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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Exhibitions (5)

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

12 February - 25 May 2015
Wolfson Gallery

This major exhibition of over seventy portraits spans Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside. Important loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America make this an unmissible opportunity to discover the artist’s most daring, personal and distinctive portraits.
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

12 March - 7 June 2015
Porter Gallery
Free

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815).
BP Portrait Award 2015

BP Portrait Award 2015

18 June - 20 September 2015
Wolfson Gallery
Admission Free

Fifty-five of the best contemporary painted portraits from around the world.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

2 July - 18 October 2015
Porter Gallery

This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). From her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars.
Giacometti: Pure Presence

Giacometti: Pure Presence

15 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
Wolfson Gallery

Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive artists of the 20th century. A restless innovator, he explored a range of styles and subjects; however portraiture remained a continuous preoccupation.

Events (228)

Portrait of the Day: John Astley

Portrait of the Day: John Astley

  • Gallery Talk

25 May 2015, 12:30
Room 2
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

25 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Work with photographer Marysa Dowling to create fun, family portraits.

Suitable for ages 3+. No ticket needed.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

25 May 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

Families Drop-in Session: Miniature Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

25 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Work with photographer Marysa Dowling to create fun, family portraits.

Suitable for ages 3+. No ticket needed.

Portrait of the Day: Joanna of Navarre

Portrait of the Day: Joanna of Navarre

  • Gallery Talk

26 May 2015, 12:30
First Floor Balcony Landing
Free

Very little is really known about Joanna of Navarre. What we do know is that she must have led an extraordinary life; first a Princess of Navarre, then the Duchess of Brittany.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

26 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

26 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 May 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

27 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

Family Art Workshop: Lighten Up!

  • Family||Workshop

27 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Using torches, families will explore drawn animation with light, capturing each frame with long exposures.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Portrait of the Day: Blur

Portrait of the Day: Blur

  • Gallery Talk

28 May 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Blur were one of the most popular British bands in the 90s and Julian Opie’s “digital drawings” of the band members remain some of the gallery’s most popular works.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

  • Family||Workshop

28 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What would a portrait of the National Portrait Gallery look like? What do you notice about the building and people, as well as the artworks?

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Visualising Portraits: Favourites: Painting and Power, 1600 - 1800

Visualising Portraits: Favourites: Painting and Power, 1600 - 1800

28 May 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

Family Art Workshop: Portrait of a Gallery

  • Family||Workshop

28 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What would a portrait of the National Portrait Gallery look like? What do you notice about the building and people, as well as the artworks?

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
28 May 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Relax and unwind as DJ Timberlina provides a soundtrack to your visit.

Lecture: The Africans of Georgian Britain: Active Agents of Change

Lecture: The Africans of Georgian Britain: Active Agents of Change

A part of Late Shift
28 May 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Onyeka tells the untold story of Africans in Georgian Britain and the role they played in the development of society. 

BSL Tour: Highlights of the Collection

BSL Tour: Highlights of the Collection

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
28 May 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Collection, picking out highlights along the way. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 May 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

  • Family||Workshop

29 May 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How far can you go to change a portrait and still make it a look like a face? Join our team for a journey into shapes and colours using collage, crayons and paint.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

Family Art Workshop: Shape Shifters

  • Family||Workshop

29 May 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How far can you go to change a portrait and still make it a look like a face? Join our team for a journey into shapes and colours using collage, crayons and paint.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Summer Half Term Holiday: Family Activities Take A Closer Look

Summer Half Term Holiday: Family Activities Take A Closer Look

  • Family||Workshop

25 May - 29 May 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A week exploring what makes a portrait. Using the temporary displays and the collection to discover different ways of creating a portrait using photography, printmaking painting and animation.

Family Art workshops: Free ticket required, available one hour before the events starts on a first Come, first served basis. Places are limited to 20 tickets per session for children, plus accompanying adults.

