July 23, 2024


Art Is Experience

Portrait Artist of the Year (Series 9) starts 5th October 2022

Portrait Artist of the Year (Series 9) starts 5th October 2022

I am certain numerous of you will be delighted to hear that Collection 9 of Portrait Artist of the Year (#PAOTY) commences on our screens – on the Sky Arts Channel (Channel 11 on Freeview) following 7 days!

When to Check out

The very first episode will be broadcast on Wednesday 5th Oct – when the celeb sitters will be Elizabeth Working day, Khadija Mellah and Nick Grimshaw.

The Sky Tv backlink states the broadcast time is 3pm(!) – but I am guessing possibly which is a slip-up or it will have repeat broadcast periods.

This is adopted by 6 a lot more heats – each and every Wednesday up until 16th November – providing us a overall of 7 artists for the semi-finals. I speculate if they are going to have a wildcard. I have frequently imagined that it can be a terrific pity when a heat as two fantastic artists but only a single can go through…..


  • the Semi Finals are on 23rd November
  • The Finals are on 30th November
  • The Fee Programme is on 7th December

As typical it will be hosted by Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan (down below) and the Judges will be 

Enjoy out for my critiques

As common, I’ll be creating a critique of the episode and publishing it inside a couple of days of the broadcast – ordinarily the upcoming working day.

You can browse previous critiques at the base of this post. 

My reviews of just about every of the Heats deal with:

  • the artists – with hyperlinks to their internet sites and social media
  • the sitters
  • themes from the episode
  • explanations for shortlisting
  • shortlisted artists
  • who gained

If you are a taking part artist and want to make guaranteed I have got your appropriate internet site URL and social media backlinks make sure you make contact with me via the e mail address on this page and inform me which warmth you happen to be in. (No timewasters you should).

and get an electronic mail to your inbox each time I publish

I am contemplating of creating a checklist for myself from past themes in former several years to see which are the most widespread!

I’m also on the lookout out for individuals announcing their involved online – to give myself a head begin on their profiles.

Assessments & Studying Details from Earlier PAOTY Series