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 (26)

26 events matching the search term BP Portrait Award

Live Music: The BRIT School

Live Music: The BRIT School

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
10 July 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Creative responses to the BP Portrait Award 2015 exhibition

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

11 July 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under the expert tuition of exhibiting artist Raoof Haghighi.

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

12 July 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under the expert tuition of exhibiting artist Raoof Haghighi.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

18 July 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum, use a wide range of materials and be inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015 and BP Portrait Award artists in these friendly drop-in drawing sessions which take place on the third Saturday of every month.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

19 July 2015, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Have a go at portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award- winning artists. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

For ages 14–19. Free Booking is essential, please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award Judges

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award Judges

A part of Late Shift
23 July 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Pim Baxter, Deputy Director and Chair of judges, is joined by fellow judges, artist Peter Monkman and Kim Mawhinney (Head of Art for National Museums Northern Ireland), to assess this year’s competition.

Drop-in Family Session: Seeing Double

Drop-in Family Session: Seeing Double

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the BP portrait Award 2015, create a small wallet double portrait to keep in your pocket.

Suitable for ages 3+. No ticket needed.

Drop-in Family Session: Seeing Double

Drop-in Family Session: Seeing Double

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the BP portrait Award 2015, create a small wallet double portrait to keep in your pocket.

Suitable for ages 3+. No ticket needed.

Family Art Workshop: Conceal & Reveal

Family Art Workshop: Conceal & Reveal

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2015, 11:30-13:00
Education Studio
Free

Taking inspiration from portraits in BP Portrait Award 2015 make photographic portraits that both reveal & conceal your personality

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Conceal & Reveal

Family Art Workshop: Conceal & Reveal

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2015, 14:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free

Taking inspiration from portraits in BP Portrait Award 2015 make photographic portraits that both reveal & conceal your personality

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Patterned Portraits

Family Art Workshop: Patterned Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2015, 11:30-13:00
Education Studio
Free

Explore the use of pattern in both the BP Portrait Award 2015 and the Collection to make a large scale print.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Patterned Portraits

Family Art Workshop: Patterned Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2015, 14:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free

Explore the use of pattern in both the BP Portrait Award 2015 and the Collection to make a large scale print.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

1 August 2015, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Have a go at portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award- winning artists. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration

For ages 14–19. Free Booking is essential, please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483

Family Art Workshop: Characters

Family Art Workshop: Characters

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2015, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop exploring how to create characters for your stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted and there will be a book-signing in the Exhibition Shop at 13.30.

Family Art Workshop: Characters

Family Art Workshop: Characters

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

3 August 2015, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Yasmeen Ismail, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop exploring how to create characters for your stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted and there will be a book-signing in the Exhibition Shop at 13.30.

Family Art Workshop: Wishing Tree

Family Art Workshop: Wishing Tree

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2015, 11:30-13:00
Education Studio
Free

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015 exhibition, construct a wishing tree to pin your hopes and dreams.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Wishing Tree

Family Art Workshop: Wishing Tree

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2015, 14:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2015 exhibition, construct a wishing tree to pin your hopes and dreams.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Young People’s Private View BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Young People’s Private View BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

4 August 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Exclusive after-hours viewing of the BP Portrait Award 2015, with artists, art activities, competitions, music, refreshments and much more. For young people, by young people. #BPNextGen npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration.

FREE. For ages 14-19. RSVP essential. Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk with your full name, age and email address. Bookings open for non-Gallery members on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Family Art Workshop: Toby Jugs

Family Art Workshop: Toby Jugs

  • Family||Workshop

6 August 2015, 11:30-13:00
Education Studio
Free

Taking inspiration from the portraits in BP Portrait Award and the collection to make a clay jug with two faces.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Family Art Workshop: Toby Jugs

Family Art Workshop: Toby Jugs

  • Family||Workshop

6 August 2015, 14:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free

Taking inspiration from the portraits in BP Portrait Award and the collection to make a clay jug with two faces.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required and available one hour before event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session.

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day One)

8 August 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under the expert tuition of exhibiting artist Alan McGowan. Suitable for all abilities.

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop BP Portrait Award 2015 (Day Two)

9 August 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore and take inspiration from this year’s BP Portrait Award 2015, to create your own portrait working from a model under the expert tuition of exhibiting artist Alan McGowan. Suitable for all abilities.

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
13 August 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portraiture. Led by exhibiting artist Sophie Williams.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

16 August 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award, try out new paint techniques and processes to create a giant mural in our studio.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

16 August 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the BP Portrait Award, try out new paint techniques and processes to create a giant mural in our studio.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2015

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2015

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 August 2015, 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. Led by exhibiting artist Antony Williams. Interpreted into BSL.