Past touring exhibitions

2012

Road to 2012 Tour
Centenary Way, Birmingham, 13 July - 9 September 2012
Adjacent to Wales Millennium Centre at Cardiff Bay, 30 March - 27 May 2012

The Queen: Art and Image
National Museum Cardiff, 4 February - 29 April 2012

2011

BP Portrait Award 2011
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 24 September - 1 November 2011
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 12 November 2011 - 21 January 2012

The Queen: Art and Image
National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh, 25 June - 18 September 2011
National Museums Northern Ireland, 14 October 2011 - 15 January 2012

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010
The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, 16 April - 26 June 2011

2010

Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed
Laing Art Gallery, 5 February - 18 April 2010
The Art Gallery, Walsall, 16 July - 15 September 2010

BP Portrait Award 2010
Aberystwyth Art Gallery, Wales 2 February - 26 March 2011
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, 27 November 2010 - 22 January 2011
Usher Gallery, Lincoln, 1 October - 14 November 2010

2009

BP Portrait Award 2009
Southampton City Art Gallery, 28 September – 22 November 2009
Dean Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 12 December 2009 – 28 February 2010

BP Portrait Award 2008
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 4 February - 14 March 2009

Vanity Fair
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 5 June - 30 August 2009

2008

A Blueprint for Life: Designers photographed by Steve Speller
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, 19 January - 8 March 2008

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris 17 June - 14 September 2008

Beatles on the Balcony
Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales, 26 July - 28 September 2008

BP Portrait Award 2008
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 29 November 2008 - 24 January 2009
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 20 September - 14 November 2008 

Guest Star Portraits
New Art Gallery, Walsall, Diana, Princess of Wales by Bryan Organ,  2 August - 2 November 2008
New Art Gallery, Walsall , Margaret Thatcher by Rodrigo Moynihan, 28 April - 27 July 2008

Photographic Portrait Prize 2007
The Lowry, Salford, 5 July - 12 October 2008

Pop Art Portraits
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (Germany), 23 February - 8 June 2008

Vanity Fair
Los Angeles, County Museum Of Art, 26 October 2008 - 1 March 2009
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 14 June - 21 September 2008

2007

Angus McBean: Portraits 
National Museum, Wales, 31 March - 3 June 2007

BP Portrait Award 2006
Royal West of England Academy, 25 March - 20 May 2007

BP Portrait Award 2007
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 13 October - 2 December 2007
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 14 December 2007 - 27 April 2007

Cecil Beaton Portraits
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk (USA), 16 October 2007 - 4 January 2008

Great Britons
National Portrait Gallery, Washington (USA), 27 April - 2 September 2007

Guest Star Portraits
New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2 October 2007 - 13 January 2008

Photographic Portrait Prize 2006
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 19 May - 7 July 2007
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, 3 March - 6 May 2007

Pop Stars
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, 30 June - 27 August 2007

World’s Most Photographed
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery (Australia), 7 April - 24 June 2007

2006

A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places Photographs by Tessa Traeger and Patrick Kinmonth
Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 April - 19 June 2006

Angus McBean: Portraits 
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 2 December 2006 - 12 March 2007  

BP Portrait Award 2005
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, 6 October - 27 November 2006

Cecil Beaton Portraits
Christchurch Art Gallery (New Zealand), 27 May - 10 September 2006

David Hockney: Portraits
LA County Museum of Art, 11 June - 4 September 2006
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA), 26 February - 14 May 2006

Exposure
Ormeau Baths, Belfast, 29 June - 18 August 2006
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 21 January - 16 May 2006

Faces of Science: Photographs by James F. Hunkin
Life Science Centre, Newcastle, 23 February - 15 May 2006

Faces of Wales
National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff, 27 May - 29 August 2006

Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion
Lady Lever Gallery, Liverpool, 10 June - 24 September 2006

Icons and Idols
York City Art Gallery, 8 July - 1 October 2006

Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award 2005
Poole Centre for the Arts, 1 April - 27 May 2006
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 19 February - 23 March 2006

Searching for Shakespeare
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (USA), 23 June - 17 September 2006

Self Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia), 17 February - 14 May 2006

World’s Most Photographed
Museum Ludwig, Cologne (Germany), 4 February - 1 May 2006

2005

A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places Photographs by Tessa Traeger and Patrick Kinmonth
Bowes Museum, County Durham, 19 November 2005 - 19 February 2006

Benjamin's Britain
Manchester Art Gallery, 1 October 2005 - 6 January 2006

BP Portrait Award 2005
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 17 December 2005 - 12 March 2006

Cecil Beaton Portraits
Bendigo Art Gallery (Australia), 10 December 2005 - 26 March 2006
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (Australia), 16 September - 27 November 2005
Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg (Germany), 18 March - 14 August 2005

