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Looking at the journey from inspiration to creativity featuring Clara Drummond, the winner of the First Prize for the BP Portrait Award 2016. A chance to take an intimate look at the creative journey of some of the UK’s leading cultural visionaries.

Listen to the challenges and the obstacles they faced and how this shaped them into the person they are today and be part of the conversation around a cultural vision for the future.

Clara Drummond

Clara Drummond, born in Edinburgh, read Modern and Medieval Languages at Newnham College, Cambridge. Drummond worked as an assistant to portrait painter Jonathan Yeo before completing the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2006. She was awarded the Bulldog Award by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Young Artist of the Year award by the Society of Women Artists. Drummond’s work has been exhibited five times in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and in 2016 was awarded first prize for the BP Portrait Award.

In 2015 Drummond was one of 12 painters selected to portray veterans of the D-Day Landings, her portrait of Dr Renouf was exhibited at The Queen’s Gallery in May 2015 before being exhibited at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. In 2017 Drummond was commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen to do an Order of Merit portrait which is now part of the Royal Collection.

Solo exhibitions include ‘Kingdom: Drawings of Arctic Flora and Fauna’ at Galeribox, Iceland, and ‘Discoveries: Artist in Residence of the Eight Museums of Cambridge University’ at Two Temple Place, London, and ‘Unsung Muse’ at the William Morris Society, Kelmscott House, London. Group Exhibitions include: Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London, Christies, New York, Christies, London. Buckingham Palace. Drummond is currently writing a book about drawing and artists sketchbooks which is due to be published by Kyle Books in March 2018.


Middleton Hall
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465341


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