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 (25)

25 events matching the search term BP Portrait Award

Family Art Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017: You Be The Judge (5+)

Family Art Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017: You Be The Judge (5+)

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

What skills do you need to be a judge for the BP Portrait Award 2017?  Take part in hands on creative workshop for your chance to select your winners.

Drop-in: Portrait MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL

Drop-in: Portrait MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL

  • Workshop||Family

28 July 2017, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Drop- in no tickets required

Explore self-portraits in BP Portrait Award 2017 and the contemporary collections.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family

28 July 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no ticket required

Visit our Family Activity Base to pick up free resources and drawing materials every weekend and weekdays during the school holidays, 11.00 – 16.00.

Family Art Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017: You Be The Judge (5+)

Family Art Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017: You Be The Judge (5+)

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

What skills do you need to be a judge for the BP Portrait Award 2017?  Take part in hands on creative workshop for your chance to select your winners.

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

Drop-in: Portrait Portrait Jigsaws

Drop-in: Portrait Portrait Jigsaws

  • Workshop||Family

31 July 2017, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Drop- in no tickets required

Create a jigsaw inspired by portraits in BP Portrait Award 2017.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family

31 July 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no ticket required

Visit our Family Activity Base to pick up free resources and drawing materials every weekend and weekdays during the school holidays, 11.00 – 16.00.

Drop-in: Magnetic Me

Drop-in: Magnetic Me

  • Workshop||Family

1 August 2017, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Drop- in no tickets required

Make Portrait Fridge magnets inspired by BP Portrait Award 2017 and the contemporary collection.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family

1 August 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no ticket required

Visit our Family Activity Base to pick up free resources and drawing materials every weekend and weekdays during the school holidays, 11.00 – 16.00.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family

2 August 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no ticket required

Visit our Family Activity Base to pick up free resources and drawing materials every weekend and weekdays during the school holidays, 11.00 – 16.00.

Family Art Workshop: Clay Creations (5+)

Family Art Workshop: Clay Creations (5+)

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

Create character clay head inspired by portraits in the BP Portrait Award exhibition.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family

3 August 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no ticket required

Visit our Family Activity Base to pick up free resources and drawing materials every weekend and weekdays during the school holidays, 11.00 – 16.00.

Family Art Workshop: Clay Creations (5+)

Family Art Workshop: Clay Creations (5+)

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

Create character clay head inspired by portraits in the BP Portrait Award exhibition.

Family Art Workshop: BP judging (5+)

Family Art Workshop: BP judging (5+)

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

What skills do you need to be a judge for the BP Portrait Award 2017?  Take part in hands on creative workshop for your chance to select your winners.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family

4 August 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no ticket required

Visit our Family Activity Base to pick up free resources and drawing materials every weekend and weekdays during the school holidays, 11.00 – 16.00.

Family Art Workshop: BP judging (5+)

Family Art Workshop: BP judging (5+)

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

What skills do you need to be a judge for the BP Portrait Award 2017?  Take part in hands on creative workshop for your chance to select your winners.

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

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