Live Music: Kaz Simmons

Live Music: Kaz Simmons

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
29 May 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The jazz and folk influenced singer-songwriter returns to perform her ethereal and intimate original songs and selected covers from the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Billy Joel.

Life Drawing: Tackling Tone

Life Drawing: Tackling Tone

A part of Late Shift
29 May 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Inspired by Goya's mastery of tonal contrast and line in his portrait of the Duke of Wellington, join artist Robin-Lee Hall for an evening of life-drawing capturing dramatic lights and darks.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
29 May 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Gayna Pelham leads tonight’s session. There is a short introduction at 18.30, but feel free to drop-in at any time. 

Portrait of the Day: The Bronte Sisters

Portrait of the Day: The Bronte Sisters

  • Gallery Talk

30 May 2015, 12:30
Room 24
Free

Charlotte, Emily and Anne were the authors of some of our best loved novels from the Victorian era, including Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and yet during their own lifetime they were criticised for their strong, independant minded female heroines.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 May 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Mixed media, Collage and Printing (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Mixed media, Collage and Printing (Day One)

30 May - 31 May 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Alison Kusner leads a two-day workshop inspired by contemporary portraits in the Collection.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical Aesthetes

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical Aesthetes

  • Lecture

4 June 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Cultural historian Andy Stewart MacKay looks at the intertwined lives, work and legacy of the Bloomsbury Group, the radical avant-garde of early 20th-century Britain.
In Conversation: Portraits of a Choreographer and Composer

In Conversation: Portraits of a Choreographer and Composer

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
4 June 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Ashley Page and Colin Matthews, sitters for abstract portraits by Jack Smith, talk to Matthew Flowers.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
4 June 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

  • The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
5 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In connection with the Gallery’s Wellington exhibition, The Portrait Choir will perform works from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals, Madrigali dei Guerrieri e Amorosi.

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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
5 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist  Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

  • The Portrait Choir

6 June 2015, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In connection with the Gallery’s Wellington exhibition, The Portrait Choir will perform works from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals, Madrigali dei Guerrieri e Amorosi.

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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

  • The Portrait Choir

6 June 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In connection with the Gallery’s Wellington exhibition, The Portrait Choir will perform works from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals, Madrigali dei Guerrieri e Amorosi.

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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Sunday Session: Festival Photoshoot

Sunday Session: Festival Photoshoot

  • Workshop||Young People

7 June 2015, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Be inspired by the poses in Wellington and wellies worn during festival season. Led by photographers Marysa Dowling and Othello De’Souza- Hartley.

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
11 June 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Ben Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Lecture Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

Lecture Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

A part of Late Shift
11 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Art historian Catherine Lampert and film-maker Jake Auerbach give a rare insight into artist Frank Auerbach.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Lunn and Belloy: Here’s to Life!

Live Music: Lunn and Belloy: Here’s to Life!

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
12 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A new piece of musical theatre celebrating relationships.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
12 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day One)

13 June 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate London Creativity and Wellbeing Week, join yogi and artist Jagat Joti Kaur for a journey of meditative self portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day Two)

14 June 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate London Creativity and Wellbeing Week, join yogi and artist Jagat Joti Kaur for a journey of meditative self portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Members Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2015

Members Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2015

17 June 2015, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Gallery
Free

Each year this exhibition presents a variety of styles and approaches that together illustrate the vitality of contemporary portrait painting. Come along to this afternoon preview to be amongst the first to see the works on show in the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.

Wellington Funeral Panorama Viewing

Wellington Funeral Panorama Viewing

18 June 2015, 10:00-11:00
Room 22
Free

To mark the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, join us for a viewing of The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, by Henry Alken and George Augustus Sala, 1853. This hand-colour etching and aquatint was one of many souvenirs produced to commemorate the event, the grandest of state funerals, which took place on 18 November, 1852. The panorama, measuring 20.6 meters (67 feet), will be displayed in its entirety in the Victorian Galleries (Room 22).

