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Exhibitions (2)

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Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

12 March - 7 June 2015
Porter Gallery
Free

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815).
BP Portrait Award 2015

BP Portrait Award 2015

18 June - 20 September 2015
Wolfson Gallery
Admission Free

Fifty-five of the best contemporary painted portraits from around the world.

Events (64)

64 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical Aesthetes

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical Aesthetes

  • Lecture

4 June 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Cultural historian Andy Stewart MacKay looks at the intertwined lives, work and legacy of the Bloomsbury Group, the radical avant-garde of early 20th-century Britain.
In Conversation: Portraits of a Choreographer and Composer

In Conversation: Portraits of a Choreographer and Composer

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
4 June 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Ashley Page and Colin Matthews, sitters for abstract portraits by Jack Smith, talk to Matthew Flowers.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
4 June 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

  • The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
5 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In connection with the Gallery’s Wellington exhibition, The Portrait Choir will perform works from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals, Madrigali dei Guerrieri e Amorosi.

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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
5 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist  Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

  • The Portrait Choir

6 June 2015, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In connection with the Gallery’s Wellington exhibition, The Portrait Choir will perform works from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals, Madrigali dei Guerrieri e Amorosi.

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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

The Portrait Choir: Triumph and Passion

  • The Portrait Choir

6 June 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In connection with the Gallery’s Wellington exhibition, The Portrait Choir will perform works from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals, Madrigali dei Guerrieri e Amorosi.

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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Sunday Session: Festival Photoshoot

Sunday Session: Festival Photoshoot

  • Workshop||Young People

7 June 2015, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Be inspired by the poses in Wellington and wellies worn during festival season. Led by photographers Marysa Dowling and Othello De’Souza- Hartley.

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

8 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
11 June 2015, 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: Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

In Conversation: Frank Auerbach: Speaking and Painting

A part of Late Shift
11 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Art historian Catherine Lampert and film-maker Jake Auerbach give a rare insight into artist Frank Auerbach.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Lunn and Belloy: Here’s to Life!

Live Music: Lunn and Belloy: Here’s to Life!

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
12 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A new piece of musical theatre celebrating relationships.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
12 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day One)

13 June 2015, 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.

To celebrate London Creativity and Wellbeing Week, join yogi and artist Jagat Joti Kaur for a journey of meditative self portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Picturing the Self beyond Portraiture (Day Two)

14 June 2015, 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.

To celebrate London Creativity and Wellbeing Week, join yogi and artist Jagat Joti Kaur for a journey of meditative self portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Members Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2015

Members Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2015

17 June 2015, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Gallery
Free

Each year this exhibition presents a variety of styles and approaches that together illustrate the vitality of contemporary portrait painting. Come along to this afternoon preview to be amongst the first to see the works on show in the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.

Wellington Funeral Panorama Viewing

Wellington Funeral Panorama Viewing

18 June 2015, 10:00-11:00
Room 22
Free

To mark the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, join us for a viewing of The Funeral Procession of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, by Henry Alken and George Augustus Sala, 1853. This hand-colour etching and aquatint was one of many souvenirs produced to commemorate the event, the grandest of state funerals, which took place on 18 November, 1852. The panorama, measuring 20.6 meters (67 feet), will be displayed in its entirety in the Victorian Galleries (Room 22).

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: The Face of Politics: Portraiture and Victorian Politics

Lunchtime Lecture: The Face of Politics: Portraiture and Victorian Politics

  • Lecture

18 June 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Dr Henry Miller examines the public appetite for portraits of leading political figures of the 19th century and their uses.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Doors open at 12.30

Lecture: Drawing People

Lecture: Drawing People

A part of Late Shift
18 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Roger Malbert, Hayward Gallery, explores the enduring fascination with drawing the human form.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
18 June 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Joseph Paxton and William Blackaby

Live Music: Joseph Paxton and William Blackaby

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
19 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Gypsy jazz and folk music from this talented violin and guitar duo.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
19 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

20 June 2015, 10:30-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Have a go at portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award- winning artists. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

For ages 14–19. Free Booking is essential, please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

20 June 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum, use a wide range of materials and be inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015 and BP Portrait Award artists in these friendly drop-in drawing sessions which take place on the third Saturday of every month.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

  • Family||Workshop

21 June 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Part of Children’s Art Week.

Join our team of animators for an experimental session using post-it notes to create a group animation.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

Drop-in Family Session: Post-it Note Animation

  • Family||Workshop

21 June 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Part of Children’s Art Week.

Join our team of animators for an experimental session using post-it notes to create a group animation.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 7+ accompanied by an adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2015

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2015

25 June 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Find out more about the variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait. Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
25 June 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection.

