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Exhibitions (2)

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Picasso Portraits

Picasso Portraits

6 October 2016 - 5 February 2017
Wolfson Gallery

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.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

17 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Porter Gallery

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

Events (72)

72 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 February 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 February 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: Mr Barry’s War: Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament After the Great Fire of 1834

Lunchtime Lecture: Mr Barry’s War: Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament After the Great Fire of 1834

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

Archivist, historian and writer Caroline Shenton chronicles the building of the new, Gothic, Houses of Parliament by brilliant classical architect Charles Barry and describes how what he thought was the chance of a lifetime swiftly turned in to the most nightmarish building programme of the century.
Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
2 February 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

The Gallery is a special, quite sacred space so I like to start of with something gentle and soothingly familiar before moving onto more challenging and experimental pieces.

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Late Shift
2 February 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Floor -2
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Gain a Queer Perspective on our Collection with resident artist Sadie Lee and her special guest Campbell X as they discuss portraits which have a personal resonance.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 February 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: Catherine Lee and Joseph Warwick

Live Music: Catherine Lee and Joseph Warwick

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The cello and guitar duo perform South American music from Piazzolla to Tom Jobim.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 February 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 February 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: Gender Identities

Sunday Session: Gender Identities

  • LGBTQI||Workshop||Young People

5 February 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Work with artists Sadie Lee and Gisela Torres and investigate themes of self and identity in this mix media workshop. Part of LGBT History Month.

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 February 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 February 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 February 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

9 February 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.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
9 February 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.

Performance: John Hegley: Specs and Dogs and Figgy Rolls

Performance: John Hegley: Specs and Dogs and Figgy Rolls

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

John Hegley performs songs, stories and poems, old and newer. With spectacles, centre stage and peripheral.
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 February 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 February 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Live Music: Meet George Brown

Live Music: Meet George Brown

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Friday night live music. Vocal and guitar indie folk combining influences of Californian sunshine and the Laurel Canyon golden era.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 February 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 February 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: The Unclothed Portrait

Weekend Workshop: The Unclothed Portrait

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

In this rigorous, practical drawing course working from a life model, artist and author Jake Spicer will help students to develop the fundamental skills necessary to make a strong life drawing.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 February 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.

Family Art Workshop: Spectacular Portraits

Family Art Workshop: Spectacular Portraits

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

13 February 2017, 11:30-13:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults.

Join deaf artist Christopher Sacre for a creative workshop experimenting with lenses to create your own family portrait inspired by the Luc Tuymans display.

This session will be delivered by Christopher in BSL with a BSL/ English interpreter present. Suitable for children aged 5+

Families requiring BSL support can book their tickets in advance here.

Drop-in Family Session: Pulling Faces

Drop-in Family Session: Pulling Faces

  • Family||Workshop

13 February 2017, 13:30-16:00
Room 5
Drop-in, no ticket required

Taking the anamorphic portrait of King Edward VI in the Tudor galleries as a starting point, we will explore how artist have used optical tricks to create different effects.

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

Family Art Workshop: Spectacular Portraits

Family Art Workshop: Spectacular Portraits

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

13 February 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults.

Join deaf artist Christopher Sacre for a creative workshop experimenting with lenses to create your own family portrait inspired by the Luc Tuymans display.

This session will be delivered by Christopher in BSL with a BSL/ English interpreter present. Suitable for children aged 5+

Families requiring BSL support can book their tickets in advance here.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 February 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.

Family Workshop: Projection Portraits

Family Workshop: Projection Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

14 February 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket Desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults

Experiment with new ways to looking, seeing and photographing your family using colour and digital projections. Create a unique frame to view your family through

Suitable for children aged 5+

Family Workshop: Projection Portraits

Family Workshop: Projection Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

14 February 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket Desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults

Experiment with new ways to looking, seeing and photographing your family using colour and digital projections. Create a unique frame to view your family through

Suitable for children aged 5+

Drop-in Family Session: In Focus

Drop-in Family Session: In Focus

  • Family||Workshop

14 February 2017, 13:30-16:00
Room 21
Drop-in, no ticket required

Join Ed Sutcliffe, winner of BP Travel Award 2015 for a drawing session

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 February 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: Kaleidoscopes

Drop-in Family Session: Kaleidoscopes

  • Family||Workshop

15 February 2017, 11:00-13:00
Room 21
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Transform your portraits into optical illusions and multiple images

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

Drop-in Family Session: Kaleidoscopes

Drop-in Family Session: Kaleidoscopes

  • Family||Workshop

15 February 2017, 14:00-16:00
Room 21
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Transform your portraits into optical illusions and multiple images

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 February 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.

Family Workshop: Behind the Frame

Family Workshop: Behind the Frame

  • Family||Workshop

16 February 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket Desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults

Explore the style of artist Luc Tuymans and create your own painted portrait

Suitable for children aged 5+

Lunchtime Lecture: Witnessing Spectacle, Reproducing Fame

Lunchtime Lecture: Witnessing Spectacle, Reproducing Fame

16 February 2017, 13:15
Room 20, Floor 2.
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

In early nineteenth-century London artists looked to the theatres to find star subjects for celebrity portrait prints. Tessa Kilgarriff introduces the vibrant images included in the Reproducing Fame display and explores the stories behind their production.
Family Workshop: Behind the Frame

Family Workshop: Behind the Frame

  • Family||Workshop

16 February 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket Desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults

Explore the style of artist Luc Tuymans and create your own painted portrait

Suitable for children aged 5+

Drop-in Family Session: Remember me?

