Events

A programme of special events including talks, tours and workshops will complement the exhibition.

All events are free except where indicated. Places are limited and available at the Gallery on a first-come, first-served basis. For charged events you can book tickets online, call 020 7321 6600 or visit the Gallery.


Events (18)

18 events matching the search term BP Portrait Award

Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2017

Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2017

  • For Members

21 June 2017, 14:00-16:00

Always a favourite with our Members’ the BP Portrait Award 2017 opens in June and you can be among the first to see it at our Members’ only afternoon preview. The Award is recognised worldwide as the most prestigious painted portrait competition and entries have increased in number from across the world since its inception.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Member’s only preview.

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017

24 June - 25 June 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio, Floor -2
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award, to create your own portrait working from a model under the expert tuition of exhibiting artist Alan Coulson. Suitable for all abilities.

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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
13 July 2017, 19:00
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by exhibiting artist Madeline Fenton.

Young People: BP Portrait Award: BP Next Generation Taster Session

Young People: BP Portrait Award: BP Next Generation Taster Session

  • Young People

15 July 2017, 11:00-14:30
Tickets: Free

Experimental portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award winning artists. Book via bpnextgeneration @npg.org.uk Young People 14-21 years

Weekend Workshop: From Silver to Ink and Chalk - drawing tools and techniques from Leonardo to Rembrandt

Weekend Workshop: From Silver to Ink and Chalk - drawing tools and techniques from Leonardo to Rembrandt

22 July - 23 July 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio, Floor -2
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for a weekend workshop exploring the tools and techniques of masters of observational drawing during the Renaissance and Baroque period. Includes a visit to The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt exhibition.

Suitable for all abilities, all materials supplied.

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 July 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world. Led in BSL.

Holiday Activities: Portraits, People and Places

Holiday Activities: Portraits, People and Places

  • Family||Workshop

24 July - 28 July 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 30 tickets available for each session including adults.

Sessions exploring BP Portrait Award 2017 and the contemporary collections. Workshops include painting, drawing masterclasses and a chance to learn about judging a portrait competition.

Young People: BP Next Generation Taster Session – Life Drawing

Young People: BP Next Generation Taster Session – Life Drawing

  • Young People

29 July 2017, 11:00-14:30
Tickets: Free

Experimental portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award winning artists. Drawing from a nude life model – parent/guardian permission required for under-18s. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for more information. Book via bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  Young People 14-21 years

Young People: BP Next Generation Taster Session

Young People: BP Next Generation Taster Session

  • Young People
  • BSL

30 July 2017, 11:00-14:30
Tickets: Free

Experimental portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award winning artists. Book via bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  Young People 14-21 years

Holiday Activities: Portraits, People and Places

Holiday Activities: Portraits, People and Places

  • Family||Workshop

31 July - 4 August 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 30 tickets available for each session including adults.

Sessions exploring BP Portrait Award 2017 and the contemporary collections. Workshops include painting, drawing masterclasses and a chance to learn about judging a portrait competition.

Young People: BP Next Generation Taster Session

Young People: BP Next Generation Taster Session

  • Young People

5 August 2017, 14:00-17:30
Tickets: Free

Experimental portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award winning artists. Book via bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  Young People 14-21 years

Young People: BP Next Generation Young People’s Private View

Young People: BP Next Generation Young People’s Private View

  • Young People

8 August 2017, 18:30-20:30
Tickets: Free

The Gallery opens after-hours just for young people, with drawing, artist talks, refreshments, music, competitions and much more.  RSVP via bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk  Young People 14-21 years.

Young People: BP Next Generation 3-day Summer Schools

Young People: BP Next Generation 3-day Summer Schools

  • Young People

14 August - 16 August 2017, 11:00-16:30
Applications online npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

Work with BP Portrait Award-winning artists to explore portrait painting over three intensive days. Applications online npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration Applications open 09:00, Thursday 22 June, and close 17:00 Weds 9 August 2017 Young People 14-21 years.

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
17 August 2017, 19:00
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by exhibiting artist Fiona Graham-Mackay.

BP Next Generation: Pick up a Pencil

BP Next Generation: Pick up a Pencil

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

19 August 2017, 12:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, extended drop-in

An afternoon of social drawing in the Gallery spaces with the Gallery’s Youth Forum and a BP Portrait Award-winning artist. All materials provided, no need to book. Young People 14-21 years.

Young People: BP Next Generation 3-day Summer Schools

Young People: BP Next Generation 3-day Summer Schools

  • Young People

21 August - 23 August 2017, 11:00-16:30
Applications online npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

Work with BP Portrait Award-winning artists to explore portrait painting over three intensive days.

Applications online npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration Applications open 09:00, Thursday 22 June. Close 17:00 Weds 9 August 2017. Young People 14-21 years

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award

31 August 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait in this annual painting competition.

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2017 and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2017 and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

  • For Members

4 September 2017, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Learner and Wolfson Galleries

Our Members’ Evening Private Views give you the chance to visit the Gallery after-hours and are a great way to see our exhibitions away from the crowds.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 July