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Exhibitions (3)

William Eggleston Portraits

William Eggleston Portraits

21 July - 23 October 2016
Porter Gallery

This exhibition of 100 works surveys Eggleston’s full career from the 1960s to the present day and is the most comprehensive display of his portrait photography ever.
Picasso Portraits

Picasso Portraits

6 October 2016 - 5 February 2017
Wolfson Gallery

Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

17 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Porter Gallery

Portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

Events (139)

Portrait of the Day: Horatio Nelson

Portrait of the Day: Horatio Nelson

  • Talks and Lectures

29 September 2016, 12:30
Room 17
Free

Nelson's victories during the wars with France gripped the popular imagination, making him the most enduring of British heroes.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits: Access:  Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-Portraiture in Britain

Visualising Portraits: Access: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-Portraiture in Britain

29 September 2016, 14:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Get closer to Van Dyck and his contemporaries.
In Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider’s View

In Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider’s View

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Jo Ann Walters and Peter Fraser, two celebrated photographers who both spent time working side by side with Eggleston in Memphis, in conversation with the Gallery’s Head of Photographs, Phillip Prodger.

BSL Gallery Tour: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-Portraiture in Britain

BSL Gallery Tour: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-Portraiture in Britain

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the Van Dyck display. Led in BSL.

Portrait of the Day: Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale)

Portrait of the Day: Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale)

  • Talks and Lectures

30 September 2016, 12:30
Room 12
Free

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

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Cevanne and Crewdson

Live Music: Cevanne and Crewdson

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 September 2016, 18:30
Room 12, Floor 2
Free

New folk made from field recordings with harp, voices and electronic inventions.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
30 September 2016, 18:30-20:30
Meet in Room 31, Floor 1
Free

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

Life Drawing: Lucian Freud Unseen

Life Drawing: Lucian Freud Unseen

A part of Late Shift
30 September 2016, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Be inspired by Lucian Freud’s approach to drawing and painting the figure, looking closely at his methods of mark making, working with and against the contours of the body. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Young People: Sunday Session: In Colour

Young People: Sunday Session: In Colour

  • Workshop||Young People

2 October 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment in colour photography techniques using polaroids, inspired by the work of William Eggleston with photographers Othello De’Souza Hartley and Emily Stein.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Picasso Portraits

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Picasso Portraits

  • For Members

5 October 2016, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson and Ground Floor Learner Galleries
Fully Booked

Picasso’s Portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 September

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Conscientious Objectors

Lunchtime Lecture: Conscientious Objectors

6 October 2016
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

In 1916 a new word entered the British language – ‘conchy’. Meant as an insult, it referred to conscientious objectors, those men who, despite enormous pressure, refused to pick up arms and fight. Author Ann Kramer introduces some of the conscientious objectors, examines their reasons for taking this highly unpopular stand, and explores their legacy.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
6 October 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as the Live DJ creates a set in response to the works on display. Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: Diana Widmaier-Picasso

In Conversation: Diana Widmaier-Picasso

A part of Late Shift
6 October 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Art historian Diana Widmaier-Picasso gives her unique perspective on her grandfather’s portraiture. In conversation with Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
7 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Live Music: Picasso Portraits:  Ani Batikian

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Ani Batikian

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
7 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Works for solo violin by JS Bach, Ysaÿe and Paganini plus three new musical sketches of Picasso by Roland Roberts.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: From Blue to Rose: exploring the influence of colour in Picasso’s early portraits

Weekend Workshop: From Blue to Rose: exploring the influence of colour in Picasso’s early portraits

8 October - 9 October 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall and examine Picasso’s use of colour to convey his mood. We will look at his restricted use of colour during his Blue period and on into the warmer tones of his Rose period as he came out of his depression. This is a practical painting workshop, using acrylics with a model and includes a tour of the exhibition.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
13 October 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as the Live DJ creates a set in response to the works on display. DJ Ben Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Screening: Derek (18), Dungeness

Screening: Derek (18), Dungeness

A part of Late Shift
13 October 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Over two nights, collaborators Isaac Julien and Colin MacCabe present their work, posing questions about the nature of portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Producer Colin MacCabe introduces a special screening of The Seasons in Quincy, a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. Followed by Q&A. (90 minutes, 2015. Dir. Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton.)

