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Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

  • Talks and Lectures

23 September 2017, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Katherine of Aragon, queen of England, came to England in 1501, aged fifteen, to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales, but only months after the marriage Arthur died.

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: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Talks and Lectures

24 September 2017, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Anne is one of the most famous queens in English history, although her reign only lasted for three years, she helped to change the course of history.

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: Chevalier d'Eon

Portrait of the Day: Chevalier d'Eon

  • Talks and Lectures

25 September 2017, 12:30
Room 12
Free

The Chevalier d'Eon was a French soldier, diplomat, spy and fencing demonstrator who lived as a woman from 1777.

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: Adelina Patti

Portrait of the Day: Adelina Patti

  • Talks and Lectures

26 September 2017, 12:30
Room 22
Free

'The Unknown Diva'. Adelina Patti is arguably the world's first true "celebrity" and yet today very few people have heard of her.

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 September 2017, 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: Sir Samuel Romilly

Portrait of the Day: Sir Samuel Romilly

  • Talks and Lectures

28 September 2017, 12:30
Room 20
Free

A leading Whig law reformer, Romilly had an unrivalled knowledge of the criminal law of Britain and the Continent. Along with Sir Francis Burdett, he was one of a small group of progressive Whigs whole-heartedly in support of Parliamentary reform.

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: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

Visualising Portraits: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

28 September 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Find out more about this display which includes work by artists who came to Britain in response to the Second World War.

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

Lecture: Truth and Imagination, or What do Artists see in Dress?

A part of Late Shift
28 September 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dress historian Aileen Ribeiro explores the intimate relationship between art and dress from the 17th century to the early 20th century

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

BSL Gallery Tour: Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of this display of distinctive work by artists who were refugees from Austria and Poland. Led in BSL.

Portrait of the Day: Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Portrait of the Day: Prince Charles Edward Stuart

  • Talks and Lectures

29 September 2017, 12:30
Room 11
Free

Bonnie Prince Charlie", or the Young Pretender, was the grandson of James II, who was deposed in 1688.

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: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Portrait of the Day: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

  • Talks and Lectures

30 September 2017, 12:30
Room 20
Free

The most famous soldier and statesman of his day, Wellington's early victories were in India and the Spanish Peninsula.

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

1 October 2017, 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 2017, 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.

In Conversation: Catherine Opie with Dr Nicholas Cullinan

In Conversation: Catherine Opie with Dr Nicholas Cullinan

2 October 2017, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Tickets required: Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The seminal American photographer Catherine Opie talks to Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of The National Portrait Gallery about her wide-ranging practice and her recent body of work, Portraits and Landscapes.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 October 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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: Thomas Gainsborough: Chameleon of Art

Lunchtime Lecture: Thomas Gainsborough: Chameleon of Art

5 October 2017, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

James Hamilton, biographer of cultural giants including Turner and Faraday, reveals the passions that drove Gainsborough, and the cross-currents of intrigue and personality that lie within his portraits.

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Nottingham

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Nottingham

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
5 October 2017, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Project artist Katherine Green talks about the display of new work created in collaboration with students from Farnborough Academy, Nottingham

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 October 2017, 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.

Study Day: The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

Study Day: The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

6 October 2017, 09:15-16:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £40 (£35 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us for an in-depth investigation of the current major exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 October 2017, 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 October 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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.

In Conversation: Iris Murdoch and Visual Culture

In Conversation: Iris Murdoch and Visual Culture

A part of Late Shift
12 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dr Anne Rowe, Dr Frances White and Dr Lucy Bolton examine the impact of the visual arts on Murdoch’s work and think about the ways in which her writings can enhance our understanding of visual culture including painting, photography, sculpture and cinema.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 October 2017, 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

14 October 2017, 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 October 2017, 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 October 2017, 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

17 October 2017, 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

17 October 2017, 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

17 October 2017, 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: Thomas Howard and his marbles – the first great English art collector

Lunchtime Lecture: Thomas Howard and his marbles – the first great English art collector

19 October 2017, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist and author Liz Rideal looks at Thomas Howard, courtier, art collector one of the first Grand Tourists, and patron of Rubens, Inigo Jones and Wenceslaus Hollar.