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: The Face of Politics: Portraiture and Victorian Politics

Lunchtime Lecture: The Face of Politics: Portraiture and Victorian Politics

  • Lecture

18 June 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Dr Henry Miller examines the public appetite for portraits of leading political figures of the 19th century and their uses.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Doors open at 12.30

Lecture: Drawing People

Lecture: Drawing People

A part of Late Shift
18 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Roger Malbert, Hayward Gallery, explores the enduring fascination with drawing the human form.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
18 June 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Joseph Paxton and William Blackaby

Live Music: Joseph Paxton and William Blackaby

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
19 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Gypsy jazz and folk music from this talented violin and guitar duo.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
19 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Taster Session: Next Generation

Taster Session: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

20 June 2015, 10:30-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Have a go at portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award- winning artists. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

For ages 14–19. Free Booking is essential, please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

20 June 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum, use a wide range of materials and be inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015 and BP Portrait Award artists in these friendly drop-in drawing sessions which take place on the third Saturday of every month.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

  • Family||Workshop

21 June 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join our team of animators for an experimental session using post-it notes to create a group animation.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

  • Family||Workshop

21 June 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join our team of animators for an experimental session using post-it notes to create a group animation.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 7+ accompanied by an adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2015

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2015

25 June 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Find out more about the variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait. Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
25 June 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection.

Lecture Poufs and Politics: Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI

Lecture Poufs and Politics: Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI

A part of Late Shift
25 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Kimberly Chrisman- Campbell explores the fateful relationship between fashion and politics in late 18th Century France

BSL Gallery Tour: Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

BSL Gallery Tour: Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
25 June 2015, 19:30
Meet in Room 16
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the display, led in BSL.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: The Lord Mayor’s Table

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: The Lord Mayor’s Table

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
26 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Music from Walton to Lerner and Loewe.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
26 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing Looking at Lines and Exploring Styles

Life Drawing Looking at Lines and Exploring Styles

A part of Late Shift
26 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Robin-Lee Hall explores different approaches to drawing the figure.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day One)

27 June 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

In celebration of London Pride 2015, this workshop led by photographer Anthony Luvera explores the creation of street and studio portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day Two)

28 June 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

In celebration of London Pride 2015, this workshop led by photographer Anthony Luvera explores the creation of street and studio portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

29 June 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in session for disabled visitors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 June 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

1 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: M. H. Spielmann: Victorian Editor, Scholar, and Artists’ Advocate

Lunchtime Lecture: M. H. Spielmann: Victorian Editor, Scholar, and Artists’ Advocate

  • Lecture

2 July 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Professor Julie Codell looks at the career of M.H. Spielmann, an influential figure in the Victorian and Edwardian art worlds, and the powerful effect he had on public taste .
In Conversation: Sir Portrait: 30 Portraits of Roy Strong

In Conversation: Sir Portrait: 30 Portraits of Roy Strong

A part of Late Shift
2 July 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The sitter Sir Roy Strong and the photographer John Swannell discuss their collaboration on a unique photographic project to mark the sitter's 80th birthday.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
2 July 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: John Metcalfe

Live Music: John Metcalfe

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
3 July 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Music from the composer’s latest album, The Appearance of Colour.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 July 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Taster Session: Next Generation

Taster Session: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

5 July 2015, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Have a go at portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award- winning artists. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

For ages 14–19. Free Booking is essential, please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

5 July 2015, 10:00-15:45
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £25, (£22 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore music associated with the Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon exhibition.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
9 July 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as DJ Neil Prince creates a set in response to the works on display.

Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Becoming a Modern Icon

Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Becoming a Modern Icon

A part of Late Shift
9 July 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Helen Trompeteler, co-curator of Audrey Hepburn discusses the development of her public image.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: The BRIT School

Live Music: The BRIT School

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
10 July 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Creative responses to the BP Portrait Award 2015 exhibition

Screening: Roman Holiday (1953, U)

Screening: Roman Holiday (1953, U)

A part of Late Shift
10 July 2015, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Fall in love with Audrey in her breakthrough role, for which she won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Directed by William Wyler, 118 min. Starring Gregory Peck.

