from January to April.
http://www.painter-stainers.org/
&
http://www.parkerharris.co.uk

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
Takes place at the Mall Galleries in London.
The exhibition runs the middle couple of weeks of May.
Call for entries in January (do check website for details).
http://www.therp.co.uk/

Jerwood Contemporary Painters
Takes place at the Jerwood Space, Union Street, London SE1.
The exhibition runs from middle April to end of May.
Call for entries in January (do check website for details).
http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/contemporarypainters/



LOCAL COMPETITIONS

South Yorkshire Open Art Exhibition
Takes place at the The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley.
Please contact the gallery by email for more information
coopergallery@barnsley.gov.uk

Great Sheffield Art Show
Takes place at the The Octagon Centre in Sheffield.
http://www.gsas.co.uk

Art in the Gardens
Takes place at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield.
Runs the first weekend of September.
http://www.artinthegardens.org.uk/

Rotherham Open Art Show
Takes place at the Rotherham Art Gallery.
Runs April to June.
http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/graphics/Leisure/Art+Gallery/EDSOpenArtExhib.htm


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

Archibald Prize
Takes place at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.
http://www.thearchibaldprize.com.au/


SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
SPECIALISING IN REALISM


The Heatherley School of Fine Art
Based in London this college specialises in portraiture sculpture and painting.
http://www.heatherleys.org/

The New York Academy of Art
The first graduate school in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of the human figure.
http://www.nyaa.edu/nyaa/index.html

The Art Students League of New York
Based in new york this school has a great reputation for the quality of it's art/painting tuition
http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/

The Grand Central Academy of Art
A postgraduate school specialising in representational art
http://grandcentralacademy.classicist.org/


USEFUL BOOKS ON PAINTING & ART


The current Writers and Artists Yearbook
Published by A & C Black
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

The current Artists yearbook
Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN-13: 978-0500288337
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Lives of the Artists: A selection v. 1 (Classics)
by Giorgio Vasari (Author), George Bull (Translator)
ISBN-13: 978-0140445008
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Lives of the Artists: A selection v. 2 (Classics)
by Giorgio Vasari (Author), George Bull (Translator)
ISBN-13: 978-0140444605
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Technique (Paperback)
by Giorgio Vasari (Author), G.V. Brown (Editor), Louisa S. MacLehose (Translator)
ISBN-13: 978-0486207179
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting (Paperback)
by Max Doerner
ISBN-13: 978-0156577168
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Methods and Materials of Painting (Paperback)
by EASTLAKE
ISBN-13: 978-0486417264
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

The Illustrated History of Art
by David Piper
ISBN-13: 978-0753701799
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

The History of British Art (series)
by David Bindman & Tim Ayers (Authors)
ISBN-13: 978-1854376503
ISBN-13: 978-1854376510
ISBN-13: 978-1854376527
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

On Painting (Classics) (Paperback)
by Leon Alberti (Author), Martin Kemp (Introduction), Cecil Grayson (Translator)
ISBN-13: 978-0140433319
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

A Treatise on Painting (Paperback)
by Cennino Cennini (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0559609701
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Craftsman's Handbook (Paperback)
by Cennino Cennini (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0486200545
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

The Materials and Techniques of Mediaeval Painting (Paperback)
by Daniel V. Thompson
ISBN-13: 978-0486203270
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

The Painter's Methods and Materials (Paperback)
by A.P. Laurie
ISBN-13: 978-0486218687
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Techniques of the World's Great Painters (A QED book) (Hardcover)
by Waldemar Januszczak (unfortunately no longer available to buy new)
ISBN-13: 978-0890093689
click here to buy 2nd hand from Abebooks.co.uk

Techniques of the Great Masters of Art (A QED book) (Hardcover)
by Waldemar Januszczak (unfortunately no longer available to buy new)
ISBN-13: 978-0890098790
click here to buy 2nd hand from Abebooks.co.uk

Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters (Paperback)
by David Hockney (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0500600207
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Velazquez: The Technique of Genius (Paperback)
by J Brown
ISBN-13: 978-0500600207
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques (Paperback)
by Ralph Mayer (Author), Steven Sheehan (Editor, Preface)
ISBN-13: 978-0571143313
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Interaction of Color (Paperback)
by J Albers (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0300115956
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox (Paperback)
by Victoria Finlay (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0340733295
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour (Paperback)
by Philip Ball (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0099507130
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Cognition and the Visual Arts (Paperback)
by Robert L. Solso (Author) (unfortunately no longer available to buy new)
ISBN-13: 978-0300115956
click here to buy 2nd hand from Abebooks.co.uk