Live Music: Portrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio Guide

Live Music: Portrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio Guide

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures||The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 19:30
Room 20
Free

BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill is joined by Portrait Choir Artistic Director Gregory Batsleer and a Gallery curator, to discuss the ‘Choral Audio Guide’ and how Portraiture and Music can go hand in hand.

Live Music: Portrait Choir: Surround sound

Live Music: Portrait Choir: Surround sound

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 18:30-20:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A specially created sound instillation of choral music inspired by the Gallery’s Collection as well as pop up performances by members of the Portrait Choir.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: The Big Draw

Pick up a Pencil: The Big Draw

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

15 October 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Come and explore scientific drawing with us, the Gallery’s Youth Forum. Part of the National Campaign for Drawing.

For all abilities, all materials provided. 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

  • Talks and Lectures

16 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Portrait Choir: Everything You Can Imagine is Real

Live Music: Portrait Choir: Everything You Can Imagine is Real

15 October - 16 October 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The Portrait Choir collaborate with musician and director Andrew Staples to create ‘Everything you can imagine is real’.

Family: The Big Draw Family Festival

Family: The Big Draw Family Festival

  • Family

16 October 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us as we take over the Gallery for our Family Drawing Day exploring different styles of drawing from figurative to abstraction and cubism, inspired by Picasso Portraits.

 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

Lunchtime Lecture: Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

20 October 2016
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Biographer Matthew Dennison looks at the life of Beatrix Potter, one of the world’s bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
20 October 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Screening: The Stuart Hall Project

Screening: The Stuart Hall Project

  • Film||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
20 October 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Explore the story of Stuart Hall, the cultural theorist and one of the founders of the academic discipline of cultural studies in Britain, whose words feature in Black Chronicles. (96 minutes, 2013. Dir. John Akomfrah.)

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Conference: The Missing Chapter: Cultural Identities and The Photographic Archive

Conference: The Missing Chapter: Cultural Identities and The Photographic Archive

  • Conference

21 October 2016, 10:00-16:30

CANCELLED

The Gallery regrets that due to unforeseen circumstances The Missing Chapter conference has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. The display continues until 11 December 2016  and further information about the Black Chronicles events programme can be found here.

Live Music: Please check signage on the day for details

Live Music: Please check signage on the day for details

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
21 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Please check signage on the day

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
21 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

One-day Workshop: Black Chronicles

One-day Workshop: Black Chronicles

22 October 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £75 (£60 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by visual artist and photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley, explore and respond to Black Chronicles. Beginning with a tour of the display, you will then work with a model in a recreation of a Victorian studio setting, inspired by the studio portraiture on show.

Suitable for all abilities.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

One-day Workshop: Black Chronicles

One-day Workshop: Black Chronicles

23 October 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £75 (£60 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by visual artist and photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley, explore and respond to Black Chronicles. Beginning with a tour of the display, you will then work with a model in a recreation of a Victorian studio setting, inspired by the studio portraiture on show.

Suitable for all abilities.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

Visualising Portraits: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

27 October 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover this Belgian artist’s portraits of people wearing glasses.

Three Day Workshop: Black Chronicles

Three Day Workshop: Black Chronicles

  • Workshop||Young People

25 October - 27 October 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create portraits using photography techniques and bring your work alive with spoken word inspired by the Black Chronicles display with a guest performance by poet Anthony Anaxagorou and photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley.

 

Three Day Workshop Showcase: Black Chronicles

Three Day Workshop Showcase: Black Chronicles

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

27 October 2016, 17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us for a showcase of works produced by the participants of the Young People’s Three Day Workshop: Black Chronicles.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.

In Conversation: Antony Gormley

In Conversation: Antony Gormley

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2016, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Antony Gormley talks to curator Paul Moorhouse about his current display, OBJECT, his views on portraiture and how he perceives his work in the context of the Gallery’s Collection.

