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Exhibitions (2)

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Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky

Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky

17 March - 26 June 2016
Porter Gallery
Admission fee applies
Free for Members

Russia and the Arts is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a selection of masterpieces on loan from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

BP Portrait Award 2016

BP Portrait Award 2016

23 June - 4 September 2016
Wolfson Gallery
Admission Free

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary portrait painting.

Events (69)

69 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 June 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 Workshop: Who are you looking at?

Family Workshop: Who are you looking at?

  • Family||Workshop

1 June 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Join artist Marc Woodhead for a creative session focussing on how artists make portraits. During the session families can experiment with materials and techniques to create their own portrait.

This session is aimed at children aged 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

 

Family Workshop: Who are you looking at?

Family Workshop: Who are you looking at?

  • Family||Workshop

1 June 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Join artist Marc Woodhead for a creative session focussing on how artists make portraits. During the session families can experiment with materials and techniques to create their own portrait.

This session is aimed at children aged 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 June 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 Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

  • Family||Workshop

2 June 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Visit our photographic studio to create a sculptural photographic portrait using everyday objects and inspired by the collections. During the session, photographer Marysa Dowling will talk about her work and support you in creating a special family portrait.

This session is aimed at children aged 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

 

Lunchtime Lecture: The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

Lunchtime Lecture: The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

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

Biographer Anna Keay looks at the tumultuous life of James, Duke of Monmouth, the adored illegitimate son of Charles II, described by Pepys as ‘the most skittish, leaping gallant that ever I saw…’

Family Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

  • Family||Workshop

2 June 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Visit our photographic studio to create a sculptural photographic portrait using everyday objects and inspired by the collections. During the session, photographer Marysa Dowling will talk about her work and support you in creating a special family portrait.

This session is aimed at children aged 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

 

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
2 June 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.

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

  • Music||The Portrait Choir

2 June 2016, 18:30

Unfortunately this performance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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


The Portrait Choir perform music by some of the most renowned composers in the Gallery Collection, from Henry Purcell to John Tavener.



Unfortunately this performance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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

Lecture: New Legacies: Russia’s contemporary artists, collectors and private cultural institutions

Lecture: New Legacies: Russia’s contemporary artists, collectors and private cultural institutions

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

Jo Vickery, International Director of Russian Art, Sotheby’s, presents the work of key Russian artists from 1945 to today, with reference to the rise of new private institutions and foundations and what they are collecting.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 June 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 Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

  • Family||Workshop

3 June 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Visit our photographic studio to create a sculptural photographic portrait using everyday objects and inspired by the collections. During the session, photographer Marysa Dowling will talk about her work and support you in creating a special family portrait.

This session is aimed at children aged 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

 

Family Art Workshop

Family Art Workshop

  • Family||Workshop

3 June 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Visit our photographic studio to create a sculptural photographic portrait using everyday objects and inspired by the collections. During the session, photographer Marysa Dowling will talk about her work and support you in creating a special family portrait.

This session is aimed at children aged 5+ plus an accompanying adult.

 

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 June 2016, 18:30
Meet in Room 31, Floor 1
Free

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

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Investec Opera Holland Park

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Investec Opera Holland Park

  • Friday Night Music

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

A collection of arias and songs from Russian operas and literature.

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

  • Music||The Portrait Choir

4 June 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The Portrait Choir perform music by some of the most renowned composers in the Gallery Collection, from Henry Purcell to John Tavener.



Portrait of the Day: Edith Evans

Portrait of the Day: Edith Evans

  • Talks and Lectures

4 June 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Evans's career as an actor spanned almost seventy years, and over 150 characters.

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 Isaac Newton

Portrait of the Day: Sir Isaac Newton

  • Talks and Lectures

5 June 2016, 12:30
Room 8
Free

An immensely influential mathematical scientist, in one year (1665-6), when driven from Cambridge by plague, Newton formulated a series of important theories concerning light, colour, calculus and the 'universal law of gravitation'.

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 June 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

7 June 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 June 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: George Stephenson

Portrait of the Day: George Stephenson

  • Talks and Lectures

9 June 2016, 12:30
Room 19
Free

Stephenson, the inventor, was a practical engineer without formal education.

