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Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date nextMonth

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

9 March - 29 May 2017
Wolfson Gallery
Tickets with donation: Full price £12 (Concessions £10.50) Members Free
Buy Gift Membership here

This exhibition brings together for the first time the work of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing.

Spring Season 2017 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

23 March - 18 June 2017
Porter Gallery
Tickets with donation: Full price £12 (Concessions £10.50) Members Free
Buy Gift Membership here

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends. This is the first exhibition of portraits by Howard Hodgkin (b.1932), one of Britain’s leading artists. Hodgkin’s paintings are characterised by rich colour, complex illusionistic space and sensuous brushwork.

Spring Season 2017 sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Events (66)

66 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 March 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 March 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: Molecular Jigsaws: Piecing together our female structural biologists

Lunchtime Lecture: Molecular Jigsaws: Piecing together our female structural biologists

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

To celebrate International Women’s Day, biophysicist Rivka Isaacson looks at the pioneering work of female structural biologists in the Gallery’s Collection including Rosalind Franklin, Dorothy Hodgkin, Dame Louise Johnson, Dame Kathleen Lonsdale and Olga Kennard.

 

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
2 March 2017, 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: Anthony Burgess at 100: Jonathan Meades

In Conversation: Anthony Burgess at 100: Jonathan Meades

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

Join writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades at this special event to celebrate the centenary of the novelist Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange. Sharing his memories of Burgess's extraordinary life and work, Jonathan will be in conversation with Andrew Biswell, author of the biography The Real Life Of Anthony Burgess.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 March 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.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

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

Live Music: Musical Portraits

Live Music: Musical Portraits

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
3 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Wigmore Hall’s Ignite ensemble perform pieces created by young people as well as their own compositions.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 March 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 March 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.

Sunday Session: Interior Reflections

Sunday Session: Interior Reflections

  • Workshop||Young People

5 March 2017, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Be inspired by David Gwinnutt's display 'Before We Were Men' to produce studio portraits using black and white photography. Learn how to set up a photrography studio and work with feature artist David Gwinnutt and photographer Marysa Dowling.

For ages 14 to 21 years only. To book your free place, email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

 

 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 March 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 March 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 March 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.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

  • For Members

8 March 2017, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Gallery

This exhibition brings together for the first time work of French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun and British contemporary artist Gillian Wearing.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Member’s only preview.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 March 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.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
9 March 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Mirror Mirror: Women’s Self-portraits

In Conversation: Mirror Mirror: Women’s Self-portraits

A part of Late Shift
9 March 2017, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Free

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Marsha Meskimmon, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory at the University of Loughborough and Reader of Fine Art at the Slade, artist and author Liz Rideal discuss female self portraiture from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 March 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.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

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

Live Music: Luca Luciano and Jose Henrique de Campos

Live Music: Luca Luciano and Jose Henrique de Campos

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
10 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Music for clarinet and guitar by Villa-Lobos, Berio, De Falla and Poulenc.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 March 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 March 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.

Weekend Workshop: My Portrait and Myself

Weekend Workshop: My Portrait and Myself

11 March - 12 March 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun investigate themes of identity with painter Edward Sutcliffe (BP Travel Award Winner, 2014). Examine how themes of identity can be used in the creation of imaginative portraits and produce a painted self-portrait in acrylics. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.

 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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: First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

Lunchtime Lecture: First Lady: The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill

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

Acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell sheds a completely new light on the compelling story of Clementine Churchill, a complex woman attempting to maintain her own identity while serving as the conscience and most influential adviser to one of the most important figures in British history.

 

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
16 March 2017, 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: Gillian Wearing

In Conversation: Gillian Wearing

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

Artist Gillian Wearing talks to the Gallery’s Contemporary Curator Sarah Howgate about the new exhibition which pairs her with French Surrealist Claude Cahun and the remarkable parallels that exist in their work.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 March 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.

Screening: Confessions to the Mirror

Screening: Confessions to the Mirror

  • Film||Late Shift||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
17 March 2017, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Sadie Lee introduces Sarah Pucill’s re-imagination of the life and work of the surrealist Claude Cahun based on her personal memoir, from childhood to imprisonment by the Nazis. Followed by Q&A with Sarah Pucill. (16mm, colour, 68min, Dir Sarah Pucill, 2016.)

 

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 March 2017, 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: Shirley Smart and Tommie Black-Roff

Live Music: Shirley Smart and Tommie Black-Roff

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
17 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The cello and accordion duo improvise a journey through classical music, jazz and world music from North Africa, Middle East, Balkans and South America.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 March 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.

Pick up a Pencil: Make Your Mark

Pick up a Pencil: Make Your Mark

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

18 March 2017, 12:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, extended drop-in

Experiment with mark-making and produce portraits using a wide range of materials. Participate in quick drawing activities inspired by the Gallery's Collection with special guest artist Ed Sutcliffe and Jasleen Kaur.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 March 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.

Drop-in Family Session (3+): School of Noise

Drop-in Family Session (3+): School of Noise

  • Family||Workshop

19 March 2017, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The School of Noise welcomes you to explore relationships between sound and sight. Families are invited to come along and compose pieces of experimental music inspired by portraits in the Gallery using a variety of sound making and sculpting machines.