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: An Introduction

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: An Introduction

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
10 July 2015, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Photographer Kate Peters introduces her new creative work and response to working with young people in Camden.
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 July 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

11 July 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under expert tuition. Suitable for all abilities.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

12 July 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under expert tuition. Suitable for all abilities.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: Creative Connections: Barbara Hepworth

Lunchtime Lecture: Creative Connections: Barbara Hepworth

  • Lecture

16 July 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Inga Fraser, Assistant Curator at Tate, looks at the life and work of sculptor Barbara Hepworth. Subject of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain, she was associated with St Ives, but was also a resident of Camden in the 1930s.
Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Assessing an Icon

Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Assessing an Icon

A part of Late Shift
16 July 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Pamela Church-Gibson looks at Audrey Hepburn's status within the fashion industry, past and present.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
16 July 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Blondel: England be Glad

Live Music: Blondel: England be Glad

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
17 July 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Music for the Tudor Monarchs performed on shawms, bagpipes, recorders and curtails.

Screening: Sabrina (1954, U)

Screening: Sabrina (1954, U)

A part of Late Shift
17 July 2015, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Hepburn earned a second Oscar nomination for her title role in this romantic comedy in which the young heroine is caught between two very different brothers.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 July 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

18 July 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum, use a wide range of materials and be inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015 and BP Portrait Award artists in these friendly drop-in drawing sessions which take place on the third Saturday of every month.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Taster Session: Next Generation

Taster Session: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

19 July 2015, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Have a go at portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award- winning artists. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

For ages 14–19. Free Booking is essential, please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

19 July 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display, turn yourself into a life-size sculpture and work with project artist Kate Peters on a photographic portrait of your sculpture.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

19 July 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display, turn yourself into a life-size sculpture and work with project artist Kate Peters on a photographic portrait of your sculpture.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 7+ accompanied by an adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
23 July 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets; from Thomas Tallis to Gracie Fields, Grace Jones to John Barry, Duke Ellington to Lord Creator; if you can hum it, he will try and play it.

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award Judges

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award Judges

A part of Late Shift
23 July 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Pim Baxter, Deputy Director and Chair of judges, is joined by fellow judges, artist Peter Monkman and Kim Mawhinney (Head of Art for National Museums Northern Ireland), to assess this year’s competition.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Juliet Fraser

Live Music: Juliet Fraser

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
24 July 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Fraser presents Morton Feldman’s rarely performed Three Voices.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 July 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Iconic Portraits (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Iconic Portraits (Day One)

25 July 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Marysa Dowling leads this workshop inspired by iconic photographic portraits of Audrey Hepburn.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Screening: War and Peace (1956,  PG)

Screening: War and Peace (1956, PG)

26 July 2015, 13:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Hepburn stars as Natasha opposite first husband Mel Ferrer’s Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in an adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA and Golden Globe.

Weekend Workshop: Iconic Portraits (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Iconic Portraits (Day Two)

26 July 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Marysa Dowling leads this workshop inspired by iconic photographic portraits of Audrey Hepburn.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

27 July 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Visualising Portraits: Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

Visualising Portraits: Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

30 July 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually. Explore this fascinating display on unconventional approaches to portraiture.

Lecture: “How Do I Look?” The Mystery of Audrey Hepburn

Lecture: “How Do I Look?” The Mystery of Audrey Hepburn

A part of Late Shift
30 July 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw deconstructs the look and the sound of Audrey Hepburn.

BSL Gallery Tour: Collection

BSL Gallery Tour: Collection

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
30 July 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Collection, picking out highlights along the way. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
30 July 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 July 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: English Folk Dance and Song Society: Jack Harris

Live Music: English Folk Dance and Song Society: Jack Harris

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
31 July 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Literate, narrative songwriting backed by intricate guitar work.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
31 July 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery. 

