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Nicola Hepworth (née Whitelaw) MA PGCE  
Born in London, lives in London Fields, Hackney, East London. 
Represented by Felstead Art:
Studied at :
Chelsea College of Art and Design, Foundation Course,1989-1990 
Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, Fine Art MA ( Hons)1990-95
Institute of Education, PGCE, 1997-98
Essential School of Painting, Postgraduate Course: "The Bigger Picture"                      with BobandRoberta Smith 2017-18


Teaching and Art Education

Teacher of Art in London Secondary schools 1998-now

I have been teaching KS3, GCSE and A level Art since 1997. I also have experience of home tutoring for A Level, of running workshops in schools, museums and at festivals and community events. I can face-paint to a professional standard and have worked as a face -painter. I am a teacher and TA for Art History Link Up; a charity that provides History of Art lessons to sixth formers attending state schools. I have been teaching with AHLU since 2020 and my role has included teaching Introduction to Art History classes in addition to A level Art History, and moderating student EPQ projects.


In 2022 I was awarded the AHLU x Christie’s Education Scholarship Award prize of an Art Business Masterclass Certificate Course for my film on Mark Gertler’s Merry Go Round. You can watch my film here:

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Exhibitions and Events:

March 2023: A Suffragette in Retirement  is on show at Through Her Eyes, at The Lyric Hammersmith, an exhibition to celebrate International Women's History Month

Landscape Artist of the Year Contestant : series 8, 2023, at Castle Ward. 

 The E8 Art Trail , 3rd and 4th December 2022, 42 Lansdowne Drive 10-5pm 

August 2022: There is a Garden, Exhibition with Oliver Sparks, Winns Gallery, E17

April 2022: work published in Postcards for Perec, plus touring in group exhibition

October 2021:The Art of Music, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster


2020 Vision:100 Years of Justice: Magistrates Association Centenary Exhibition

(Online at

5th-11th October 2021 100 Years of Justice

D Contemporary

23 Grafton Street, W1

June 2021: Portraying Educators: Paintings on show at Project Zero, The Outset Centre, Walthamstow, E17 Art Trail. 


June 2021: What we Loved: Painting: part of Possible Futures, group show , E17 Art Trail 

Dec 2020- American Gothic- A 90 year Appreciation painting published in book, by Fosco Fornio

November- December 2020: Autumn Salon, Candid Arts Trust, London

July 2020:  Portrait of Dr Emma Young included in: Healthcare Heroes, a Google Arts and Culture online exhibition, and also published in Bloomsbury book: Portraits for NHS Heroes. Initiative started by Tom Croft. 


November- December 2019: View From the Art Room, solo exhibition at Gnome House, Walthamstow


October 11th-20th 2019 City Life at Candid Arts Trust , London


June 1st-16th 2019 Draw, Paint, Teach, Repeat : solo exhibition at Walthamstow Central Library; part of the E17 Art Trail.

January 7th- Feb 13th  2019

Practising What I TeachSolo Exhibition at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham:


June 2018 23.4 Degrees at Mile End Pavillion

June 2017 Mudlarkers Pop Up, Whitstable

July 2014 Childwickbury Art Fair

June 2011 Blue at Cultivate, Vyner Street

April 2011 Pigs, Dogs, Barbeques, Toys at Artefact , Windmill Street.

1997 Speaking in Tongues ( solo show) at The Masons Arms , Battersea Park Road.

1996 Art in Academia, London

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