Want to watch the Portrait Artist of the Year 2023 being filmed?
As per normal the Heats of Portrait Artist of the Yr are getting filmed at the Battersea Arts Centre in April 2023. The Sequence 10 episodes will then be broadcast in the Autumn.

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

This is what “the studio set-up” appears to be like like relatively a large amount of the time. Judges conversing to artist and cameraman, seem particular person and assorted other folks standing and sitting all over. Other artists striving to focus and complete their painting. Location the sitter!

Nevertheless the way it truly is going to perform will be Different this yr. See underneath for more details which consists of:

  • Location: Battersea Arts Centre – and how to get there
  • Dates: PAOTY Heats Series 10 x 6
  • Be in the Viewers: how to book to be there when the filming normally takes position
An vacant Grand Hall, Battersea Arts centre – just before the established-up and people get there

Portrait Artist of the Calendar year:
Collection 10 – Filming of the Heats

Venue: Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre – on Lavender Hill

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

However 

Invite to show up at

The web-site for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year has provision for folks to indication up for notifications about the series – such as when and wherever filming usually takes spot.

Which is the ideal way of trying to keep in touch with what’s happening – and there are can be last minute alterations on celebration.

The Community are invited to show up at – significantly individuals who are lovers and/or have formerly entered but not obtained in. 

This calendar year, Stuart Prebble (who operates Storyvault Movies who make the sequence) has stated that 

We are welcoming back an viewers to view art in motion at the Battersea Arts Centre. Spaces will be confined so entry shall be on a 1st arrive to start with served basis for every single date. This contains our household pleasant working day on the 18th of April. NB: You should be knowledgeable that “first come initially served” does suggest that you may arrive but not be admitted due to overcrowding.

Just after comments from people today in the Facebook Fan Group who explained that they would not want to vacation very long length and then uncover they could not get in and/or won’t be able to pay for a resort to be confident of receiving there early in the early morning, the arrangements have been adjusted relative to earlier yrs.

We have revised our preparations for admitting the general public to the recordings of Portraits. We have resolved to present 2 sessions a working day for customers of the general public to come along to watch the filming of PAOTY Collection 10 at Battersea Arts Centre.


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

Make sure you be aware, if you would like to show up at the entire day, apply for both equally the morning and afternoon classes and we will check out our finest to accommodate your request.

Dates of the Heats

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

By the way, the purchase of the Heats – as filmed – is NOT the purchase of the heats as shown in the episodes.

There are eight heats – which signifies one particular of them will be for Movie star PAOTY – but they will not say which a single!

Week 1

  • Tuesday 18th April (family friendly) AM or PM Relatives helpful implies smaller kids are welcome. Which I get to mean, by implication, not so substantially on other dates! You should not overlook it truly is a film established so wailing babies or pretty noisy youngsters may possibly very well want to be eliminated from the Hall because of the seem.
  • Wednesday 19th April AM or PM
  • Thursday 20th April AM or PM
  • Friday 21st April AM or PM

Week 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 Closing is exciting – but extra tough to see what is taking place for the reason that they are all hunting at one particular sitter – and they’re at a fair old distance! Plus cameras require house to get in front of / at the aspect of and guiding each individual artist!

The obstacle is to check out and function out which a few will go via to the Final – centered on the heat portraits at the back of the corridor and the portraits of the celeb sitter currently being formulated in front of you. I picked all three correctly when I attended this semi-ultimate!

Glimpse at the length involving easels and sitter
  • Wednesday 3rd Could (semi last) AM or PM
Reviewing the semi last portraits of Elaine Website page in April 2019
for PAOTY 2020

Week 4

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

  • Thursday 18th Could (last) AM or PM
There are services on web page for obtaining refreshments – but there can be very long queues so you may well assume it superior to carry your own.  

It’s also a Really lengthy day. It starts early and finishes late. You want to issue that in if being for the afternoon session