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: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
9 June 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Lasting Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure

In Conversation: Lasting Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure

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

Film scholars Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright and guests discuss the various reasons why some film stars endure far more than others.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 June 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.

Russia & the Arts International Conference

Russia & the Arts International Conference

10 June 2016, 10:00-17:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £30 (£25 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Includes exhibition ticket, Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking its cue from the exhibition Russia and the Arts: the Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky, this international conference explores music, literature and the visual and performing arts in Imperial Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 June 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: Russia and the Arts: Anton Lyakhovsky

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Anton Lyakhovsky

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The Russian virtuoso pianist presents music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Scriabin.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 June 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 June 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: Black Chronicles

Weekend Workshop: Black Chronicles

  • Workshop

11 June - 12 June 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE AUTUMN
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Led by visual artist and photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley, explore and respond to the Black Chronicles display.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 June 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

14 June 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 June 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: James Cook

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

  • Talks and Lectures

16 June 2016, 12:30
Room 14
Free

Circumnavigator. The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Captain James Cook learned seamanship on small East Coast trading boats.

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: Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

Lunchtime Lecture: Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

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

Historian John Guy reassesses the image of Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power, showing that the reality was not so simple.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
16 June 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.

Performance: Russian Theatre: Gallery interventions

Performance: Russian Theatre: Gallery interventions

  • Late Shift||Performance

A part of Late Shift
16 June 2016, 18:00-19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Meet characters from Chekhov’s plays as they wander through the Gallery in their search for Moscow, lost love and a hope-filled future.

Lecture: Stanislavsky and his Contemporaries, Acting Real

Lecture: Stanislavsky and his Contemporaries, Acting Real

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

Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, charts the emergence of the ‘new real’ in Russian performance, and its continuing impact on stage and screen acting. Followed by a unique opportunity to see actors undertake a series of Stanislavskian exercises.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 June 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
17 June 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.

Live Music: EFDSS presents Georgia Lewis Trio

Live Music: EFDSS presents Georgia Lewis Trio

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Bringing a special energy, Georgia Lewis performs well-worn ballads with a little spice.

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

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

Project artist Simon Terrill introduces his practice and his work on the display.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 June 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: Creative Connections: Drawing People and Place

Pick up a Pencil: Creative Connections: Drawing People and Place

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

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

Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for free, fun drop-in drawing in the Galleries. A different theme and guest artist each month. 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

19 June 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: Special Sunday Session: An Audience with Chris Riddell

Family: Special Sunday Session: An Audience with Chris Riddell

19 June 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us for a special interactive drawing session with writer, illustrator and Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.

All children must be accompanied. Suitable for children aged 7+

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 June 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

21 June 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 June 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: Horatio Nelson

Portrait of the Day: Horatio Nelson

  • Talks and Lectures

23 June 2016, 12:30
Room 17
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: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 June 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.

Lecture: The Gentle Author’s Cries of London

Lecture: The Gentle Author’s Cries of London

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

The Gentle Author shows a selection of Cries of Londonfrom the past four hundred years, telling the stories of artists and traders, and revealing the unexpected social realities contained within these cheap colourful prints produced for the mass market.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 June 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.

Life Drawing: Still Moving Body

Life Drawing: Still Moving Body

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

Breaking with the tradition of the still life model, this interactive evening led by artist Viyki Turnbull offers new perspectives on how to look at the human body, with approaches and techniques on how to breathe life into drawing studies.

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Helios Collective

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Helios Collective

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Helios Collective and Bury Court Opera present an evening of salon entertainment featuring a variety of Russian music.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 June 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: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Portrait of the Day: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

  • Talks and Lectures

25 June 2016, 12:30
Room 22
Free

Find out about the remarkable life of the pioneering physician, feminist, and political campaigner.

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 Isaac Newton

Portrait of the Day: Sir Isaac Newton

  • Talks and Lectures

26 June 2016, 12:30
Room 8
Free

An immensely influential mathematical scientist, in one year (1665-6), when driven from Cambridge by plague, Newton formulated a series of important theories concerning light, colour, calculus and the 'universal law of gravitation'.