Life Drawing: Sculpting the Body on Paper

Life Drawing: Sculpting the Body on Paper

A part of Late Shift
31 July 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Gayna Pelham shows you how to ‘sculpt’ on paper, working from a life model and letting the form emerge from darkness or light.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

1 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Taster Session: Next Generation

Taster Session: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

1 August 2015, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Have a go at portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award- winning artists. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

For ages 14–19. Free Booking is essential, please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Sunday Session Photo Icon

Sunday Session Photo Icon

  • Workshop||Young People

2 August 2015, 13:00-16:00
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Free

Join us for a photoshoot on how to portray an icon, inspired by Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon. Led by photographers Emily Stein and Elizabeth Doak.

FREE. For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Family Art Workshop: Characters

Family Art Workshop: Characters

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

3 August 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop exploring how to create characters for your stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted and there will be a book-signing in the Exhibition Shop at 13.30.

Family Art Workshop: Characters

Family Art Workshop: Characters

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

3 August 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop exploring how to create characters for your stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted and there will be a book-signing in the Exhibition Shop at 13.30.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

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

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

  • Workshop||Young People

4 August 2015, 18:30-20:30
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Exclusive after-hours viewing of the BP Portrait Award 2015, with artists, art activities, competitions, music, refreshments and much more. For young people, by young people. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration.

FREE. For ages 14-19. RSVP essential. Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk with your full name, age and email address. Bookings open for non-Gallery members on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: Six Degrees of Separation

Lunchtime Lecture: Six Degrees of Separation

  • Lecture

6 August 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Photographer Kate Peters, whose work is on display in Creative Connections, explores the many surprising links between people with connections to Camden and provides insight into their fascinating lives.
Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
6 August 2015, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.

Conversation: Queer Perspectives

Conversation: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
6 August 2015, 19:00
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Free

Resident Artist Sadie Lee discusses works in the Collection which have a personal resonance.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Summer Holiday Activities: In The Frame

Summer Holiday Activities: In The Frame

  • Family||Workshop

27 July - 7 August 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Two weeks of ticketed and drop-in sessions inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015. Please note, places are limited for ticketed sessions. For ages 5+.
Live Music: Snowden: Sir Duo

Live Music: Snowden: Sir Duo

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
7 August 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The award-winning violin and guitar duo present their own transcriptions and compositions.

Screening: Love in the Afternoon (1957, PG)

Screening: Love in the Afternoon (1957, PG)

A part of Late Shift
7 August 2015, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Hepburn stars alongside Gary Cooper and Maurice Chevalier in Billy Wilder’s comedy, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
7 August 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

8 August 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under expert tuition. Suitable for all abilities.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

9 August 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under expert tuition. Suitable for all abilities.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
13 August 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portraiture.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
13 August 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: English Folk Dance and Song Society: Rosie Hood

Live Music: English Folk Dance and Song Society: Rosie Hood

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
14 August 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A concert by the young singer and recent BBC Performing Arts Fellow.

Screening: Funny Face (1957, U)

Screening: Funny Face (1957, U)

A part of Late Shift
14 August 2015, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Fred Astaire’s fashion photographer lures Audrey Hepburn’s beatnik bookshop clerk to Paris for a photoshoot, in her first musical role.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
14 August 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Pick up a Pencil: On Belonging

Pick up a Pencil: On Belonging

  • Workshop||Young People

15 August 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum, use a wide range of materials and be inspired by the Gallery’s Collection in these friendly drop-in drawing sessions which take place on the third Saturday of every month. To get started, all you have to do is pick up a pencil, no need to book. #PickUpAPencil

Drop-in drawing for ages 14–21. All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

16 August 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award, try out new paint techniques and processes to create a giant mural in our studio.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

16 August 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award, try out new paint techniques and processes to create a giant mural in our studio.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Architect of a Rare and Precious Talent

Lunchtime Lecture: Audrey Hepburn: Architect of a Rare and Precious Talent

  • Lecture

20 August 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Film historian Sandra Shevey examines the flint behind the floss, arguing that the success of Hepburn’s career was due to trenchant self-awareness combined with a willingness to take creative chances.
Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
20 August 2015, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

‘The Gallery is a special, quite sacred space so I like to start of with something gentle and soothingly familiar before moving onto more challenging and experimental pieces.'

