Sky Arts: Portrait Artist of the Year

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Sky Arts: Portrait Artist of the Year
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The Scottish round of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition with celebrities (well, Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell), portrait-themed activities and rolling cameras …

Sky Arts are at Kelvingrove Art Gallery as part of their mission to find the Portrait Artist of the Year.

Attendees include Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell. Activities include a caricature workshop with Terry Anderson, Alla Prima Portraits with Sandy Grant and In the Dock with Priscilla Coleman (court artist for over 20 years). The day is filmed for a series that is due to be broadcast in Autumn on Sky Arts.

Previously Sky Arts have visited London, Cardiff and Dublin and anybody over 16 can enter for Portrait Artist of the year at sky.com/portrait. The winner will be awarded a £10,000 commission to produce a portrait of double-Booker and Costa Award-winning author Hilary Mantel for the British Library. They will also receive a year's supply of art materials courtesy of Cass Art.

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