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

Drop-in Family Session (7+): School of Noise

Drop-in Family Session (7+): School of Noise

  • Family||Workshop

19 March 2017, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The School of Noise welcomes you to explore relationships between sound and sight. Families are invited to come along and compose pieces of experimental music inspired by portraits in the Gallery using a variety of sound making and sculpting machines.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 March 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 March 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 March 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.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

  • For Members

22 March 2017, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

This is the first exhibition of portraits by Howard Hodgkin, one of Britain’s leading artists. The exhibition explores Hodgkin’s development of a personal visual language of portraiture, which challenges traditional forms of representation.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Member’s only preview.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 March 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.

Guest DJ: Jeffery Hinton

Guest DJ: Jeffery Hinton

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 March 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Jeffrey Hinton is a London born DJ, Producer and visual Artist. Inspired by the world’s subcultures from a young age, Hinton has provided music and visuals for some of London’s most iconic clubs Including Circus, Cha Cha, Taboo, Anarchy, Daisy Chain, Heaven and more recently across various venues within the East London club scene.

Jeffrey’s set is accompanied by super 8 film screenings by John Maybury.

In Conversation: Before we were men: David Gwinnutt and guests

In Conversation: Before we were men: David Gwinnutt and guests

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

Photographer David Gwinnutt talks about his display which chronicles the 1980s London art and club scene with Dr Ian Massey, biographer of artist Patrick Proctor, filmmaker John Maybury and journalist Paul Gorman. Enjoy special super 8 film screenings by John Maybury and a DJ set by Jeffrey Hinton in the Main Hall from 18.00 – 21.50.

 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 March 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.

Live Music: Bella Tromba

Live Music: Bella Tromba

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
24 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

The award winning brass group presents a lively and varied program of Chamber music.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 March 2017, 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

25 March 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.

Weekend Workshop: Another Mask: Making Poetry from Portraiture

Weekend Workshop: Another Mask: Making Poetry from Portraiture

25 March 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £75 (£60 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

This one-day poetry workshop led by poet Sarah Hesketh uses Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun as a starting point for the creation of new poetry.

 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 March 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 March 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.

The Drawing Room: From every angle

The Drawing Room: From every angle

  • Workshop

27 March 2017, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free artist-led drawing classes for disabled visitors

Explore some of the sculptures in the Collection by drawing all angles of the busts.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 March 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 March 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 March 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: Speak its Name!

Visualising Portraits: Speak its Name!

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

Find out more about this display which celebrates the advances in gay rights in Britain over the past half century and the experiences of people ‘coming out’.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 March 2017, 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: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

Lecture: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

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

Paul Moorhouse, the curator of the exhibition, explores the development of Hodgkin's portraiture, and considers the role of memory and emotion  in the artist's representation of people.

 

BSL Gallery Tour: A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

BSL Gallery Tour: A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Join Chisato Minamimura for a tour of a display celebrating photography from 1840 – 1940. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 March 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.

Live Music: João Loureiro

Live Music: João Loureiro

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
31 March 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day
Free

Guitarist Joao Loureiro plays a programme of original music inspired by his family and childhood.

Life Drawing: After the Masters

Life Drawing: After the Masters

A part of Late Shift
31 March 2017, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

A dynamic evening of life drawing with artist Andy Pankhurst. Take inspiration from models and muses from a selected number of great works within the gallery's collection.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
31 March 2017, 18:30-20:30
Check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Displays (12)

12 displays matching the date nextMonth

Spotlight

Spotlight

14 February - 18 June 2017
Room 31
Free

The early twentieth century saw women increasingly challenging traditional conventions and expectations of their roles in society. This developed alongside the emergence of machine-powered aeroplanes, which offered women a new means for expressing their independence by taking to the skies.

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

19 February 2016 - 16 July 2017
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.

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.

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.

Late Victorian Britain: Cultural Pioneers

Late Victorian Britain: Cultural Pioneers

6 December 2016 - 1 December 2017
Room 28 wall-case display
Free

Offering a counterpoint to the celebrated fashion for grand ‘swagger’ portraits at the turn of the nineteenth century, this display highlights the parallel growth in taste for small, highly detailed, cabinet-sized portraits.

 

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.

First World War Poets

First World War Poets

28 February - 1 October 2017
Room 31
Free

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.

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.

Speak its Name!

Speak its Name!

22 November 2016 - 6 August 2017
Room 32
Free

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.

Double Take: Akram Zaatari and the Arab Image Foundation

Double Take: Akram Zaatari and the Arab Image Foundation

27 March - 3 September 2017
Room 33
Free

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.

David Gwinnutt: Before We Were Men

David Gwinnutt: Before We Were Men

9 March - 24 September 2017
Room 39
Free

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.

Beyond the Gallery (4)

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BP Portrait Award 2016

BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Touring exhibition

26 November 2016 - 26 March 2017
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
Free

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

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • Touring exhibition

18 March - 4 June 2017
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Picasso Portraits

Picasso Portraits

  • Touring exhibition

16 March - 25 June 2017
Museu Picasso, Barcelona

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.

Director’s Choice

Director’s Choice

  • Partnership exhibition

4 March - 5 November 2017
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.