Lecture: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Emancipation

Lecture: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Emancipation

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
20 August 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

To mark Slavery Remembrance Day, Dr Adam Smith reassesses President Abraham Lincoln’s role in the abolition of slavery in America.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Screening: The Nun’s Story (1959, U)

Screening: The Nun’s Story (1959, U)

A part of Late Shift
21 August 2015, 18:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

In this BAFTA Award-winning and Academy and Golden Globe nominated role, Hepburn plays Sister Luke, a young nun facing crisis after crisis of faith.

Live Music: Apple of my Eye

Live Music: Apple of my Eye

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
21 August 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The folk group sing sweet songs of love, loss and transformation.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
21 August 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Creative Portraits (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Creative Portraits (Day One)

22 August 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join photographer Kate Peters and have fun making creative portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Creative Portraits (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Creative Portraits (Day Two)

23 August 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join photographer Kate Peters and have fun making creative portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Visualising Portraits: On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

Visualising Portraits: On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

27 August 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2015

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2015

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 August 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world. Interpreted into BSL.
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 August 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Live Music: Peter Sheppard Skærved

Live Music: Peter Sheppard Skærved

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
28 August 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The violinist presents music by Tartini and Olofsson.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
28 August 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: After the Camden Town Group

Life Drawing: After the Camden Town Group

A part of Late Shift
28 August 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Working from a life model, and inspired by the artists of the Camden Town Group, explore tone and colour in your drawings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 August 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

31 August 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Displays (19)

Simon Schama’s The Face of Britain

Simon Schama’s The Face of Britain

16 September 2015 - 4 January 2016
Free

Simon Schama at the National Portrait Gallery, London © Oxford Film and Television Ltd

Historian Simon Schama joins forces with National Portrait Gallery curators to create five new displays exploring the development, character and meanings of British portraiture.

Spotlight

Spotlight

11 May - 30 June 2015
Room 31
Free

This showcase places the spotlight on Dame Barbara Hepworth’s career through three portraits by the photographers Madame Yevonde, Peter Keen and Mayotte Magnus.

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

14 March 2015 - 17 January 2016
Room 3
Free

This display explores the fashion for historical portraits in the early 19th-century by pairing watercolours of Tudor sitters made by George Perfect Harding with the original portraits.
Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

10 July 2014 - 19 October 2015
Room 5
Free

Recent investigation has revealed what may be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell beneath a portrait of the army officer Sir Arthur Hesilrige.

Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter

Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter

15 April - 13 September 2015
Room 6
Free

Prolific and successful in his lifetime, Cornelius Johnson is the forgotten man of 17th-century British art. This display looks at a range of his paintings including rarely seen portraits of the King’s children.

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

18 July 2014 - 1 September 2015
Room 16
Free

Throughout British history, the reigning monarch has operated a system of favouritism by which loyalty, support and achievement have been rewarded with privileges, titles and membership of exclusive groups. This system has been central to the hierarchy of traditional British society and has helped to protect the monarch and assert the crown’s authority.

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

25 November 2014 - 2 August 2015
Room 23
Free

A focus on the late-nineteenth-century phenomenon of American heiresses marrying into British aristocracy.  The display will explore how women such as Mary Curzon and Jennie Churchill became charismatic leaders of British society.

