Celebrating Cultural Diversity across the Gallery

Celebrating Cultural Diversity across the Gallery

Celebrating Cultural Diversity across the Gallery

A selection of portraits currently on display of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic). To see a larger representations in the Gallery's collection online, including portraits not on display, visit here.

Portraits currently on display

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Harold Moody
by Ronald Moody
1997, based on a work of 1946
NPG 6380

Pandit Ram Gopal
by Feliks Topolski
circa 1972
NPG 6812

Mary Seacole
by Albert Charles Challen
1869
NPG 6856

Nelson Mandela
by Ian Homer Walters
2008, based on a work of 2001
NPG 6868

Omar Pasha
by Roger Fenton
1855
NPG Ax24904

Omai
by Johann Jacobé, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
1780
NPG D1361

Ira Frederick Aldridge
after James Northcote
circa 1826
NPG L251

Margaret Busby
by Mayotte Magnus
October 1977
NPG x18607

Olive Morris
by Neil Kenlock
January 1973
NPG x199645

Anna May Wong
by Dorothy Wilding
1929
NPG x26341

Colin Jackson; Linford Christie
by Jillian Edelstein
1993
NPG x45385

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Exhibitions & Displays

Black is the New Black: Photographs by Simon Frederick

29 September 2018 - 27 January 2019

Free

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby: The Beautyful Ones

17 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

Free

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Events

Events (5)

5 events matching the search term BAME

In Conversation: Simon Frederick and Guests

In Conversation: Simon Frederick and Guests

A part of Friday Lates
14 December 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist and director Simon Frederick shines a light on the extraordinary achievements being made by Britain's black community celebrated in his current display of photographs, Black is the New Black.


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Screening: Black is the New Black

Screening: Black is the New Black

A part of Friday Lates
4 January 2019, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

To complement the current display of portraits of exceptional black British figures from politics, business, sport, science and more, take the opportunity to watch all four episodes of Black is the New Black, Simon Frederick's BBC series which aired in 2016.


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Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

A part of Friday Lates
19 January 2019, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current display of her portrait of Malala Yousafzai, learn more about Shirin Neshat’s wide-ranging artistic practice with this special double-bill screening of her feature films, Women Without Men (2009) and Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017).

 


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Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

20 January 2019, 13:00-16:00
Fully booked

Inspired by Black is the New Black, a new display by artist and director Simon Frederick showcasing photographs of exceptional black British figures including rapper Tinie Tempah and SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards. Work with artist Othello De'Souza-Hartley to create a photographic portrait using DSLR cameras and develop new skills in composition, lighting and pose.


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The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Gay Man by David McAlmont

The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Gay Man by David McAlmont

A part of Friday Lates
15 February 2019, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The Pasuka Lecture and Prize, named in honour of the pioneering dancer, choreographer, Jamaican migrant to Britain, and Black gay man, Berto Pasuka (1911-1963), celebrate pioneering contributions to the arts.


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Diversity tour

A selection of 12 portraits of individuals from diverse backgrounds currently on display.

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For the teachers

Michael Jackson Teachers’ Resource

Teachers’ Resource
Key stage 3-5

This teachers’ resource designed for use in the gallery or the classroom explores key themes in the exhibition including identity, celebrity culture and fandom. The resource includes points for discussion and debate to develop critical thinking; art activities for students; teachers notes on the exhibition.

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Cultural Diversity Workshops

Full day workshop: 10.00 – 14.30
Suitable for Years 4, 5, 6 and Years 7, 8, 9 Secondary
Free - class 30 pupils

What do photographs and paintings reveal about our past and our present? How do we use portraits to understand cultural diversity in Victorian England? Why is it important to keep researching and changing how we look at our country’s history?

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Meet the Artist: Simon Frederick

Thursday 8 November 11.00-12.30
Free

Bring your students for an exclusive opportunity to meet artist, photographer, filmmaker and broadcaster Simon Frederick who will be speaking to students about his display in the National Portrait gallery, Black is the New Black. To book your class call 020 7312 2483 

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Cultural Diversity at the National Portrait Gallery

To read more about the National Portrait Gallery’s commitment to diversity please visit here