Events

A programme of special events 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 7321 6600 or visit the Gallery.



Events (4)

4 events matching the search term Howard Hodgkin

Sunday Session: Abstract Portraits

Sunday Session: Abstract Portraits

  • Workshop||Young People

7 May 2017, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Work with artist Nick Botting and Robin –Lee Hall to investigate themes of abstraction and memory. Then develop expressive brushwork techniques in this painting  workshop inspired by Howard Hodgkin. For ages 14 to 21 years only. To book your free place, email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Family Art Workshop: Crazy Colour Creations in 3D (Ages 5+)

Family Art Workshop: Crazy Colour Creations in 3D (Ages 5+)

  • Family||Workshop

31 May 2017, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

Create a colourful 3D stage set inspired by  Howard Hodgkin Portraits: Absent Friends

Family Art Workshop: Crazy Colour Creations in 3D (Ages 5+)

Family Art Workshop: Crazy Colour Creations in 3D (Ages 5+)

  • Family||Workshop

31 May 2017, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required and available 1 hour before event. 20 tickets available in each workshop for children plus accompanying adults

Create a colourful 3D stage set inspired by  Howard Hodgkin Portraits: Absent Friends

Lunchtime Lecture: Coloured with Emotion: Shocking Pink, Hematite & Chrome Yellow

Lunchtime Lecture: Coloured with Emotion: Shocking Pink, Hematite & Chrome Yellow

1 June 2017, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Colours have always been used to express complex ideas and feelings, from the blue-cloaked Virgin in medieval devotional works to the visceral smears used by Howard Hodgkin. Some of these relationships are restricted to a time or place, while others are near universal and have their roots in the earliest human history. Kassia St Clair, design writer and author of 'The Secret Lives of Colour', tells the emotionally charged stories connected with three striking colours: hematite, shocking pink and chrome yellow.