Heroes and Villains: Scarfe at the National Portrait Gallery
Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, 14 May - 21 August 2005

Heroes of Trafalgar: Collingwood and Nelson
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, 16 April - 11 June 2005

Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion
Bowes Museum, County Durham, 5 February - 28 August 2005

 Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award 2004
The Lowry, Manchester, 1 March - 17 April 2005

Terry O'Neill: Celebrity
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 21 May - 18 September 2005

We Are the People: Postcards from the Collection of Tom Phillips
Castle Museum, York, 5 February - 31 July 2005

2004

A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places Photographs by Tessa Traeger and Patrick Kinmonth
Cartwright Hall, Bradford, 9 October - 21 November 2004

Below Stairs: 400 years of Servants' Portraits
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 11 February - 31 May 2004

BP Portrait Award 2003
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 6 December 2003 - 15 February 2004

BP Portrait Award 2004
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 4 December 2004 - 22 January 2005
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 2 October - 13 November 2004

Cecil Beaton Portraits
Kunsthaus, Vienna (Austria), 6 October 2004 - 9 January 2005
Edinburgh City Art Centre, 10 July - 26 September 2004

Mario Testino: Portraits
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (Japan), 16 October - 21 November 2004

Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award 2003
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, 11 September - 15 November 2004
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 15 May - 10 July 2004

Self Portrait UK
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, 9 December 2004 - 27 February 2005
Ormeau Baths Gallery Belfast, 12 February - 27 March 2004

Strategic commissioning project
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, 21 January - 12 March 2004

William Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age: A radical critic's view of his times
Dove Cottage, Grasmere, 1 March - 6 June 2004

2003

A Gardener's Labyrinth: Portraits of People, Plants and Places Photographs by Tessa Traeger and Patrick Kinmonth
Scarborough Art Gallery, 1 November 2003 - 4 January 2004

Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers
Bodelwyddan Castle, 6 September - 14 November 2003
Royal Museum & Art Gallery, Canterbury, 21 June - 2 August 2003
Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 10 April - 15 June 2003
Kingston Museum, 8 February - 29 March 2003

John Kobal Photographic Award 2002
Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, 5 September - 19 October 2003
Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 5 July - 31 August 2003
University of Hertfordshire, 11 March - 5 April 2003

Julia Margaret Cameron: 19th Century Photographer of Genius
The J. Paul Getty Museum, California (USA), 21 October 2003 - 11 January 2004
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, 27 June - 14 September 2003

Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Cult of Lord Byron
Dove Cottage, Grasmere, 19 June - 31 October 2003
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 14 March - 26 May 2003

Mario Testino: Portraits
Dean Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 17 April - 15 June 2003 

Romantics
Yale Center for British Art (USA), 23 January - 30 March 2003

Saving Faces: Portraits by Mark Gilbert
Royal Albert Memorial, Exeter, 18 January - 15 March 2003

Self Portrait UK
Manchester City Art Gallery, 24 November 2003 - 20 January 2004
Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, September - 16 November 2003
National Museums & Galleries Wales, Cardiff, 2 July - 30 August 2003

Strategic commissioning project
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 29 November 2003 - 21 January 2004

2002

A Genomic Portrait
Bowes Museum, County Durham, 29 June - 25 August 2002
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 16 March - 25 May 2002

Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers
Durham Art Gallery, 14 December 2002 - 26 January 2003

BP Portrait Award 2002
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 28 September 2001 - 23 November 2002

George Romney (1734-1802)
Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino (USA), 15 September - 1 December 2002
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 8 February - 21 April 2002

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Portraits: Tête à Tête
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (Australia), 22 May - 15 July 2002
Bendigo Art Gallery (Australia), 23 March - 13 May 2002
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (Australia), 19 January - 11 March 2002

John Kobal Photographic Award 2001
Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, 12 May - 7 July 2002

Living Lives
Nottingham Castle Museum, 26 July - 22 September 2002

Mirror, Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists
Royal Museum & Art Gallery, Canterbury, 7 September - 2 November 2002
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 22 June - 1 August 2002
Leeds City Art Gallery, 18 April - 9 June 2002

Mario Testino: Portraits
FOAM, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 19 December 2002 - 31 March 2003
Palazzo Reale, Milan (Italy), 24 September - 27 October 2002

Painted Ladies: Women at the Court of Charles II
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (USA), 25 January - 17 March 2002

Rollie McKenna: Artists and Writers
Royal Museum & Art Gallery, Canterbury, 19 January - 16 March 2002

Romantics  
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens (USA), 29 July - 29 September 2002

Saving Faces: Portraits by Mark Gilbert
Leeds City Art Gallery, 20 June - 31 August 2002

2001

BP Portrait Award 2001
The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, 20 October 2001 - 20 January 2002

