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Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date nextMonth

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

10 July - 26 October 2014
Porter Gallery

Virginia Woolf was one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century. This extensive exhibition of portraits and rare archival material will explore her life and achievements as a novelist, intellectual, campaigner and public figure.

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 – 1960

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 – 1960

16 October 2014 - 11 January 2015
Wolfson Gallery
Anarchy & Beauty explores the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition illustrates Morris’s concept of ‘art for the people’ and highlights the achievements of those that he inspired.

Events (73)

73 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

1 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: Caught on Camera: The Photographic Work of Rupert and Beatrix Potter

Lunchtime Lecture: Caught on Camera: The Photographic Work of Rupert and Beatrix Potter

  • Lecture

2 October 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
Writer and historian Michael Wilson looks at the work of Rupert Potter and his daughter Beatrix, both talented amateur photographers.

Lecture: Thrown to the Woolves

Lecture: Thrown to the Woolves

A part of Late Shift
2 October 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Author Virginia Nicholson talks about the challenge of writing when your great-aunt is a literary genius, and  describes coming of age during the years when her parents Quentin and Olivier Bell were researching the authorised biography and Diaries of Virginia Woolf.
 

Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
2 October 2014, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina plays 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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Josephine Arthur

Live Music: Josephine Arthur

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
3 October 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The jazz singer and songwriter sings songs from the American Songbook.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
3 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Big Draw

The Big Draw

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

4 October 2014, 13:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join our guest artist for an afternoon of drawing, doodling, sketching and fun. This drop-in session is for all ages and is BSL interpreted.

The Big Draw: It’s Our World

The Big Draw: It’s Our World

  • Young People

4 October 2014, 13:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no booking required.

Join guest artist Alexa Galea and the Gallery’s Youth Forum to explore this year’s Big Draw theme It’s Our World. Drop-in and suitable for young people aged 14–21.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Young People’s Sunday Session: Drawing on the Present

Young People’s Sunday Session: Drawing on the Present

  • Young People

5 October 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore drawing and writing techniques to develop your own journal, taking inspiration from Virginia Woolf, working with artist Hestia Peppe.

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Performance: Tongues Of Flame: The Extraordinary Life Of Richard Francis Burton

Performance: Tongues Of Flame: The Extraordinary Life Of Richard Francis Burton

A part of Late Shift
9 October 2014, 19:00
Room 20
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Storyteller Giles Abbott recounts the remarkable exploits of Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
9 October 2014, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Performance: Musical Portraits

Performance: Musical Portraits

  • Late Shift||Performance

A part of Late Shift
10 October 2014, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Ignite, Wigmore Hall Learning Department’s resident ensemble, perform compositions created by young people responding to portraits in the Gallery’s Collection.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
10 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Techniques of the Tudors (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Techniques of the Tudors (Day One)

11 October 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Inspired by The Real Tudors display, join portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall on a journey through paint looking at the materials and methods of the Tudor artists.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Techniques of the Tudors (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Techniques of the Tudors (Day Two)

12 October 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Inspired by The Real Tudors display, join portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall on a journey through paint looking at the materials and methods of the Tudor artists.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Members

Members' Afternoon Preview: Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy 1860-1960

  • For Members and Associates

15 October 2014, 14:00-16:00
Main Hall

This exhibition explores the work and ideas of the great Victorian artist-craftsman, designer, poet and visionary thinker, William Morris. His concept of art for the people, and his highly original vision of a new form of society in which art could flourish has reverberated through the centuries and still affects us today.

Please bring your Membership card with you to ensure entry.
No need to RSVP for this event; Members are welcome to bring a guest.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: Ada Lovelace: Victorian Computing Visionary

Lunchtime Lecture: Ada Lovelace: Victorian Computing Visionary

  • Lecture

16 October 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
Lauded as the first ever computer programmer, Ada Lovelace was a gifted mathematician, yet the veracity of her contributions to computer science is often questioned.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
16 October 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar.

Lecture: Life With William Morris: A Biographer’s Perspective

Lecture: Life With William Morris: A Biographer’s Perspective

A part of Late Shift
16 October 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Fiona MacCarthy, curator of Anarchy & Beauty, talks about her long involvement as a writer with one of the most arresting figures of Victorian Britain.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Late Shift Sessions: Anarchy & Beauty

Late Shift Sessions: Anarchy & Beauty

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
17 October 2014, 18:30-20:00
Please check signage on the day for details

The first Late Shift Sessions sees unique musical responses to the Anarchy & Beauty exhibition.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Storytelling for Families

Storytelling for Families

  • Family||Workshop

18 October 2014, 10:30-11:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Interactive storytelling session followed by an art activity.