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: Portraits Untold

Weekend Workshop: Portraits Untold

25 June - 26 June 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.

Acclaimed disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber leads this two-day workshop in which participants will work in a variety of media to consider, through artistic process, that being diverse is what makes us who we are as humans.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 June 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: Portraits Untold

The Drawing Room: Portraits Untold

  • Workshop

27 June 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Tanya Raabe-Webber leads this drawing class taking inspiration from her own practice.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 June 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

29 June 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 June 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: Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Visualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked Portrait

30 June 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore artists’ representations of the body and issues around identity and gender.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 June 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.

Performance: Charlotte, Emily and Anne

Performance: Charlotte, Emily and Anne

A part of Late Shift
30 June 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.

The Live Literature Company presents a staged reading of Douglas Verrall’s ensemble play to commemorate the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth.

BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Chisato Minamimura looks at the display of work by internationally recognised artist Leon Golub and his political portraits from the 1970s. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Displays (15)

15 displays matching the date nextMonth

Spotlight

Spotlight

18 May - 4 September 2016
Room 31
Free

This Spotlight forms part of Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948 and  includes recently acquired works of dancer Berto Pasuka (1911-63) by theatrical and surrealist photographer Angus McBean taken in the late 1940s.

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.

Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Exposed: The Naked Portrait

9 January - 11 September 2016
Room 16
Free

The naked human figure has been a preoccupation of art from prehistory to the present day. This cross-period display of unclothed portraits from the Collection raises questions about identity and gender, the real and ideal. It includes portraits ranging from the flirtatious royal mistress Nell Gwyn to the interrogation of nudity by contemporary artists.
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.
Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855

Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855

22 February - 14 August 2016
Room 24
Free

This display explores Brontë’s life and literary career through portraits and includes treasures on loan from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Wise, Constant and Courageous: Millicent Garrett Fawcett

15 December 2015 - 4 September 2016
Room 25: case display
Free

This display presents a number of photographs of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author.
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.

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.
Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

12 May 2015 - 5 June 2016
Room 31 case display
Free

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

Public and Private: Winston Churchill in Photographs

27 October 2015 - 5 June 2016
Room 31: case display
Free

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, this display gives a broad picture of Churchill’s many roles through works from the Photographs Collection.
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.

Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

18 March - 25 September 2016
Room 32
Free

This display focuses on Golub’s Political Portraits from the 1970s. Comprising portraits of heads of state, corporate, military and religious leaders, it explores the evolution of the ‘gaze’ in the artist’s pictorial language, in particular the way facial expression conveys an impression of power and the psychology of the sitter.

Creative Connections: Southwark and Lambeth

Creative Connections: Southwark and Lambeth

10 June - 6 September 2016
Room 37 and 37a
Free

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

This photographic display explores the lives of inspiring people with connections to South London and features responses made to these by artist Simon Terrill and students from St Saviours and St Olaves School. The photographs the students and Simon have made are shown alongside the Collection works that inspired them.

Creative Connections is generously supported by the Palley family.

Lucian Freud Unseen

Lucian Freud Unseen

11 June - 6 September 2016
Room 40
Free

A rare unfinished self-portrait painting and a small selection of fascinating sketchbooks, childhood drawings and letters by the late Lucian Freud are brought together for the first time in a display to celebrate this important acquisition of his archive for the nation through the Arts Council England’s Acceptance in Lieu scheme.
Thomas J Price: Now You See Me

Thomas J Price: Now You See Me

24 June - 5 September 2016
Room 41 and 41a
Free

Now You See Me presents a selection of contemporary artist Thomas J Price’s sculptural work from the last five years, in which he uses cast bronze and aluminium to create fictional, anonymous heads and figures.

Thomas J Price: Now You See Me is supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust

Beyond the Gallery (4)

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BP Portrait Award 2015

BP Portrait Award 2015

  • Touring exhibition

11 March - 12 June 2016
Ulster Museum
Free

The annual BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting.

Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud

Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud

  • Partnership exhibition

28 May - 4 September 2016
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Free

Sir Anthony van Dyck's last Self-Portrait is one of the most remarkable self-portraits ever painted in Britain. The portrait can now be seen at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London where it forms the centrepiece of I am Van Dyck.

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.
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.