Events

A programme of special events including talks, tours and workshops complements the  exhibition.

All events are free except where indicated. Places are limited and available at the Gallery on a first-come, first-served basis. For charged events you can book tickets online, call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Gallery.

Family Trail and Labels

You can explore this year’s exhibition with our free family trail and labels, with drawings by illustrator Anna Hymas. The trail includes a range of activities inspired by the portraits on display, and the chance to win a goody bag with signed books from Anna.







Events (14)

14 events matching the search term BP Portrait Award

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create a 3D map of your favourite room inspired by portraits with interiors in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2014

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2014

31 July 2014, 14:00
Check signage on day for details
Free

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

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create a 3D map of your favourite room inspired by portraits with interiors in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014

Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014

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

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world in the BP Portrait Award 2014 led by exhibiting artist, Ben Ashton.

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Young People

2 August 2014, 11:00-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Fully Booked

Free

Experiment with drawing in a range of media working with Portrait Award artists. For ages 14–19. 

Booking required.  Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Family Art Workshops: Characters

Family Art Workshops: Characters

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2014, 11:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Jenni Desmond, picture book author and illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop on characterisation. There will be a special book signing at 13.30 in the Exhibition Shop.

This session is suitable for ages 3+ and their carers.

Family Art Workshops: Characters

Family Art Workshops: Characters

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

4 August 2014, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Jenni Desmond, picture book author and illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop on characterisation. There will be a special book signing at 13.30 in the Exhibition Shop.

This session is suitable for ages 3+ and their carers.

Drop-in Activity: ‘Portrait Shapes’

Drop-in Activity: ‘Portrait Shapes’

  • Family||Workshop

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

Create your very own cut out portrait using different colours and shapes.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2014, 11:30-13:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Create a moving portrait inspired by the portraits in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

  • Family||Workshop

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

Design your own Exhibition Poster!

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2014, 14:30-16:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Create a moving portrait inspired by the portraits in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

Drop-in Activity: Self Portraits

Drop-in Activity: Self Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

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

Explore contemporary self portraits to create  a portrait using words and images.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

16 August 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.

Members

Members' Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2014 and Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

  • For Members and Associates

1 September 2014, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall

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.

Places are limited so please RSVP for these events.
Members are welcome to bring a guest.