Art and Illusion: v. 6: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (Paperback)
by E.H. Gombrich (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0714842080
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Illusion in Nature and Art (Paperback)
by R.L. Gregory, E.H. Gombrich (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0715607596
click here to buy 2nd hand from Abebooks.co.uk

The Story of Art (Paperback)
by E.H. Gombrich (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0714832470
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

What Painting is (Paperback)
by James Elkins (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0415926621
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Why Art Cannot be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students (Paperback)
by James Elkins (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0252069505
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

"Ways of Seeing": Based on the BBC Television Series (Paperback)
by John Berger (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0141035796
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art (Paperback)
by Scott McCloud (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0060976255
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Vitamin P (Paperback)
by Barry Schwabsky (Introduction)
ISBN-13: 978-0714844466
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Vitamin D (Hardback)
by Emma Dexter (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-0714845456
click here to buy from Waterstones.com

Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Hardcover)
by T.J. Demos (Introduction)
ISBN-13: 978-0714846569
click here to buy from Waterstones.com


ART MATERIALS SUPPLIERS
& RETAILERS


L. Cornelissen & Son
An amazing shop selling art supplies in London established 1855. Well worth a visit.
http://www.cornelissen.com/

Greatart.co.uk
The UK's largest selection of quality Art Materials online.
http://www.greatart.co.uk/

Atlantis
A huge warehouse of artist materials. Unfortunately, their online catalogue is out of date but you can order an up to date catalogue from them. Based in London
http://www.atlantisart.co.uk

Winsor & Newton
http://www.winsornewton.com/

Daler Rowney
http://www.daler-rowney.com/


USEFUL WEBSITES

Website for the State Russian Museum Conservation Team
An amazingly accomplished team of conservators that are more than happy to show their procedures in copying works from the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg
http://www.artsstudio.com/

Reference.com link referencing the term "Photorealism"
http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Photorealistic

Wikipedia link referencing the "history of painting"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_painting

Wikipedia link referencing "oil painting"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_painting

Wikipedia link referencing "oil paint"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_paint

Wikipedia link referencing "pigments"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigment

Wikipedia link referencing "self portraiture"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-portrait

Wikipedia link referencing "portraiture"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait

Wikipedia link referencing "portrait painting"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_painting

Wikipedia link referencing the "Hockney-Falco thesis"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hockney-Falco_thesis

Wikipedia link referencing the "history of human anatomy"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_anatomy

Wikipedia link referencing "trompe l'oeil"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompe_l%27oeil

Wikipedia link referencing "photorealism"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photorealism

Wikipedia link referencing "hyperealism in painting"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperrealism_(painting)

Wikipedia link referencing "hyperealism in art in general"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperreality_(art)

Wikipedia link referencing "hyperealism as a theory"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperreality


GALLERIES SPECIALISING IN
REALISM AND PORTRAITURE

The Klaudia Marr Gallery
Private gallery based in Santa Fe
http://klaudiamarrgallery.com/

Louis K. Meisel Gallery
Private gallery based in New York
http://www.meiselgallery.com/

The Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery
Private gallery based in New York
http://www.bernarduccimeisel.com/

The Australian National Portrait Gallery
Public gallery based in Canberra
http://www.portrait.gov.au/

The Canadian National Portrait Gallery
http://www.portraits.gc.ca/

The UK's National Portrait Gallery
Public gallery based in London
http://www.npg.org.uk/

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
Public gallery based in Washington, DC
http://www.npg.si.edu/

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Public gallery based in Edinburgh
http://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/page/2:298:3


SHEFFIELD ART SCENE


Open Up Sheffield
http://www.openupsheffield.co.uk/

Creative Sheffield
http://www.creativesheffield.co.uk/

Sheffield's Public Museums - Graves Gallery, Millenium Gallery, Weston Park Museum & Bishops' House
http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/

Bloc Artist Studios
http://blocprojects.co.uk/

Cupola Gallery
http://www.cupolagallery.com/

Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum
http://www.artsheffield.org/

Archipelago Works Gallery
http://www.archipelago-art.co.uk/

Access Space Media Lab
http://access-space.org/

S1 Artspace
http://www.s1artspace.org/

Site Gallery
http://www.sitegallery.org/

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