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Mosaic

A design made by arranging small pieces of glass, ceramic, or other suitable materials into a pattern and setting them onto a bed of cement or plaster.

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Artist and sitter interviews

Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.

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Sleeping Awake

Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.

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