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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 (59)

59 events matching the date nextMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 January 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 January 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

3 January 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

4 January 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Members’ Evening Private View: Picasso Portraits and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Members’ Evening Private View: Picasso Portraits and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • For Members

4 January 2017, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter and Ground Floor Learner Galleries

This event is now full


Our Members’ Evening Private Views give you the chance to visit the gallery after-hours and are a great way to see our current exhibitions away from the crowds.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 November

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 January 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: Eat, Drink and Be Merry: The Greatest Parties in British History

Lunchtime Lecture: Eat, Drink and Be Merry: The Greatest Parties in British History

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

From Tudor pageants to twentieth century bohemia, the British know how to celebrate. Curator Louise Stewart explores some of history’s most spectacular events, discussing their social and historical significance.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
5 January 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
5 January 2017, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join artist Peta Taylor for a whistle-stop tour of the Collection, picking out favourites along the way.

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
5 January 2017, 18:00-21:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 January 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: Cerian

Live Music: Cerian

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sings  original songs inspired by poetry, literature, love, loss and life.
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
6 January 2017, 18:30
Check signage on the day
Free

Join artist Victoria Turnbull for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 January 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 January 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: Print It!

Sunday Session: Print It!

  • Young People
  • BSL

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

Learn techniques and make your own design inspired Reproducing Fame: Print Makers and the Victorian Stage display. Communication support on request. For ages 14 to 21 years only.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 January 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

10 January 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

11 January 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 January 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
12 January 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Lecture: Lee Miller and Picasso

Lecture: Lee Miller and Picasso

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

Antony Penrose, son of Lee Miller and Director, The Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection, tells the story of the long relationship between his mother and Picasso, illustrated by her own photographs.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 January 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
13 January 2017, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Live Music: Adélaïde Ferrière

Live Music: Adélaïde Ferrière

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Friday night live music. The French percussionist performs a range of music for the marimba.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 January 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 January 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.

Special Sunday Session: Species And Spectacles: An Audience with John Hegley (9+)

Special Sunday Session: Species And Spectacles: An Audience with John Hegley (9+)

15 January 2017, 14:00-15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Silly songs, poems and stories depicting the world as seen through the glasses of John Hegley, member of the group The Popticians and author of the BBC Radio 4 broadcast Alice Looking Through the Glasses. Includes the tale of Pat who lives in a world that is flat, but will be made round by the wearing of extra special specs, plus a piece about the bridled guillemot.

Weekend Workshop: Cubist Portraits

Weekend Workshop: Cubist Portraits

14 January - 15 January 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

These intimate art weekends enable you to explore, develop and improve your creativity. Working alongside leading artists and photographers, take inspiration from the Gallery and look at portraiture in new, exciting ways. Class numbers are limited to 12. All materials are provided.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 January 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

17 January 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

18 January 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 January 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: Picasso in London with the Russian Ballet

Lunchtime Lecture: Picasso in London with the Russian Ballet

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

Writer Richard Shone looks at Picasso’s stay in London in the summer of 1919 during which he designed the scenery and costumes for the great Spanish-themed ballet Le Tricorne  (The Three-Cornered Hat), with music by Manuel de Falla and choreography by Massine.
Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
19 January 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.

Gallery Tour: A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

Gallery Tour: A Century of Photography, 1840-1940

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
19 January 2017, 19:00
Room 29
Free

Find out about some of the treasures from the Gallery’s extraordinary Photographs Collection including works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Carroll, Hill and Adamson, Edward Weston, Frederick Evans, Cecil Beaton and Madame Yevonde.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 January 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.

Late Shift Extra: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real

Late Shift Extra: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
20 January 2017, 18:00-21:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Inspired by Picasso Portraits, the Gallery becomes a one night artists’ colony featuring music, poetry, performance, art, film and dance. Curated by Martyn Ware for Illustrious.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 January 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: View Points: Learn composition technquies

Pick up a Pencil: View Points: Learn composition technquies

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

21 January 2017, 12:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in

Investigate how to use scale and composition with a professional artist.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 January 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 January 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

24 January 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

25 January 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 January 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: Picasso Portraits

Visualising Portraits: Picasso Portraits

26 January 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover Picasso’s creative processes through his portrayal of family, friends and lovers. This session will include a free creative activity.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
26 January 2017, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Picasso: A  Self Portrait

In Conversation: Picasso: A Self Portrait

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

Art critic and broadcaster Alastair Sooke is joined by Professor Elizabeth Cowling, curator of Picasso Portraits, to look at Picasso’s life, career and art via the prism of his self-portraits.

BSL Gallery Tour: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

BSL Gallery Tour: Luc Tuymans: Glasses

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Chisato Minamimura looks at the display of internationally renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans portraits of sitters wearing glasses. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 January 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

Live Music

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Friday night live music.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 January 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.

Life Drawing: 1917

Life Drawing: 1917

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

To welcome in the new year, explore the way painters and photographers constructed images of female sitters 100 years ago. Led by artist Grace Adam.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 January 2017, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 January 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: Photogravure Printing

Weekend Workshop: Photogravure Printing

28 January - 29 January 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Peter Mosleley, whose portrait of Angela features in this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, leads this two day workshop using the early photographic printing process of photogravure with a modern twist.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 January 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: Late Victorian to Edwardian Painting

The Drawing Room: Late Victorian to Edwardian Painting

  • Workshop

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

Spend time in this dedicated display exploring the technique and style of late Victorian and Edwardian painting.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 January 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 (8)

8 displays matching the date nextMonth

Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-portraiture in Britain

Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-portraiture in Britain

16 September 2016 - 8 January 2017
Room 5
Free

The National Portrait Gallery has the best collection of early British self-portraits in the world. This display, the second of three to be held at the Gallery as part of the tour of the recently acquired Van Dyck self-portrait, considers the painting in the context of this fascinating collection. It includes the earliest oil self-portrait painted in Britain, as well as works by Isaac Oliver, Sir Peter Lely and Mary Beale. A highlight will be the striking self-portrait by William Dobson, on loan from a private collection, which hung as a pair with the Van Dyck portrait for 300 years.

Organised with support from the Art Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund

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.
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.

Speak its Name!

Speak its Name!

22 November 2016 - 6 August 2017
Room 32
Free

This display celebrates the advances in gay rights in Britain over the past half century and features portraits accompanied by quotations from the sitters discussing their own experience of ‘coming out’. These range from coming out to friends and family, to wanting to be honest to an audience of fans and media.
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.

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.