Gerald Scarfe at the NPG
Kingston Museum, 15 September - 17 November 2001
Derby Art Gallery, 30 June - 26 August 2001
Royal Museum & Art Gallery, Canterbury, 31 March - 28 April 2001
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent, 13 May - 2 July 2001

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Portraits: Tête à Tête
Newcastle Region Gallery (Australia), 9 November 2001 - 27 January 2002
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 5 August - 23 September 2001
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 26 February - 20 May 2001

Horst Portraits: 60 Years of Style
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA), 14 October 2001 - 6 January 2002

Icons of Pop
Portsmouth City Museum, 10 November 2001 - 3 January 2002
St Barbe Museum, Lymington, 15 September - 17 October 2001
Guernsey Museum, 18 June - 8 September 2001
Bodelwyddan Castle, 7 April - 3 June 2001
Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax, 27 January - 25 March 2001

Photographs by Snowdon: A Retrospective
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (USA), 15 June - 2 September 2001
Kunsthaus, Vienna (Austria), 15 March - 27 May 2001

Polly Borland: Australians
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (Australia), 2 March - 13 May 2001

Return to Life: A New Look At The Portrait Bust
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 21 June - 14 October

Rollie McKenna: Artists and Writers
Cheltenham Art Gallery, 29 September - 24 November 2001
Rhyl Library, Museum & Arts Centre, 21 July - 25 August 2001
Mold Museum & Library, 16 June - 14 July 2001 

Saving Faces: Portraits by Mark Gilbert
Glasgow School of Art, 24 November 2001 - 25 January 2002
MOMA, Wales, 19 September - 13 October 2001
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 14 July - 2 September 2001
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 7 April - 5 July 2001

2000

20th Century Collection Highlights
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (Australia), 18 November 2000 - 28 January 2001

BP Portrait Award 2000
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 28 October - 9 December 2000

Defining Features: Scientific and Medical Portraits 1660-2000
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, 30 September - 10 December 2000

Faces of the Century
Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling, 8 July - 3 September 2000
Royal Photographic Society, Bath, 15 April - 2 July 2000
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 12 February - 2 April 2000

Gerald Scarfe at the NPG
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 9 December 2000 - 27 January 2001

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Portraits: Tête à Tête
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (Australia), 9 November 2000 - 7 January 2001
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2 July - 22 August 2000
Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 13 March - 9 May 2000

Icons of Pop
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 16 November 2000 - 21 January 2001
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 2 September - 4 November 2000
Derby Art Gallery, 1 July - 20 August 2000
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 15 April - 10 June 2000
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 18 February - 9 April 2000

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1999
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 23 July - 10 September 2000
Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, 27 May - 16 July 2000
Bodelwyddan Castle, 22 January - 5 May 2000

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2000
Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, 8 May - 24 June 2000
Harley Gallery, Nottingham, 22 March - 29 April 2000

Photographs by Snowdon: A Retrospective
City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 8 July - 30 September 2000

Return to Life: A New Look At The Portrait Bust
Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, 28 September 2000 - 7 January 2001

Saving Faces: Portraits by Mark Gilbert
Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, 15 September - 22 October 2000

1999

BP Portrait Award 1999
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 9 October - 6 November 1999

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Portraits: Tête à Tête
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 11 December 1999 - 29 January 2000

Icons of Pop
Royal Museum & Art Gallery, Canterbury, 9 October - 20 November 1999

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1998
Royal Photographic Society, Bath, 7 August - 26 September 1999
Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, 22 May - 18 July 1999
Derby Museum & Art Gallery, 10 April - 15 May 1999
Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham, 20 February - 20 March 1999

The Painter's Eye
Guy's Hospital, London, 15 July - 23 September 1999

1998

A Room in View
York City Art Gallery, to 18 January 1998

BP Portrait Award 1997
Reg Vardy Art Gallery, Sunderland, 20 April - 15 May 1998
Ulster Museum, to 15 February 1998

BP Portrait Award 1998
Aberdeen Art Gallery, 24 October - 21 November 1998

Bruce Weber: Branded Youth & Other Stories
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 13 March - 31 May 1998

Glenys Barton: Portraits
Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery, 24 January - 8 March 1998

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Portraits: Tête à Tête
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 17 December 1998 - 20 January 1999

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1997
Cartwright Hall, Bradford, 1 August - 11 October 1998
Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, 6 June - 26 July 1998
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 9 April - 31 May 1998
Royal Photographic Society, Bath, 31 January - 22 March 1998

Literati photographs by Mark Gerson
Ilkley Literature Festival, 4 April - 31 May 1998
Rhyl Library, Museum and Arts Centre, 4 - 28 March 1998
Colwyn Bay Library, 2 - 28 February 1998
Buckley Library, to 24 January 1998

Private Eye Times
Durham Art Gallery, 18 April - 17 May 1998
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 27 February - 11 April 1998