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 (7)

7 events matching the search term BP Portrait Award

Young People: BP Next Generation 3-day Summer Schools

Young People: BP Next Generation 3-day Summer Schools

  • Young People

21 August - 23 August 2017, 11:00-16:30
Applications online npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

Work with BP Portrait Award-winning artists to explore portrait painting over three intensive days.

Applications online npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration Applications open 09:00, Thursday 22 June. Close 17:00 Weds 9 August 2017. Young People 14-21 years

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award

31 August 2017, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait in this annual painting competition.

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2017 and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2017 and The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

  • For Members

4 September 2017, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Learner and Wolfson Galleries
SOLD OUT

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

Please RSVP for this event from 1 July

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2017

9 September - 10 September 2017, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Take inspiration from this year’s exhibition to create your own portrait under the expert tuition of first prize winning artist Benjamin Sullivan. Work with a model, experiment with drawing techniques and explore the possibilities of paint to achieve a convincing portrait. Suitable for all abilities.

Weekend Workshop: Painting in Egg Tempera: An Introduction

Weekend Workshop: Painting in Egg Tempera: An Introduction

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

Artist Antony Williams, who won third prize for his portrait Emma in the BP Portrait Award 2017, introduces the traditional painting medium of egg tempera.

Pick up a Pencil The Big Draw: Living Lines

Pick up a Pencil The Big Draw: Living Lines

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

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

Get drawing in the Galleries with our social sketching event, working with special guest artist, illustrator and film-maker Becca Human, and Youth Forum. Young People 14-21 years.
Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Monday 7 August 2017.

Weekend Workshop: Seeing Double - painting the same subject in different ways

Weekend Workshop: Seeing Double - painting the same subject in different ways

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

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall to investigate Cézanne’s numerous experimental paintings using the same sitter. Paint a number of oil sketches from a live model exploring Cézanne’s approach through composition, colour and brushstrokes.