Lecture Poufs and Politics: Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI

Lecture Poufs and Politics: Fashion at the Court of Louis XVI

A part of Late Shift
25 June 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Kimberly Chrisman- Campbell explores the fateful relationship between fashion and politics in late 18th Century France

BSL Gallery Tour: Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

BSL Gallery Tour: Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
25 June 2015, 19:30
Meet in Room 16
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the display, led in BSL.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: The Lord Mayor’s Table

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: The Lord Mayor’s Table

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
26 June 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Music from Walton to Lerner and Loewe.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
26 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam  for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Life Drawing Looking at Lines and Exploring Styles

Life Drawing Looking at Lines and Exploring Styles

A part of Late Shift
26 June 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Robin-Lee Hall explores different approaches to drawing the figure.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day One)

27 June 2015, 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.

In celebration of London Pride 2015, this workshop led by photographer Anthony Luvera explores the creation of street and studio portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Proud Portraits 2015 (Day Two)

28 June 2015, 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.

In celebration of London Pride 2015, this workshop led by photographer Anthony Luvera explores the creation of street and studio portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

29 June 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in session for disabled visitors.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 June 2015, 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.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Displays (14)

14 displays matching the date nextMonth

Spotlight

Spotlight

11 May - 30 June 2015
Room 31
Free

This showcase places the spotlight on Dame Barbara Hepworth’s career through three portraits by the photographers Madame Yevonde, Peter Keen and Mayotte Magnus.

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

14 March 2015 - 17 January 2016
Room 3
Free

This display explores the fashion for historical portraits in the early 19th-century by pairing watercolours of Tudor sitters made by George Perfect Harding with the original portraits.
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.

Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter

Cornelius Johnson: Charles I’s Forgotten Painter

15 April - 13 September 2015
Room 6
Free

Prolific and successful in his lifetime, Cornelius Johnson is the forgotten man of 17th-century British art. This display looks at a range of his paintings including rarely seen portraits of the King’s children.

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.

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

25 November 2014 - 2 August 2015
Room 23
Free

A focus on the late-nineteenth-century phenomenon of American heiresses marrying into British aristocracy.  The display will explore how women such as Mary Curzon and Jennie Churchill became charismatic leaders of British society.

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift

12 May 2015 - 24 January 2016
Room 24 and 31
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.
‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

18 November 2014 - 19 September 2015
Room 28: case display
Free

A range of nineteenth century Punch self-portraits, photographs of sculptors and Jewish personalities throws light on the writer and art historian Marion Harry Spielmann’s work, and his decades of generosity towards the Gallery.

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

18 November 2014 - 12 July 2015
Room 29
Free

This display showcases three self-portrait sketches by one of the most influential art teachers of the twentieth century, Henry Tonks (1862-1937).  The studies were made on the eve of the First World War, while Tonks was a teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Women and the First World War

Women and the First World War

17 February - 25 October 2015
Room 31
Free

This display looks at the role women played during the war through a selection of portraits from the Gallery’s Photographic Collection.  

Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

18 March - 31 August 2015
Room 32
Free

Continuing in the INTERVENTIONS series, this display focuses on unconventional approaches to portraiture and features abstract portraits by Jack Smith of the composers Harrison Birtwistle and Colin Matthews and the choreographer Ashley Page.
On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

On Belonging: Photographs of Indians of African Descent

13 April - 31 August 2015
Room 33
Free

This display, fresh from its sensational showing at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi in 2013, is the result of six years spent with the Sidi people, an Indian community of African descent. The artist's charming and poignant portraits raise universal questions about nationality, ethnic origin, and the nature of diaspora.

Snowdon: A Life in View

Snowdon: A Life in View

26 September 2014 - 21 June 2015
Room 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.

Friendship Portraits: Chantal Joffe and Ishbel Myerscough

Friendship Portraits: Chantal Joffe and Ishbel Myerscough

11 June - 28 September 2015
Room 41 and 41a
Free

Friendship Portraits, a display of paintings and drawings by Chantal Joffe and Ishbel Myerscough, captures their very particular artistic collaboration. Self-portraits, portraits of each other and portraits of their children explore their lives and shared history from their student days to the present.

Supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust

Beyond the Gallery (3)

3 events matching the date nextMonth

Royals: then & now

Royals: then & now

  • Partnership exhibition

28 February - 1 November 2015
Beningbrough Hall, York

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

Picture the Poet

Picture the Poet

  • Partnership exhibition

3 September 2014 - 29 November 2015
Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

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.