BSL Tour Antony Gormley: OBJECT

BSL Tour Antony Gormley: OBJECT

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura looks at the display of work by one of the UK’s most prominent artists. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Family: Holiday Activities: Angles and Abstraction

Family: Holiday Activities: Angles and Abstraction

  • Family||Workshop

24 October - 28 October 2016
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+ Some events are drop- in

Join in with a range of workshops from animation to set design with our artist-led sessions. The 14.30 session on Monday 24 October will be BSL interpreted.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
28 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Life Drawing: Picasso’s People

Life Drawing: Picasso’s People

A part of Late Shift
28 October 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore Picasso’s many different approaches to the figure in this session led by artist Robin-Lee Hall.

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
28 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The viola and guitar duo present an Iberian programme of Albéniz and Loureiro in response to Picasso Portraits.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 October 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room: Antony Gormley : OBJECT

The Drawing Room: Antony Gormley : OBJECT

  • Workshop

31 October 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Be inspired by OBJECT a new installation by Antony Gormley.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Evelyn Dove: Britain’s Black Cabaret Queen

Lunchtime Lecture: Evelyn Dove: Britain’s Black Cabaret Queen

3 November 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Stephen Bourne celebrates the life and career of the singer Evelyn Dove, the subject of his latest book.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
3 November 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Speak its Name!

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Speak its Name!

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
3 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Resident artist Sadie Lee celebrates the launch of the Gallery’s new book, Speak its Name!, a collection of funny, moving and inspiring quotations by and about famous LGBT people from the Gallery’s Collection.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
4 November 2016, 18:30
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

  • Talks and Lectures

5 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Portrait Choir: Singing Day: Picasso Portraits

The Portrait Choir: Singing Day: Picasso Portraits

6 November 2016, 10:30-15:30
Tickets: £25 (£22 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

A day exploring choral music in connection with the Gallery’s current Picasso Portraits exhibition, including music by Fauré, Durufle and Weil. Day includes a ticket to the exhibition plus a talk from a Gallery Curator.
Sunday session: Animating Abstraction

Sunday session: Animating Abstraction

  • Young People

6 November 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Use animation techniques to transform your drawings into abstraction informed by the Picasso Portraits exhibition. Led by artists Lizzy Hobbs and Shelley Wain.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
10 November 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
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.

In Conversation: Luc Tuymans

In Conversation: Luc Tuymans

A part of Late Shift
10 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Luc Tuymans, one of the most respected and critically-acclaimed painters working today, talks about the unique display of his portraits of sitters wearing glasses with Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: EFG London Jazz Festival: Laura Zakian

Live Music: EFG London Jazz Festival: Laura Zakian

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
11 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The acclaimed jazz singer presents her new project ‘Finding Frank’ that includes popular and lesser-known songs by Frank Sinatra.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
11 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Screening: The Battle of the Somme

Screening: The Battle of the Somme

A part of Late Shift
11 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free Tickets required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

A special screening of the first feature-length documentary record of combat, is shown in commemoration of Armistice Day. 74 minutes, with a new score by Laura Rossi.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: The Portrait Choir: Memorial Ground

Live Music: The Portrait Choir: Memorial Ground

  • Music||The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
12 November 2016, 19:00
Free

The Portrait Choir commemorates the centenary of The Battle of the Somme in special out of hours performances of David Lang’s new choral work Memorial Ground.



Unfortunately this performance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The performance on 4 June at 11.00 will take place as planned.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Picasso, the Neoclassical and Photography

Weekend Workshop: Picasso, the Neoclassical and Photography

12 November - 13 November 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking Picasso’s neoclassical phase as a starting point, explore the work of artists who inspired him and his working methods, with painter Andy Pankhurst.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • For Members

16 November 2016, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading competition to celebrate and promote the very best in contemporary international photography. This is a Members favourite and consists of works from artists of ages 18 and over from around the world.

No need to RSVP for this event. Please bring your Membership card with you to ensure entry.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Ivan Meštrović , Croatian Sculptor and his portraits

Lunchtime Lecture: Ivan Meštrović , Croatian Sculptor and his portraits

17 November 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Flora Turner-Vuceti´c looks at the art and life of Ivan Meštrovi´c (1883 – 1962), Croatian sculptor, painter, draughtsman, architect, writer and poet through a discussion of his portraits. In partnership with the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
17 November 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Lecture: Jane Austen At Home

Lecture: Jane Austen At Home

A part of Late Shift
17 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Lucy Worsley gives an illustrated tour of the houses where Jane Austen lived and discusses the business of her daily life and how she found the time to write her books. In partnership with Jane Austen’s House Museum.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
18 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A concert dedicated to works by de Falla and Granados, contemporaries of Picasso.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
18 November 2016, 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.

Youth Insights: Talks on Van Dyck

Youth Insights: Talks on Van Dyck

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

19 November 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Members of the Gallery’s Youth Forum lead a short talk on the Van Dyck Exhibition.

Youth Insights: Talks on Van Dyck

Youth Insights: Talks on Van Dyck

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

19 November 2016, 11:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Members of the Gallery’s Youth Forum lead a short talk on the Van Dyck Exhibition.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: Antony Gormley: Sculptural drawing

Pick up a Pencil: Antony Gormley: Sculptural drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

19 November 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Sculptural drawing Anthony Gormley – OBJECT.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Family Session: OBJECT

Drop-in Family Session: OBJECT

  • Family||Workshop

20 November 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the installation OBJECT by artist Antony Gormley, make large-scale models of family and friends using a range of materials.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session: OBJECT

Drop-in Family Session: OBJECT

  • Family||Workshop

20 November 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the installation OBJECT by artist Antony Gormley, make large-scale models of family and friends using a range of materials.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits Antony Gormley: OBJECT

Visualising Portraits Antony Gormley: OBJECT

24 November 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore OBJECT a new installation by Antony Gormley.
Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2016, 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.

In Conversation: Picasso and Sylvette David

In Conversation: Picasso and Sylvette David

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Lydia Corbett (nee Sylvette David) was one of very few people to model for Picasso at his request. She talks to curator Elizabeth Cowling about her experiences with the artist in 1954.

BSL Gallery Tour: Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948

BSL Gallery Tour: Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Dafydd Jones leads a tour of the display that gives a unique snapshot of black lives and experiences. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
25 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Good Enough for Nelson

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Good Enough for Nelson

  • Friday Night Music

A part of Late Shift
25 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A celebration of Trafalgar Square in words and music.

Life Drawing: Picasso with the Old Masters

Life Drawing: Picasso with the Old Masters

A part of Late Shift
25 November 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for a dynamic evening of life drawing from a model, with poses inspired by Picasso and the Old Masters.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits

Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits

26 November - 27 November 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016, hone your studio skills in this practical workshop working with a model.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

The Drawing Room: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

  • Workshop

28 November 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Explore portraits by this Belgian artist.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 November 2016, 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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Members’ Evening Private View: Picasso Portraits and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Members’ Evening Private View: Picasso Portraits and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • For Members

4 January 2017, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter and Ground Floor Learner Galleries

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

Please RSVP for this event from 1 November

Displays (13)

Spotlight

Spotlight

6 September - 11 December 2016
Room 31
Free

This Spotlight forms part of Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 and includes works of dancer Ram Gopal.

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

19 February - 31 December 2016
Room 3
Free

This small display of paintings and miniatures explores the collars and ruffs that were such a striking feature of sixteenth and seventeenth century dress. Their design and scale changed continually over the period, with each decade heralding a new fashion that allowed sitters to demonstrate their wealth and style.

Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-portraiture in Britain

Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-portraiture in Britain

16 September 2016 - 8 January 2017
Room 5
Free

The National Portrait Gallery has the best collection of early British self-portraits in the world. This display, the second of three to be held at the Gallery as part of the tour of the recently acquired Van Dyck self-portrait, considers the painting in the context of this fascinating collection. It includes the earliest oil self-portrait painted in Britain, as well as works by Isaac Oliver, Sir Peter Lely and Mary Beale. A highlight will be the striking self-portrait by William Dobson, on loan from a private collection, which hung as a pair with the Van Dyck portrait for 300 years.

Organised with support from the Art Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund

Luc Tuymans: Glasses

Luc Tuymans: Glasses

4 October 2016 - 26 March 2017
Room 16
Free

A display of portraits of sitters wearing glasses made and selected by the internationally renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans.

Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948

Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948

18 May - 11 December 2016
Room 23, 31 and 33
Free

Black Chronicles brings together over thirty photographs which present a unique snapshot of black lives and experiences. Developed in collaboration with Autograph ABP, this intervention includes some of the earliest photographs from the Gallery’s Collection alongside rediscovered photographs from the Hulton Archive. These portraits highlight an important and complex black presence in Britain before 1948, a watershed moment when the Empire Windrush brought the first large group of West Indians to the UK.

Part of Autograph ABP’s The Missing Chapter programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

27 August 2016 - 2 July 2017
Room 24: case display
Free

This display surveys the depiction and transmission of celebrity through print, highlighting the skill of printmakers who portrayed the ingenuity of the London stage.

At the Despatch Box: Gladstone in Action

At the Despatch Box: Gladstone in Action

6 September 2015 - 4 June 2017
Room 25: case display
Free

Offering a glimpse of William Gladstone’s legendary performances in parliament, this display focuses on the sketches of the politician made by the artists employed to document parliamentary proceedings for the illustrated press.
Setting the Scene: Staging and Backdrops in Studio Photographs

Setting the Scene: Staging and Backdrops in Studio Photographs

22 March - 4 December 2016
Room 28: case display
Free

This display shows the inventiveness and skill demonstrated by some of the Victorian period's most sought-after photographers.

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

17 October 2016 - 1 October 2017
Room 29
Free

From October 2016 the Gallery will celebrate photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection.

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete

14 July 2015 - 30 September 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.
Conscientious Objectors of the First World War

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War

21 June 2016 - 5 February 2017
Room 31: case display
Free

This display marks one hundred years since the introduction of conscription by Herbert Asquith's government, in March 1916.

Lewis Morley ‘Mammoth’ Prints

Lewis Morley ‘Mammoth’ Prints

25 February - 20 November 2016
Room 32
Free

Included in the display are sensational portraits of the brilliant, ill-fated playwright Joe Orton, and two portraits of model Christine Keeler, whose suggestive erotic pose straddling a wooden chair became one of the defining images of the 1960s.

Antony Gormley – OBJECT

Antony Gormley – OBJECT

7 September 2016 - 21 May 2017
Room 32
Free

Antony Gormley – OBJECT comprises a cast-iron life-size sculpture cast from the artist’s body suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing main hall alongside Fall, a selection of drawings depicting a solitary figure occupying a void.

Beyond the Gallery (3)

Tanya Raabe-Webber

Tanya Raabe-Webber

16 July - 1 October 2016
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, London, Stoke City Football Club and Beningbrough Hall, York

Portraits Untold explores and celebrates the diversity of our common humanity through a series of four live portrait sittings with high profile figures in well-known venues across the UK.

Portraits Untold has been developed by artist Tanya Raabe-Webber in partnership with the host venues

Supported by Arts Council England.

Copying Holbein

Copying Holbein

  • Partnership exhibition

5 March - 30 October 2016
Montacute house, Somerset

This display brings together a selection of portraits of prominent individuals from the court of Henry VIII, all of which are copies after portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger. The exhibition will be on display at Montacute House in Somerset, one of the Gallery’s long term regional partners.
Happy Birthday Beningbrough – Celebrating 300 Years 1716 – 2016

Happy Birthday Beningbrough – Celebrating 300 Years 1716 – 2016

  • Partnership exhibition

1 March - 30 October 2016
Beningbrough Hall, York

To help Beningbrough celebrate its 300th birthday, Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, has curated a display of significant portraits from the Gallery’s Collection to represent each century.