BP Portrait Award 2007
by Ingolv Helland
© the artist
Past touring exhibition archive
The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting. For the first time since the annual portrait award competition started in the Gallery in 1980, the competion was open to all people over the age of 40.
As well as a significant first-prize of £25,000 and three runner-up prizes, the competition also includes a special prize for entrants under the age of 30, continuing the Award's role as a showcase for young artistic talent. Anyone selected for the exhibition is also eligible to enter for the BP Travel Award.
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
13 October - 2 December 2007
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
14 December 2007 - 27 April 2008