Talks & Events

All events are free except where indicated. To book ticketed events call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Information Desk in the Main Hall. For further information visit www.npg.org.uk

* Event in Ondaatje Wing Theatre

DAYTIME EVENTS

Tuesday 23 October 15.00
Gallery talk
Warhol’s Queen Elizabeth II
Linzi Stauvers

Sunday 18 November 15.00*
Film
Pop Goes the Easel
Dir. Ken Russell / 1962 / 45min

Thursday 22 November 13.15*
Lecture
Snowdon—Portraits of the 1960s Art Scene
Anne Braybon

Thursday 29 November 13.15*
Lecture
J.G. Ballard and Pop
Linzi Stauvers

Sunday 2 December 15.00
Film
Pop Art documentaries
Three short documentaries on artists featured in the Pop Art Portraits exhibition: Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton and R. B. Kitaj

Sunday 9 December 15.00
Film
Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London
Dir. Peter Whitehead /1967 / 70min
To tie in with the Pop Art Portraits exhibition, a film described as a ‘visual patchwork of sixties culture’

Sunday 20th January 15.00
Film
Pop Goes the Easel
Legendary film director Ken Russell is to introduce his seminal documentary Pop Goes the Easel. The film features four artists from Pop Art Portraits - Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Peter Phillips and Pauline Boty. Many of the exhibition’s pictures appear in an elaborate and rhythmic kaleidoscope of images and music from the worlds of pop, fashion and movies - Peter Blake is seen taking the record out of ‘She’s got A Girl’ and playing it, Peter Phillips’ abstract shapes are inter-cut with shots of magazines and pinball machines whilst Derek Boshier talks about the influence of American culture in front of his ‘Man Playing Snooker’. Pauline Boty appears in an extraordinary dream sequence, chased by a sinister figure down endless circling corridors.

This is an exceptional chance to hear one of Britain’s most controversial film directors talk about one of the most influential films of the 1960’s.

Free, but tickets required and available on the day, on a first come, first served basis. Available from 1pm



WORKSHOP

Saturday 24 and repeated Sunday 25 November 10.30–16.30
Pop Portrait Techniques
A practical workshop run over two evenings exploring the various techniques used by artists in the Pop Art Portraits exhibition including an overview of silkscreen techniques, collage and painting in acrylic. All materials provided. Run by artist Sadie Lee and Alison Kusner.
£40/£30 concessions
A version of the workshop will take place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November, 18.30–20.30.
£45/£35 concessions

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December 18.00 – 20.00
Pop Art Photography
A beginner/intermediate-level photography workshop, run over two evenings, with photographer Tom Whichelow. The workshop will examine images in the Pop Art Portraits exhibition followed by technical tutorials on the use of camera, light and film. All equipment and materials provided and participants will produce their own photographic images by the end of the day.
£45/£35 concessions (includes a ticket for Pop Art Portraits)

Saturday 29 10.30 – 17.00
Pop Art Photography
A one day Pop Art Photography workshop led by photographer Tom Whichelow. See Thursday 27 December for details.
£40/£30 concessions (includes a ticket for Pop Art Portraits)

Sunday 30 10.30 – 17.00
Pop Art Photography
A one day Pop Art Photography workshop led by photographer Tom Whichelow. See Thursday 27 December for details.
£40/£30 concessions (includes a ticket for Pop Art Portraits)



YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROGRAMME

Saturday 13 October 13.00–16.00
The Big Draw Goes Pop
Drop-in Event
Come and create a collaborative floor drawing to map the Gallery space, focusing on everything but the artwork, including people, objects and the interior of the building. Led by artists Emma Middleton and Viyki Turnbull.

Sunday 4 November 11:00–16.00
Pop Art Portrait Bags
Sunday Session
Create stencils from a photograph of yourself and print colourful modern images onto a bag, inspired by the Pop Art Portraits exhibition, particularly the work of Andy Warhol. Led by artist and lecturer Alison Kusner.

Sunday 2 December 13:00–16.00
Body Casting
Sunday Session
Create a body cast taking inspiration from Jasper John's work in the Pop Art Portraits exhibition, as well as the life and death masks in the Collection. Will you choose your nose, chin, hand, foot or another body part? Led by artists Emma Middleton and Viyki Turnbull.

For More information and to book places please visit www.npg.org.uk/youngpeople

EVENING EVENTS

Friday 12 October 18.30–22.00
Pop Goes the Gallery
Special late night to celebrate the opening week of Pop Art Portraits. Throughout the evening enjoy a themed ‘poptail’ at the bar and experience a unique musical interpretation of Pop Art with Colin Riley’s band Moov bringing together instrumental soundscapes and state-of-the-art VJ-ing. Get your 15 minutes of fame with your own Andy Warhol inspired portrait and see some rare 1960s films featuring artists and musicians from the period’s counter-culture art scene. Pop up to the Gallery’s roof-top Portrait Restaurant and receive a free glass of wine with your dinner when you show your Pop Art exhibition ticket.

Thursday 8 November 19.00
Exhibition tour
An introduction to the exhibition with Sumi Ghose. Free with exhibition ticket. Tour ticket required, available on the night (first come, first served).

Thursday 15 November 19.00*
Allen Jones in Conversation with Richard Cork
Painter, printmaker and sculptor Allen Jones gained an international reputation for his glamorous and playfully erotic sculptures and prints in the 1960s. Over the past forty years he has exhibited widely in Europe and America and also designed for stage and television. He talks about Pop Art and his extraordinary career with art critic Richard Cork.
£5/£3 concessions

Thursday13 December 19.00
Exhibition Tour
British Sign Language interpreted event
Alison Kusner introduces this groundbreaking exhibition. Free with exhibition ticket. Tour ticket required, available on the night (first come, first served).



STUDY DAY

Friday 23 November 10.30–17.00
Pop Art Portraits
Pop Art defined the ideals and aspirations of a generation. This study day, led by Pop Art Portraits curator Paul Moorhouse, explores the covert, overt and imaginary iconography of the Pop Art portrait. The work of British and American artists, including Paolozzi, Hamilton, Rauschenberg and Warhol will be discussed by leading art historians, curators and critics. Speakers include artist Sir Peter Blake, writers Peter Webb and Marco Livingstone, film curator Tanya Leighton and historian James Hicks.
£30/£20 concessions



WALKS

Saturday 3 November 10.30–15.30
Pop and Rock Soho Walk
Whilst Pop Art provided the visual backdrop to the swinging sixties, its sound track was the music created and played in the studios, clubs and cafes of Soho. The day begins with a talk on the history of pop and rock and a short tour of the Private View: British Pop and the 60s Art Scene display, and is followed by an entertaining walk through Soho with guide and music historian Andy Charlton.
£15/£10 concessions



FAMILY

Saturday 13 October 13.00–16.00
The Big Draw Goes Pop
Create a large-scale iconic Pop portrait. For all ages.

22–26 October 11.30 and 14.30
Pop Art Portraits
A week of activities exploring Pop Art. Workshops will include making a giant collage and your own Pop Art prints. For ages 5+. Free tickets required and available on the day from the Gallery’s Information Desk