William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise

William Gifford Palgrave: Master of Disguise

3 August 2015 - 1 April 2016
Room 23
Free

This display showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of photographs of the leading British explorer and scholar of the Middle East, William Gifford Palgrave (1826-1888).
Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016
Room 24 and 31
Free

The works in these two component displays are drawn from around 2500 photographs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries generously donated by Terence Pepper, Senior Special Adviser on Photographs. Curators’ Choice is a tribute to his skills of detection and identification, and his eye for an overlooked or mis-identified sitter or photographer, as well as his interest in charting cultural life in all its variety.
Keir Hardie: Radical, Socialist, Feminist

Keir Hardie: Radical, Socialist, Feminist

14 July - 1 December 2015
Room 25: case display
Free

This display presents a selection of portraits of the first leader of the Labour Party in Parliament, James Keir Hardie (1856-1915), to mark the centenary of his death on 26 September 2015.
‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

18 November 2014 - 19 September 2015
Room 28: case display
Free

A range of nineteenth century Punch self-portraits, photographs of sculptors and Jewish personalities throws light on the writer and art historian Marion Harry Spielmann’s work, and his decades of generosity towards the Gallery.

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

18 November 2014 - 12 July 2015
Room 29
Free

This display showcases three self-portrait sketches by one of the most influential art teachers of the twentieth century, Henry Tonks (1862-1937).  The studies were made on the eve of the First World War, while Tonks was a teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

14 July 2015 - 1 March 2016
Room 29: case display
Free

A focus on the illustrator and writer, Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898). In a short life of intense and fevered activity, Beardsley produced many original and highly-finished black-and-white drawings for process block reproduction.
Women and the First World War

Women and the First World War

17 February - 25 October 2015
Room 31
Free

This display looks at the role women played during the war through a selection of portraits from the Gallery’s Photographic Collection.  

Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

18 March - 31 August 2015
Room 32
Free

Continuing in the INTERVENTIONS series, this display focuses on unconventional approaches to portraiture and features abstract portraits by Jack Smith of the composers Harrison Birtwistle and Colin Matthews and the choreographer Ashley Page.
On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

13 April - 31 August 2015
Room 33
Free

This display, fresh from its sensational showing at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi in 2013, is the result of six years spent with the Sidi people, an Indian community of African descent. The artist's charming and poignant portraits raise universal questions about nationality, ethnic origin, and the nature of diaspora.

Snowdon: A Life in View

Snowdon: A Life in View

26 September 2014 - 21 June 2015
Room 37 and 37a
Free

This display celebrates a major gift of photographs from Lord Snowdon to the Gallery in 2013, and coincides with a new monograph published by Rizzoli.

Creative Connections Year 3: Camden

Creative Connections Year 3: Camden

1 July - 10 October 2015
Room 37 and 37a
Free

Creative Connections is a four-year project connecting young people with contemporary artists to create a series of new artworks inspired by the Gallery’s Collection.

The spotlights for the third year of the project are the London borough of Camden and the portraits and biographies of people who have local connections. The project partner is Haverstock school and the artist is photographer Kate Peters. Together they explored the Gallery and its photographic Collection, the history of the borough and created new portraits in response to these. The students and Kate’s work will be shown alongside the Gallery Collection in the display.

Friendship Portraits: Chantal Joffe and Ishbel Myerscough

Friendship Portraits: Chantal Joffe and Ishbel Myerscough

11 June - 28 September 2015
Room 41 and 41a
Free

Friendship Portraits, a display of paintings and drawings by Chantal Joffe and Ishbel Myerscough, captures their very particular artistic collaboration. Self-portraits, portraits of each other and portraits of their children explore their lives and shared history from their student days to the present.

Supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust

Beyond the Gallery (3)

Royals: then & now

Royals: then & now

  • Partnership exhibition

28 February - 1 November 2015
Beningbrough Hall, York

Marking the 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I, Royals: then & now brings major contemporary portraits to Beningbrough Hall to create a dialogue between today’s royal family and their Hanoverian ancestors.

Picture the Poet

Picture the Poet

  • Partnership exhibition

3 September 2014 - 29 November 2015
Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

Pictured & Seen

Pictured & Seen

  • Partnership exhibition

15 March 2014 - 30 November 2015
Montacute House
Free

The display focuses on the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture.