Dates are subject to change
4 October 2017 - 25 February 2018
Social documentary photographer Katherine Green works with students from Farnborough Academy, to explore community identities, inspired by the Collection and sitters with a link to the city. In partnership with Nottingham
Creative Connections is generously supported by the Palley family.
21 July 2017 - 2 December 2018
This display looks at a selection of the portraits of some of the most prominent figures of the early years of reform in England, including the prints that were created to disseminate their ideas and commemorate their lives.
6 October 2017 - 7 January 2018
This display shows Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Self-portrait of c.1640 in the context of new work by Julian Opie, one of Britain’s foremost contemporary artists. Works influenced by Van Dyck and artists of the period are displayed in dialogue with Van Dyck’s self-portrait in the midst of the seventeenth-century galleries.
17 April 2017 - 16 March 2018
This display draws together historic and contemporary works from the Collection that engage with this complex, sometimes troubling, relationship.
29 March - 30 October 2017
These portraits by contemporary artist Marlene Dumas (b.1953) represent Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), also known as ‘Bosie’. Wilde is one of the most significant writers, dramatists and poets of the late nineteenth-century.
28 February - 1 October 2017
To mark the centenary of the First World War, this display presents a selection of men and women who wrote poetry both from the trenches and on the home front during the conflict.
27 August 2016 - 31 July 2017
Room 24: case display
This display surveys the depiction and transmission of celebrity through print, highlighting the skill of printmakers who portrayed the ingenuity of the London stage.
6 September 2016 - 6 August 2017
Room 25: case display
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.
4 November 2017 - 7 October 2018
The Gallery celebrates photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection displaying classic images and rarely seen gems of artists, writers and actors by Edward Steichen, James Abbe, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton and Dorothy Wilding among others.
17 October 2016 - 29 October 2017
From October 2016 the Gallery will celebrate photography with an installation dedicated to its extraordinary Photographs Collection.
9 August 2017 - 28 January 2018
The late 1980s saw a new generation of young musicians, actors and novelists receiving critical acclaim for their work. This display presents portraits of these now celebrated cultural figures.
22 November 2016 - 6 August 2017
This display features seven portraits and quotations from Speak its Name!, a new book that marks the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
27 May - 1 October 2017
With the question of migration one of intense current debate, Émigrés comprises work by artists from abroad who came to Great Britain in response to the Second World War.
27 March - 3 September 2017
This display will present studio portraits taken by Madani in which two people of the same sex kiss or tenderly embrace. By returning to these historical documents, Zaatari explores the specific cultural and political histories contained within Madani’s portraits.
9 March - 24 September 2017
David Gwinnutt away from the lights and publicity of the clubs, captured these sitters in the intimacy of their own homes, often squats or rented council accommodation. Using only his handheld camera and natural light, these grainy black and white photographs feel unguarded and spontaneous, offering a privileged glimpse into the private worlds of these rising stars who lived, worked and played together.
24 June - 24 September 2017
Room 41 and 41A
This display showcases self-portraits by the Cameroonian-born artist Samuel Fosso (b.1962). It includes work made in the 1970s alongside a body of new self-portraits made in 2015 – 16, which are being exhibited here for the first time.