UPDATE: Would you like to join us as we celebrate our 10th year of Portrait Artist Of The Year?


After an overwhelming response, we have decided to offer 2 sessions a day for members of the public to watch the filming of PAOTY series 10 at Battersea Arts Centre.

If you would like to attend a session please email portrait@artistoftheyear.co.uk. We will be allocating slots to as many people as possible and you will receive a confirmation email if you are successful. If you would like to join us for the morning and the afternoon please specify this in your email and we will try our best to accommodate you.

The sessions on offer are:


  • Tuesday 18th April (family friendly) AM or PM
  • Wednesday 19th April AM or PM
  • Thursday 20th April AM or PM
  • Friday 21st April AM or PM
  • Monday 24th April AM or PM
  • Tuesday 25th April AM or PM
  • Wednesday 26th April AM or PM
  • Thursday 27th April AM or PM
  • Wednesday 3rd April (semi final) AM or PM
  • Thursday 18th May (final) AM or PM


The morning slot will run from 8.45am
The afternoon slot will run from 1.10pm


Please also be advised that there is no parking available on site. Nearest station is Clapham Junction. We will have an area to leave your bags and coats to minimise bulky items on set. There is a café located at the BAC. 


We look forward to you joining us, 


Portrait Artist of the Year Team