Following our closure to the public earlier this week in line with government guidelines, Sky Arts' Portrait Artist Of The Year recording is cancelled.
We loved hosting Sky Arts' audiences to our Grand Hall last year, and Sky Arts loves welcoming the public to their recordings. The decision has been made reluctantly, but it is our top priority to safeguard the health of our visitors, as well as the artists, sitters and venue and production crew.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We are delighted to host the next series of Portrait Artist of the Year in our Grand Hall, presented by Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell.
Across eight televised heats for Sky Arts, 24 celebrity sitters will have their portraits painted by 72 amateur and professional artists.