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Apply now for a year of free life drawing classes at Mall Galleries

The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society is offering three free year-long membership bursaries to current art students or young artists that are between the ages of 18 to 30.

Each bursary recipient will be able to attend weekly life drawing sessions at Mall Galleries free of charge for a year, starting from January 2019. They will also get the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Society’s Annual Exhibition, also at Mall Galleries.

Sessions take place on Friday evenings and selected Monday evenings, between 6:00pm and 8:15pm.

Mentoring and support for each student will be provided in the beginning of the bursary period.

You can work in any medium or media, subject to general guidelines for working in the Gallery spaces (for example: no Indian ink).

Even though we understand that there might be times when you will be unable to attend the drawing sessions, frequent absences could result in the bursary being withdrawn.

How to Apply

ALL work must be submitted online at You will be asked to upload up to six examples of your work. This can be painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation or video work (via youtube link).

Please write a short statement about each piece to help us to see how the bursary would help you develop your own artistic practice.

Upon receipt of all applications, we will invite shortlisted candidates for an interview at Mall Galleries before confirming the final bursary recipients.

Important Dates

Submission opens: Tuesday 6 November 2018, 12 noon

Closing Date for Applications: 30 November 2018

Interviews Between 10 to 14 December

Bursary Recipients Announcement: 17 December 2018

Bursary to Begin: January 2019