Andrew Tift

Andrew Tift, Max, 2017,
acrylic on canvas, 183 x 153 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Andrew Tift is a figurative artist specialising in portraiture. Having grown up in Walsall, where he still lives, Andrew has continued to find inspiration through the Gallery’s collections and exhibitions. Regular visitors will be familiar with many of his works including his extraordinary portraits of Kitty Garman.


For this major solo exhibition, Andrew will present a range of paintings, drawings, photographs and sketchbooks which combine his love of portraiture with more recent experimental works. Consistent throughout all of his work is a fascination with people, exquisite attention to detail, a connection with art and artists of the past and considerable technical skills.


This exhibition will celebrate the artist’s work to date and demonstrate the breadth of this recent practice.

A fully illustrated publication will accompany the exhibitions with an essay by Charlotte Mullins. It is available

for £20 from the Gallery Shop.



Thursday 24 May, 6-8pm

All welcome

Sandy Nairne CBE, Chair Clore Leadership Programme will formally open the exhibition.


In Conversation

Thursday 26 July, 6.30-8pm

Join the artist for a talk about his work.

Please book at the Gallery reception or call 01922 654400.


Adult workshop

Drawing Masterclass with Andrew Tift

Saturday 14 July, 10am-4pm


Join Andrew Tift for a one day workshop exploring his method, materials and practice, followed by an introduction to self portrait pencil drawing. All materials provided. No previous experience required. Lunch not included.

£35 / £30 concessions, students, unwaged, 60+ (per session).  Places are limited and must be booked and paid for in advance on 01922 654400.