In Conversation: Victorian Celebrities: G.F. Watts’ Hall of Fame

In Conversation: Victorian Celebrities: G.F. Watts’ Hall of Fame

A part of Late Shift
19 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us to celebrate 200 years since the birth of painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts. Writer and broadcaster A N Wilson and Art Historian Richard Ormond discuss Watts’ extraordinary career as a portraitist. The discussion is chaired by Alison Smith, curator of Victorian art at Tate Britain.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 October 2017, 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 2017, 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

21 October 2017, 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 October 2017, 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 October 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Visualising Portraits: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

26 October 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover works created by Julian Opie in response to Van Dyck’s Self-portrait.

In Conversation: Cézanne Portraits

In Conversation: Cézanne Portraits

A part of Late Shift
26 October 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

John Elderfield, curator of the major new exhibition Cézanne Portraits, talks to Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts.

BSL Tour: Creative Connections: Nottingham

BSL Tour: Creative Connections: Nottingham

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

A tour of this display which presents new work documenting insights into community identities in Nottingham. Led in BSL.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 October 2017, 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

28 October 2017, 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

29 October 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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

1 November 2017, 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 2017, 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: The Russian Revolution and British Society

Lunchtime Lecture: The Russian Revolution and British Society

2 November 2017, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

As the Revolution of October 1917 hit the headlines, Britain was already fired by the energy and exoticism of the Russian ballet.

Lecture: Through the glass Darkly - Black History and Portraiture

Lecture: Through the glass Darkly - Black History and Portraiture

A part of Late Shift
2 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

With a special focus on black British history, broadcaster, writer and historian David Olusoga explores the relationship between biography and portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 2017, 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

7 November 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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.

Late Shift Extra: Queer Perspectives is 10!

Late Shift Extra: Queer Perspectives is 10!

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
9 November 2017, 18:00-21:00
Free

Join us for an extravaganza to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Gallery’s pioneering LGBTQI programme curated and hosted by artist Sadie Lee

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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.

In Conversation: Todd Hido

In Conversation: Todd Hido

13 November 2017, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

American photographer Todd Hido speaks to Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery,  about previously unseen prints from a new body of work that are on display as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 November 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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: Nicola Hicks: A Life in Mud and Straw

Lunchtime Lecture: Nicola Hicks: A Life in Mud and Straw

16 November 2017, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Internationally renowned figurative sculptor Nicola Hicks talks about how and why she sculpts, the materials she uses, and her vision that sees all that she does as portraiture. In partnership with The Society of Portrait Sculptors.

Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

A part of Late Shift
16 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Novelist Joanna Trollope, who updated Sense and Sensibility in 2013, describes what it was like to take a novel written in 1809 and make it as relevant and sharply observant to contemporary readers.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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

21 November 2017, 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 2017, 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 2017, 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.

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

A part of Late Shift
23 November 2017, 18:30-19:15
Room 7
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

There are two sessions – the first at 18.30 and the second at 19.30.


In this gallery talk, artist Julian Opie discusses the subjects and processes behind his works currently on display in Julian Opie after Van Dyck.

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

Gallery Talk: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

A part of Late Shift
23 November 2017, 19:30-20:15
Room 7
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

There are two sessions – the first at 18.30 and the second at 19.30.


In this gallery talk, artist Julian Opie discusses the subjects and processes behind his works currently on display in Julian Opie after Van Dyck.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 November 2017, 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 2017, 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

28 November 2017, 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

29 November 2017, 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 2017, 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: Creative Connections: Nottingham

Visualising Portraits: Creative Connections: Nottingham

30 November 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In this display which includes inspirational sitters connected to Nottingham.

Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

Lecture: ‘Sit like an apple’: painting people as if they were things

A part of Late Shift
30 November 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Professor Paul Smith, University of Warwick, attempts to explain why Cézanne painted portraits, and apples, in the peculiar way he did.

BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

BSL Gallery Tour: Julian Opie after Van Dyck

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

John Wilson explores the influences of Van Dyck and his contemporaries upon Julian Opie’s work. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.