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Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, 1995
Private Collection © The Lucian Freud Archive.
Photo: Courtesy Lucian Freud Archive

APRIL

Sunday 1 April

11.00 – 16.00
Young People's Programme
Sunday Session Painting Portraits: Linear
Paint a portrait using a linear approach inspired by Freud's earlier works. Led by artist Sadie Lee.

Thursday 5 April

19.00
Late Shift
Film Season Freud on Film: Tim Marlow on... Lucian Freud Portraits
Broadcaster and art historian Tim Marlow introduces the screening of his recent documentary on Freud.

Friday 6 April

18.30 – 20.30
Late Shift
Drop-in Drawing Life Drawing Class
Inspired by Lucian Freud Portraits.

Wednesday 11 – Friday 13 April

11.00 – 16.00
Young People's Programme
Three-day workshop Under the Skin: Portrait Poems
Lucian Freud's works are like intimate conversations, getting under the skin of his subjects. Taking a similar approach, work with award-winning poet Ross Sutherland to explore artist/sitter relationships.
Day 1: develop interview techniques
Day 2: the “sitting” with a friend or family member
Day 3: write up your poem. Culminates in a public poetry performance
* When booking for this event, young people should confirm that their chosen sitter is available to come to the Gallery on Day 2.

Thursday 12 April

19.00
Late Shift
Film Season Freud on Film: Jake Auerbach on Lucian Freud Portraits
A beautiful and telling film but disturbing too’ The Guardian

Director Jake Auerbach introduces this special screening, giving an insight in to the making of this insightful documentary.

Lucian Freud had always been at pains to preserve his privacy. As his fame increased, he became the object of endless and generally inaccurate press interest. This film aims to give an analysis of the artist as seen through the eyes of those who have been best placed to study him; his sitters.

Over a period of two years Jake Auerbach and Freud’s biographer, William Feaver, filmed many of Freud’s subjects. The film includes candid interviews with fellow painters David Hockney and Celia Paul, the late Duke of Devonshire and the now Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, friends such as Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles, ex-lovers, daughters and grand-daughters.

Unprecedented, intimate and revealing, the film weaves these interviews with a large selection of work by one of the great artists of our century.

Friday 13 April

18.30 – 20.30
Late Shift
Workshop Painting in the Studio
Create self-portraits inspired by Lucian Freud Portraits with award-winning artist James Hague. Using acrylic paint to create a closely cropped self-portrait from life, explore the style and techniques of the Lucian Freud’s early works from the mid 1940s and 1950s.

Tutor: James Hague won the BP Portrait Award in 1996, and completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2006. He lives and works as an artist in Hackney Wick, and in Denmark.
All materials are provided. Suitable for all levels.

Workshop does not include a visit to the exhibition.
Tickets: £10

Saturday 14 April

11.00 – 16.00
Walking Tour Freud's London: The Early Years
Spend a day exploring Freud’s early career, taking in his work, his inspirations and his London stomping grounds. Start the day with a lecture looking at Freud’s earlier work, then visit the exhibition. The afternoon walk will take you to places which link Freud to his adopted city. The day will be led by experienced Blue Badge Guide Sarah Ciacci. Ticket includes entry to the exhibition and lecture. You can find out about Freud’s later career with walking tours led by Blue Badge Guide Alan Read on the 17 March or 19 May.
Tickets: £30/£25

Thursday 19 April

19.00
Late Shift
Lecture The Making of the Exhibition
Join curator Sarah Howgate to find out what went on behind the scenes to create Lucian Freud Portraits.
Tickets: £5/£4
Book online

Friday 20 April

18.30 – 20.30
Workshop Life Drawing Class

One of Freud’s regular sitters, Benefits Supervisormodel Sue Tilley, poses for this special drawing workshop. With artist Adrian Dutton.

Due to popular demand and capacity issues advance booking was required for this free event. The event is now fully booked.

Saturday 21 April

10.30 – 18.00
Symposium Lucian Freud Portraits
Join us for an engaging and illuminating day of conversations and discussions exploring Lucian Freud, his work and the making of this exhibition.
Tickets: £35/£30
Call 020 7306 0055 to book tickets

Thursday 26 April

19.00 Late Shift
In Conversation Word of Mouth from the Warren Street Squat
A discussion on how 80s club culture created its own family. Panel includes DJ Jeffrey Hinton, chaired by Tim Redfern.
Tickets: £5/£4
Book online

19.30
Late Shift
Gallery Talk Nudity in Portraits
John Wilson leads a tour in British Sign Language with interpretation into English.

Friday 27 April

18.30 – 20.30
Late Shift
Workshop Painting in the Studio
The art of negotiation – the relationship between artist and sitter. Paint a friend with Mark Entwhistle.
Tickets: £10

Saturday 28 April

11.00 – 16.00
Walking Tour Freud's London: The Early Years
Spend a day exploring Freud’s early career, taking in his work, his inspirations and his London stomping grounds. Start the day with a lecture looking at Freud’s earlier work, then visit the exhibition. The afternoon walk will take you to places which link Freud to his adopted city. The day will be led by experienced Blue Badge Guide Sarah Ciacci. Ticket includes entry to the exhibition and lecture.
Tickets: £30/£25