What's On

Browse our calendar to find something to spark your imagination.

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

John Russell: Guildford’s Royal Academician – GI 23 003 (Face to Face)

back to full listing

19 October 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Tutor: Olive Maggs BA MA PGCE

Go to all Courses


Date: 19 October 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£12.50 – £15.00
Reference Code:
GI 23 003
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


John Russell RA was an English painter renowned for his portrait work in oils and pastels, and as a writer and teacher of painting techniques. Born in Guildford, Russell was one of the eighteenth century’s leading pastel portraitists. In 1789 he was appointed Painter to King George III, then later to the Prince of Wales and to the Prince Regent. However Russell captured the character of sitters from all walks of life, from royalty to local personalities of Surrey.


John Russell, Jane Faden, 1789, pastel on paper, Guildford Borough Council.


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available

01483 562142

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm


V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.

Gift Memberships

The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.

Join the Guildford Institute

Join 500 local people and become a Member of The Guildford Institute. Membership saves you money and is extremely affordable. Enjoy benefits including discounts on courses, events and in the restaurant, alongside exclusive borrowing rights in our Library and access to member-only events.