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 (17)

17 events matching the search term BP Portrait Award

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

16 July 2016, 10:30-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. Free. Bookings in advance to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

16 July 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How to draw a face, with a BP Portrait Award artist. For all abilities, all materials provided. Drawing for ages 14–21. All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.
Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
28 July 2016, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

See this year's selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world.

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
28 July 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the BP Portrait Award 2016. Led in BSL.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

30 July 2016, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. Bookings in advance to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk For ages 14–21. Booking required.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

31 July 2016, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing with BP Portrait Award artists. Life drawing with a nude model. Parent/guardian permission required – see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for details. For ages 14–21.  Booking required.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 11:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories.

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

1 August 2016, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award 2016

Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Young People

A part of Late Shift
2 August 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for an after-hours viewing of BP Portrait Award 2016 with artists, drawing, food, competitions, music and more. RSVP essential to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk with your full name, age and email address.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Family: Holiday Activities: Picture the Portrait

Family: Holiday Activities: Picture the Portrait

  • Family||Workshop

25 July - 5 August 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Two weeks of ticketed and drop-in sessions inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016 exhibition.

Taster Sessions: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Sessions: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

6 August 2016, 14:00-17:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

15 August - 17 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Applications open on 23 June 2016 (for all applications) and close on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 12.00. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for application forms and full information

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
18 August 2016, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

See this year's selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

20 August 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Pick up a paintbrush, with a BP Portrait Award artist. Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for free, fun drop-in drawing in the Galleries. A different theme and guest artist each month. For all abilities, all materials provided. For ages 14–21. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

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

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

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

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

22 August - 24 August 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Applications open on 23 June 2016 (for all applications) and close on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 12.00. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for application forms and full information.