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Exhibitions (2)

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Bailey

Bailey's Stardust

6 February - 1 June 2014
Wolfson and Ground Floor Lerner Galleries

Bailey’s Stardust is a landmark exhibition of portraits by one of the world’s most distinguished and distinctive photographers, David Bailey.

The Great War in Portraits

The Great War in Portraits

27 February - 15 June 2014
Porter Gallery
Free
In viewing the First World War through images of many individuals involved, The Great War in Portraits looks at the radically different roles, experiences, and, ultimately, destinies, of those caught up in the conflict.

Events (54)

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Lunchtime Lecture: Picturing the Boer War, 1899–1902

Lunchtime Lecture: Picturing the Boer War, 1899–1902

  • Lecture

1 May 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
The Boer War should more properly be called the South African War as it involved all ethnic groups.

Lecture: In Vogue

Lecture: In Vogue

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

Polly Devlin, author of The Vogue Book of Fashion Photography, and Jaime Perlman, Creative Director of British Vogue, assess Bailey’s work in the context of Vogue’s use of photography in the 1960s and now.

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
1 May 2014, 18:00-20:45
Room 32
Free

 'It's an absolute pleasure to curate a set which complements the chilled, relaxed atmosphere of the Gallery'

DJ Neil Prince provides an eclectic mix of chilled-out pop and Balearic with a pinch of 60s soul. He takes inspiration from themes running through the Gallery’s temporary exhibitions to create his sets.

Live Music The Great War in Portraits: Peter Sheppard Skærved & Roderick Chadwick

Live Music The Great War in Portraits: Peter Sheppard Skærved & Roderick Chadwick

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

The year 1914 inspired lyricism from some composers, mock-heroic posturing and irony from others.

In Conversation: Masters of Photography

In Conversation: Masters of Photography

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
2 May 2014, 19:00-20:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required

Advance tickets are now sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available in the Gallery from 18.00 on the day.

Photographer Nadav Kander discusses his work. The Schwartz Memorial Lecture celebrates the legacy of photographer Bern Schwartz.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
2 May 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

3 May 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

4 May 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

Gallery Talk The Regency: Arts and Society

Gallery Talk The Regency: Arts and Society

  • Gallery Talk

4 May 2014, 13:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
Historian Clare Gittings introduces you to some of the key players of the Regency.

Young People’s Sunday Session: The Original Selfies

Young People’s Sunday Session: The Original Selfies

  • Young People

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

fully booked

Responding to portraits in Bailey’s Stardust and photographic techniques in The Great War in Portraits, create old-school analogue self-portraits and experiment with handmade filters.

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

Lunchtime Lecture: The Indian Contribution to the First World War

Lunchtime Lecture: The Indian Contribution to the First World War

  • Lecture

8 May 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
Some 1.5 million Indians served in the First World War, 72,000 of whom lost their lives. Lord Bhikhu Parekh pays tribute to India’s unsung contribution.

The Portrait Choir: Performance

The Portrait Choir: Performance

  • The Portrait Choir

8 May 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Members of The Portrait Choir are joined by live musicians to explore an eclectic mix of songs from the early 20th century through to current day.

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
8 May 2014, 19:30-20:00
Room 20
Free

Stroll through the Gallery with Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee and special guest.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
8 May 2014, 18:00-20:45
Room 32
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.

Live Music: The Francis Bacon Opera

Live Music: The Francis Bacon Opera

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
9 May 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
A short comic opera by Stephen Crowe based on the gloriously inebriated episode of The South Bank Show from 1985.

The Portrait Choir: Performance

The Portrait Choir: Performance

  • The Portrait Choir

9 May 2014, 20:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Members of The Portrait Choir are joined by live musicians to explore an eclectic mix of songs from the early 20th century through to current day.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
9 May 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

10 May 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

11 May 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

Gallery Talk Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse

Gallery Talk Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse

  • Gallery Talk

11 May 2014, 15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Wife, mother, friend and lover, Pre-Raphaelite muse, business woman and talented embroiderer. Julie Barlow explores the world of Jane Morris, commemorating the centenary of her death.

Screening: Bailey on Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Luchino Visconti

Screening: Bailey on Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Luchino Visconti

  • Film

11 May 2014, 15:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
These three landmark documentary interviews, conducted by David Bailey, were commissioned for ITV by Lew Grade in the late 1960s. 130 minutes. Certificate U.

Lunchtime Lecture: London Recorded by Camera: Street Photography in the East End

Lunchtime Lecture: London Recorded by Camera: Street Photography in the East End

  • Lecture

15 May 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
Stefan Dickers, Library and Archives Manager at the Bishopsgate Institute, presents a history of street photography in the East End of London, from the 1850s to the present day.

Lecture: Flesh

Lecture: Flesh

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

Writer and art historian Simon Watney and guests discuss David Bailey’s portraits of women, wives and lovers in the context of photography and painting.

In Conversation: Repairing the Wounds: Art and Surgery, Then and Now

In Conversation: Repairing the Wounds: Art and Surgery, Then and Now

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
15 May 2014, 19:00-20:00
Room 20
Free

Author Louisa Young, curator Emma Chambers and maxillofacial surgeon Iain Hutchison examine the work of Sir Harold Gillies and artist Henry Tonks and discuss how the techniques they developed to restore faces severely injured in the First World War have been used in modern day treatment of physical wounds and their psychological impact.

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
15 May 2014, 18:00-20:45
Room 32
Free

I am the author of the book “Vinyl: A History of Analogue Record”.’

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery. He also lectures in popular music, music retail and music copyright, as well as being an author.

Late Shift Extra: In Parenthesis

Late Shift Extra: In Parenthesis

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
16 May 2014, 18:00-22:00
Please check signage on the day for details

The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with the English National Ballet, present a dance performance at the Gallery inspired by David Jones’ seminal poem of the First World War, In Parenthesis.

Storytelling for Families

Storytelling for Families

  • Family||Workshop

17 May 2014, 10:30-11:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
Followed by a fun art activity.

No ticket required. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes. For ages 3+ and their carers.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 May 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

Family Art workshop

  • Workshop
  • BSL

17 May 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
Followed by a fun art activity.

Free ticket required, available one hour before the event starts on a first come, first served basis. Sessions last approximately 90 minutes. For ages 5+ and their carers.

Storytelling for Families

Storytelling for Families

  • Family||Workshop

17 May 2014, 13:30-14:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
Followed by a fun art activity.

No ticket required. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes. For ages 3+ and their carers.

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Young People
  • BSL

17 May 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.

Family Art workshop

Family Art workshop

17 May 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
Followed by a fun art activity.

Free ticket required, available one hour before the event starts on a first come, first served basis. Sessions last approximately 90 minutes. For ages 5+ and their carers.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 May 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

Gallery Talk: Bold, Dashing and Handsome: Admiral Sir David Beatty

Gallery Talk: Bold, Dashing and Handsome: Admiral Sir David Beatty

  • Gallery Talk

18 May 2014, 15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Find out more about David Beatty, naval hero of the First World War, with historian Lesley Rivett.

Lunchtime Lecture: Court Portraiture in the Reign of Henry VIII: Holbein’s English Legacy

Lunchtime Lecture: Court Portraiture in the Reign of Henry VIII: Holbein’s English Legacy

  • Lecture

22 May 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
Hans Holbein the Younger is the most renowned artist to have worked at the court of Henry VIII.

Lecture ‘Burning the Box of Beautiful Things’: The English Cultural Revolution of the Early ‘60s

Lecture ‘Burning the Box of Beautiful Things’: The English Cultural Revolution of the Early ‘60s

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
22 May 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Between the mid- 1950s and mid-1960s, English culture changed rapidly and fundamentally. Professor Alex Seago examines the edgy and exciting cultural milieu within which David Bailey's early career developed.

In Conversation: The Final Months and Beyond

In Conversation: The Final Months and Beyond

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
22 May 2014, 19:00
Room 20
Free

The Armistice marked a seminal moment in modern European and World history. Historians Nick Lloyd and David Reynolds examine the bloody last months of WW1 and its true impact on the 20th century. Chaired by Alex von Tunzelmann.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
22 May 2014, 18:00-20:45
Room 32
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.

Live Music: Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Live Music: Tamsin Waley-Cohen

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
23 May 2014, 18:30
Room 20
Free

Concluding her exploration of the complete works for solo violin by J.S. Bach comes the stunning Sonata No. 2 and the celebratory Partita No. 3.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
23 May 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

24 May 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: Street as your Studio (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Street as your Studio (Day One)

  • Workshop

24 May 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio

Sold out

Tickets: £100 (£80 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 May 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

Gallery Talk: A Portrait of the Artist Through Time

Gallery Talk: A Portrait of the Artist Through Time

  • Gallery Talk

25 May 2014, 15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Alison Kusner discusses the portrait of the artist through time. What is the artist telling us? How do symbols change through setting, costume, gesture and technique?

Weekend Workshop: Street as your Studio (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Street as your Studio (Day Two)

  • Workshop

25 May 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio

Sold out

Tickets: £100 (£80 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

26 May 2014, 11:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist-led drop-in drawing session for disabled people. Open to all abilities, materials provided. Meet in the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall.

Visualising Portraits: ‘No end of a lesson’ The Boer War, 1899–1902

Visualising Portraits: ‘No end of a lesson’ The Boer War, 1899–1902

29 May 2014, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

Lecture: Heroes

Lecture: Heroes

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

David Bailey has been inspired by numerous artists and photographers, by talented figures as diverse as Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, and pioneer British photographer Roger Fenton.

Gallery Tour: The Great War in Portraits

Gallery Tour: The Great War in Portraits

A part of Late Shift
29 May 2014, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of The Great War in Portraits. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
29 May 2014, 18:00-20:45
Room 32
Free

Don’t be scared of the drag! I’m basically a clown and I’m there to entertain, so come over for a chat!’

DJ John Sizzle plays an eclectic mix of pop, dance and electronic music, combined with the retro sounds of 60s soul, show tunes, disco and even prog rock.

Half Term Activities: Visions

Half Term Activities: Visions

  • Gallery Talk

26 May - 30 May 2014, 11:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join our team of artists for a week exploring film, photography, animation and sound, inspired by the forthcoming Creative Connections display.

Live Music The Great War in Portraits: Will Dutta

Live Music The Great War in Portraits: Will Dutta

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

Ravel wrote Le Tombeau De Couperin (1914–17) as a memorial to comrades felled in the War. Here, the Gallery’s Music Coordinator presents the work alongside music by Couperin and Chopin.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
30 May 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.

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
30 May 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Advance tickets are now sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available on the day.

Practice your drawing skills in this artist-led class.

Displays (14)

14 displays matching the date nextMonth

Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies and versions of portraits from the Tudor court

Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies and versions of portraits from the Tudor court

4 March - 31 August 2014
Room 3
Free
This display will bring together a selection of the Gallery’s copies of Holbein’s portraits, all of which have undergone technical analysis as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project.

Ben Okri on Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: A Dialogue Across Time

Ben Okri on Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: A Dialogue Across Time

20 September 2013 - 27 July 2014
Room 11
Free
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo was an educated man from a family of Muslim clerics in West Africa. In 1731 he was taken into slavery and sent to work on a plantation in America. By his own enterprise, and assisted by a series of spectacular strokes of fortune, Diallo arrived in London in 1733.

Treason, Plots and Murder

Treason, Plots and Murder

26 May 2013 - 13 July 2014
Room 16
Free
The seventeenth century was witness to frequent and often gruesome plots, scandals and murders.

‘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.

Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment in the Nineteenth Century

Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment in the Nineteenth Century

18 November 2013 - 13 July 2014
Room 24: case display
Free
This display explores portraiture of prominent blind and visually-impaired people in the nineteenth century, active in the world of art, education, travel and politics, with a special focus on James Holman (1786-1857) and Henry Fawcett (1833-84). Highlighting their remarkable biographies, the display highlights how these sitters resisted limiting stereotypes to portray a positive and enabling image of blindness.

Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse

Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse

12 November 2013 - 11 May 2014
Room 28: case display
Free
To mark the centenary of her death in January 1914, this display features the dark-haired Pre-Raphaelite model Jane Burden (Mrs William Morris).  Born in 1839, daughter of a stableman and laundress, she is seen in iconic guise  - as Pandora, Proserpine, Astarte - in many paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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

Photographs from the 1870s to 1900s by Beatrix Potter’s father, Rupert. Featuring two recent acquisitions depicting them both, alongside portraits of Rupert Potter’s close friend, the painter Sir John Everett Millais. Also includes John Bright, William Ewart Gladstone, Effie Millais and other sitters photographed for Millais as reference for his paintings.

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.

Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures

Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures

5 November 2013 - 30 June 2014
Room 31: case display
Free
Celebrating the life of Britten, born 22 November 1913 and one of the most important English composers of the twentieth century.

French Master Chefs in the 1930s

French Master Chefs in the 1930s

12 August 2013 - 30 June 2014
Room 31: case display
Free
In the late 1930s, Florence Enid Stoddard (1882-1962), an artist based for more than a decade in the United States where she made a living as a travelling portraitist and miniature painter, returned briefly to Britain and gained access to some of London’s great kitchens where she persuaded their busy maitre-chefs to sit for her.

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.

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney

17 September 2013 - 1 June 2014
Room 32
Hungarian-born photojournalist and ballet photographer Michael Peto is celebrated in this display organised in collaboration with the University of Dundee.

Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits

Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits

27 September 2013 - 5 May 2014
Room 32
Free
The current display at the National Portrait Gallery begins with Boshier’s return to painting, roughly coinciding with a postmodern revival of painterly, figurative practice by artists more generally in the 1980s.

Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration

Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration

30 November 2013 - 20 July 2014
Room 33
Free

Telling the story of the film and theatre career of the celebrated actress Vivien Leigh, and focusing on her Oscar-winning role in Gone With the Wind (1939), this display features over 50 portraits of Leigh including rare vintage photographs, magazine covers, vintage film stills and press books.

Beyond the Gallery (7)

7 events matching the date nextMonth

Laura Knight Portraits

Laura Knight Portraits

  • Touring exhibition

1 March - 10 May 2014
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Free

Dame Laura Knight (1877 –1970) was one of the most popular and pioneering British artists of the twentieth century.

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

  • Touring exhibition

25 January - 17 May 2014
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne


Photographs and magazine covers from 1947 to 1962 celebrate the transformation of the world’s most popular pin-up to acclaimed actress, highlighting the British photographers and personalities who admired her and worked with her.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

  • Touring exhibition

1 March - 26 May 2014
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sixty portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

BP Portrait Award 2013

BP Portrait Award 2013

  • Touring exhibition

1 March - 14 June 2014
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Free

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

Jonathan Yeo Portraits

Jonathan Yeo Portraits

  • Touring exhibition

15 March - 29 June 2014
The Lowry, Salford
Free
Jonathan Yeo is an artist perhaps best known for his celebrity subjects but this display will reveal the fascinating range of subjects who have sat for the artist. Sitters have been selected from the world of politics, media and the arts and will include Kevin Spacey in role as Richard III, Grayson Perry as Claire and Michael Parkinson. This exhibition includes additional paintings, drawings and preparatory materials especially for The Lowry.

Hampstead’s Village People: Portraits of Cultural Icons

Hampstead’s Village People: Portraits of Cultural Icons

  • Touring exhibition

1 March - 29 June 2014
Fenton House and Gardens, London
Tickets: £6.50 (£3 Child)
To celebrate Hampstead and its residents, the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with the National Trust, is bringing 30 photographs of the neighbourhood’s cultural icons to hang in the 17th century house.

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.