Drop-in session, not ticket required. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Family Art Workshop: Victorian photography

Family Art Workshop: Victorian photography

  • Family||Workshop

18 October 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join photographer Elizabeth Doak in our pop-up Victorian Studio. Using props and costume to create a sepia print.

Free ticket required, available one hour before the event on a first come, first served basis.  Places are limited to 20 tickets per session for children, plus an accompany adult.  For ages 5+ 

Storytelling for Families

Storytelling for Families

  • Family||Workshop

18 October 2014, 13:30-14:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Interactive storytelling session followed by an art activity.

Drop-in session, not ticket required. 

Family Art Workshop: Victorian photography

Family Art Workshop: Victorian photography

  • Family||Workshop

18 October 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join photographer Elizabeth Doak in our pop-up Victorian Studio. Using props and costume to create a sepia print.

Free ticket required, available one hour before the event on a first come, first served basis.  Places are limited to 20 tickets per session for children, plus an accompany adult.  For ages 5+ 

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Young People

18 October 2014, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in drawing session for young people, with the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

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

  • Gallery Talk

19 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lecture: Getting Virginia Woolf’s Goat

Lecture: Getting Virginia Woolf’s Goat

A part of Late Shift
23 October 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Novelist Ali Smith gives a talk on wit, playfulness, lightfootedness and mischief in Woolf's life and work, with special reference to her relationship with the friend and writer who, it might be said, most got Woolf's goat: Katherine Mansfield.
 

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
23 October 2014, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Greg Tassell & Christopher Bundhun – Chant d’automne

Live Music: Greg Tassell & Christopher Bundhun – Chant d’automne

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
24 October 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The voice and guitar duo observe the falling of autumn darkness through poetic music.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: William Morris and His Legacy (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: William Morris and His Legacy (Day One)

25 October 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

This two-day workshop combines art history and practical art to explore the life and work of William Morris and his circle.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: William Morris and His Legacy (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: William Morris and His Legacy (Day Two)

26 October 2014, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

This two-day workshop combines art history and practical art to explore the life and work of William Morris and his circle.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

27 October 2014, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Artist Angela Wright leads a drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors. Open to all abilities, materials provided.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Visualising Portraits: The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered

Visualising Portraits: The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered

30 October 2014, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors. Find out more about the kings and queens of this famous English dynasty and how they were represented.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
30 October 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar.

In Conversation: A Portrait of Britain

In Conversation: A Portrait of Britain

A part of Late Shift
30 October 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Sandy Nairne, Director of the Gallery, and Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator, discuss the history of the Gallery and the development of the Collection through time.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 October 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Half-Term Activities: Peacocks and Dragons

Half-Term Activities: Peacocks and Dragons

  • Family||Workshop

27 October - 31 October 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
A week of drop-in and ticketed activities inspired by Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 – 1960. Families can take part in a range of workshops from puppet-making to designing wallpaper.

Young People’s Three-day Workshop The Manifesto of Everything

Young People’s Three-day Workshop The Manifesto of Everything

  • Workshop||Young People

29 October - 31 October 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
fully booked
Explore social issues, anarchy and identity inspired by Anarchy & Beauty and Grayson Perry.

Young People’s Showcase: The Manifesto of Everything

Young People’s Showcase: The Manifesto of Everything

  • Workshop||Young People

31 October 2014, 17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free no booking required

Young people from the three-day workshop share what they have produced. All ages welcome. 

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

  • Late Shift||The Portrait Choir

31 October 2014, 18:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Through music by Monteverdi, John Tavener and Tarik O’Regan and a special display of shadow puppetry, The Portrait Choir will explore themes associated with Anarchy & Beauty.

The Portrait Choir is supported by Hani Farsi and the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

  • Late Shift||The Portrait Choir

31 October 2014, 19:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Through music by Monteverdi, John Tavener and Tarik O’Regan and a special display of shadow puppetry, The Portrait Choir will explore themes associated with Anarchy & Beauty.

The Portrait Choir is supported by Hani Farsi and the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

Life Drawing: Life in Shadows

Life Drawing: Life in Shadows

A part of Late Shift
31 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Working with a model, props and lighting, artist Viyki Turnbull creates a theatrical set inspired by the work of Angus McBean.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
31 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Displays (15)

15 displays matching the date nextMonth

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered

The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered

12 September 2014 - 1 March 2015
Room 1, 2 and 3
Free
This special display, focusing on the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs, will allow visitors to rediscover these well-known kings and queens through the most complete presentation of their images staged to date.

Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

10 July 2014 - 19 October 2015
Room 5
Free

Recent investigation has revealed what may be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell beneath a portrait of the army officer Sir Arthur Hesilrige.

