Late Shift Extra: What is a Portrait?

Friday 10 September 2010
18.00–22.00

Late Shift in partnership with FTI Consulting

This was the second of our quarterly Late Shift Extra nights. The theme of the night asked the question ‘What is a Portrait?’ with a range of drop in salons, workshops, talks, tours, plus the opportunity to have your portrait taken and learn performance poetry!  

Events included:

  • Selection of Spoken Portraits by  National Portrait Gallery staff
  • The chance to take-away your own piece of art with the pop up drawing machine and Shoot Experience Photo Booth
  • Photographer Marysa Dowling explored the idea of alternative portraits by taking visitors pictures without their face
  • ‘Face’ themed DJ set by Pascal Brannan, inspired by our collection of musicians and performers
  • Drop-in Drawing sessions
  • Live music from the winners of the prestigious Royal London Overseas League music competition
  • Spoken word workshop with leading spoken word artist Sophia Blackwell
  • Road to 2012 Photographer Brian Griffin in conversation with the Gallery’s Commissions Manager, Anne Braybon
  • Philosophy Salon with philosopher Katrina Mitcheson questioning what portraiture really is
  • Exhibition tours of the BP Portrait Award 2010

Download the full programme of the night's events