Drop-in Family Session: Remember me?

  • Family||Workshop

16 February 2017, 13:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Drop-in, no ticket required

Creative drawing session in the Gallery exploring memory

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

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
16 February 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as DJ Neil Prince creates a set in response to the works on display.

In Conversation: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

In Conversation: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

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

Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Associate Curator, Photographs and Kovi Konowiecki, whose Shimi Beitar Illit and Tilly and Itty Beitar Illit won third prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016, assess this year’s selection of the best in contemporary portrait photography. Other speaker to be announced.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 February 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.

Family Workshop: Reflections and Distortions

Family Workshop: Reflections and Distortions

  • Family||Workshop

17 February 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket Desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults

Have fun experimenting with a range of drawing materials, lenses and mirrors to create an unusual and surprising portrait.

Suitable for children aged 5+

Family Workshop: Reflections and Distortions

Family Workshop: Reflections and Distortions

  • Family||Workshop

17 February 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available one hour before the event from the Ticket Desk in Main Hall. There are 20 places available per session for children plus accompanying adults

Have fun experimenting with a range of drawing materials, lenses and mirrors to create an unusual and surprising portrait.

Suitable for children aged 5+

Drop-in Family Session: Photofit

Drop-in Family Session: Photofit

  • Family||Workshop

17 February 2017, 13:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, Drop-in, no ticket required

Creative session in the Gallery exploring how we look at features on faces

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

Holiday Activities: Life through the Lens

Holiday Activities: Life through the Lens

  • Family||Workshop

13 February - 17 February 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Luc Tuymans display and the permanent Collections, join us for a week of activities exploring portraits of people wearing glasses. Please note the 14.30 workshop on Monday 13 will be BSL interpreted.

Young People's Three Day Workshop: Photo Select

Young People's Three Day Workshop: Photo Select

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

15 February - 17 February 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Work with professional photographers Marysa Dowling and Othello De’Souza –Hartley to produce a body of portraits inspired by this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Young People's Three Day Workshop Showcase: Photo Select

Young People's Three Day Workshop Showcase: Photo Select

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

17 February 2017, 17:00-17:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, all ages welcome, no booking required

Come and join us in the gallery spaces for a free showcase where you can view creative work produced by participants of the Young People’s Thee Day Workshop Showcase: Photo Select.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
17 February 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.

Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre

Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Angela Hicks and Din Ghani celebrate lutesong composer-poet Thomas Campion’s 450th anniversary.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 February 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

19 February 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+): Portraits in paint with Anna Hymas

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portraits in paint with Anna Hymas

  • Family||Workshop

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

Join artist Anna Hymas, for a creative session exploring colour, shape and form through paint inspired by the contemporary collections.

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

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portraits in paint with Anna Hymas

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portraits in paint with Anna Hymas

  • Family||Workshop

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

Join artist Anna Hymas, for a creative session exploring colour, shape and form through paint inspired by the contemporary collections.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 February 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 February 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 February 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

23 February 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: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Visualising Portraits: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

23 February 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore contemporary photographs through the ‘lens’ of a photographer who will talk about some of the work in this years’ Portrait Prize.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 February 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.

Performance: Colour in the Darkness

Performance: Colour in the Darkness

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

Set against the backdrop of war and economic chaos in the early years of the 19th Century, Colour in the Darkness tells the story of portrait artist Francis Wesley, his old apprentice and rival, Dutch artist Van der Pryss, a scandalous portrait and a dark secret.
BSL Tour: Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

BSL Tour: Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Join John Wilson for a tour of prints depicting costumes, gestures and expressions of actors and singers from the Victorian Stage. Led in BSL.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 February 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
24 February 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: Adam Brown

Live Music: Adam Brown

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Friday night music.

Life Drawing: Abstracting the pose

Life Drawing: Abstracting the pose

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

So often in Life Drawing we can get caught up in trying to create a replica of the model on paper.

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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 February 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

26 February 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: A Theatrical Journey in Photography

Weekend Workshop: A Theatrical Journey in Photography

25 February - 26 February 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer and digital artist Alexia Sinclair, whose portrait Heidi features in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 exhibition.

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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 February 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: Contemporary Galleries

The Drawing Room: Contemporary Galleries

  • Workshop

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

Experiment with drawing tools on iPads taking inspiration from contemporary portraits.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 February 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.

Displays (9)

9 displays matching the date nextMonth

Spotlight

Spotlight

12 December 2016 - 12 February 2017
Room 31
Free

Renowned as one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and influential artists, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was also one of the most photographed.

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.

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War

21 June 2016 - 5 February 2017
Room 31: case display
Free

This display marks one hundred years since the introduction of conscription by Herbert Asquith's government, in March 1916.

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.

Beyond the Gallery (1)

1 event matching the date nextMonth

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.