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

18 July 2014 - 1 September 2015
Room 16
Free

Throughout British history, the reigning monarch has operated a system of favouritism by which loyalty, support and achievement have been rewarded with privileges, titles and membership of exclusive groups. This system has been central to the hierarchy of traditional British society and has helped to protect the monarch and assert the crown’s authority.

‘No end of a lesson’: The Boer War, 1899-1902

‘No end of a lesson’: The Boer War, 1899-1902

1 April - 23 November 2014
Room 23
Free
The second Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa marked a turning point in attitudes towards the British Empire and informed British military strategy in the lead up to the First World War. This display will explore this controversial war via the stories of the campaign’s central protagonists.

Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes

Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes

14 July 2014 - 30 March 2015
Room 24: case display
Free

This display focuses on the eminent Victorian historian and literary figure, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). Carlyle established his reputation through the major works Sartor Resartus (1833-34), The French Revolution (1837) and Frederick the Great (1858-65), as well as shorter books and essays such as his collection Latter-Day Pamphlets (1850). 

Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863

Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863

12 August 2014 - 10 May 2015
Room 25: case display
Free

This display focuses on the committee of key Victorian figures appointed to oversee the decoration of the newly-built Houses of Parliament.

The World of Rupert Potter: Photographs of Beatrix, Millais and friends

The World of Rupert Potter: Photographs of Beatrix, Millais and friends

13 May - 16 November 2014
Room 28: case display
Free

The father of the children’s book author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, Rupert Potter (1832–1914) was a lawyer and a keen amateur photographer.

Bernard Partridge character sketches

Bernard Partridge character sketches

4 March - 16 November 2014
Room 29: case display
Free
A focus on the work of Sir Bernard Partridge (1861-1945) before he became a cartoonist for Punch. The display showcases a set of portrait studies of key figures from the late-Victorian arts scene: the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and novelist, Hall Caine.

Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

1 July 2014 - 10 May 2015
Room 31
Free
This display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the ‘Rokeby Venus’ by Diego Velasquez at the National Gallery.  It also includes original documents from the Gallery’s archive, and surveillance photographs showing a number of Suffragettes which were issued to the Gallery by the Criminal Record Bureau in 1914.

Keep the home fires burning

Keep the home fires burning

1 July 2014 - 15 February 2015
Room 31: case display
Free

This display will cast a spotlight on the stars of the music halls, musical revues and comedies who kept the public entertained during the First World War. Their performances were diverting, comforting, occasionally critical, and their songs have since become an evocative part of public remembrance of the conflict.

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

25 October 2014 - 15 March 2015
Room 32
Free

Sponsored by Coutts

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry turns his attention to portraiture and British identity for this display of new works, including a self-portrait and a tapestry, made during his Channel 4 series Who Are You?

Naval Officers of World War I

Naval Officers of World War I

10 May - 12 October 2014
Room 32
Free
Naval Officers of World War I by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope is one of three large group portraits commissioned by the South African financier Sir Abraham (‘Abe’) Bailey in the aftermath of the Great War. Owing to poor condition, Naval Officers has not been seen for several decades. However, following a recent successful appeal for necessary funds to restore the work, the present display returns this important painting to public view.

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

5 August 2014 - 6 April 2015
Room 33
Free
This display offers the opportunity to view rarely-seen portraits by Smith showing the author Roald Dahl and the British film star Jean Simmons, which are on long-term loan to the Gallery.  In addition, Smith’s portrait of the writer and artist Angelica Garnett, recently acquired by the Gallery, will be displayed here for the first time.

Snowdon: A Life in View

Snowdon: A Life in View

26 September 2014 - 21 June 2015
Rooms 37 and 37a
Free

This display celebrates a major gift of photographs from Lord Snowdon to the Gallery in 2013, and coincides with a new monograph published by Rizzoli.

Catherine Goodman: Portraits from Life

Catherine Goodman: Portraits from Life

17 June - 23 November 2014
Rooms 41 and 41a
Free

A display of recent portraits by the British artist Catherine Goodman, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2002, opens to coincide with this annual exhibition. Goodman’s expressive portraits of family and friends are not only likenesses but offer a powerful insight into the interior world of both artist and sitter.

Beyond the Gallery (2)

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Royals: then & now

Royals: then & now

  • Partnership exhibition

1 March - 2 November 2014
Beningbrough Hall, York

Marking the 300th anniversary of the accession of King George I, Royals: then & now brings major contemporary portraits to Beningbrough Hall for the first time to create a dialogue between today’s royal family and their Hanoverian ancestors.

Pictured & Seen

Pictured & Seen

  • Partnership exhibition

15 March 2014 - 30 November 2015
Montacute House
Free

The display focuses on the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture.