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Exhibitions (1)

1 exhibition matching the date thisWeek

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 (14)

14 events matching the date thisWeek

Portrait of the Day: Emmeline Pankhurst

Portrait of the Day: Emmeline Pankhurst

  • Talks and Lectures

21 February 2017, 12:30
Room 30
Free

Widely known as the leader of the Suffragette movement in England, Emmeline Pankhurst's parents, husband and early work life took a big part in making her such a remarkable leader.

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: Radclyffe Hall

Portrait of the Day: Radclyffe Hall

  • Talks and Lectures

22 February 2017, 12:30
Room 30
Free

Hall's semi-autobiographical novel The Well of Lonliness (1928) became immediately famous for her frank portrayal of its lesbian central relationship.

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: George Frideric Handel

Portrait of the Day: George Frideric Handel

  • Talks and Lectures

23 February 2017, 12:30
Room 12
Free

Described by his contemporaries as a dramatic genius, GFH was a key figure of the Baroque Period and one of the most important composers in the History of Music.

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
Room 20, Floor 2
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

London 1808. Napoleon advances, Covent Garden burns and a portrait must be painted. The worlds of Master, pupil, artist and sitter collide and unravel as beneath the portrait a dark secret is revealed through the murky pallet of patronage. Take a first look at this new play written and directed by Giles Smith, performed in Room 20, Floor 2.

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: John Clare

Portrait of the Day: John Clare

  • Talks and Lectures

24 February 2017, 12:30
Room 18
Free

Promoted as 'the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet', Clare spent much of his life as a poor agricultural labourer before mental illness condemned him to an asylum in 1837. His intensely detailed poetry reflects his love of his native countryside. It also movingly describes the hardship suffered by the rural poor.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Portrait of the Day: Oswald Mosley: "An unaccomplished man"

Portrait of the Day: Oswald Mosley: "An unaccomplished man"

  • Talks and Lectures

25 February 2017, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Mosley became Conservative MP for Harrow in 1918, but left due to policy conflicts.

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: Ayuba Suleiman Diallo

Portrait of the Day: Ayuba Suleiman Diallo

  • Talks and Lectures

26 February 2017, 12:30
Room 27
Free

His life as a slave and slave owner

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.

Displays (9)

9 displays matching the date thisWeek

Spotlight

Spotlight

14 February - 18 June 2017
Room 31
Free

The early twentieth century saw women increasingly challenging traditional conventions and expectations of their roles in society. This developed alongside the emergence of machine-powered aeroplanes, which offered women a new means for expressing their independence by taking to the skies.

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

19 February 2016 - 16 July 2017
Room 3
Free

This small display of paintings and miniatures explores the collars and ruffs that were such a striking feature of sixteenth and seventeenth century dress. Their design and scale changed continually over the period, with each decade heralding a new fashion that allowed sitters to demonstrate their wealth and style.

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.

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 thisWeek

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.