Events

A programme of special events including talks, tours and workshops will complement the exhibition.

All events are free except where indicated. Places are limited and available at the Gallery on a first-come, first-served basis. For charged events you can book tickets online, call 020 7321 6600 or visit the Gallery.


Events (13)

13 events matching the search term BP Portrait Award

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2019

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2019

25 July 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Fresh talent features in abundance at our annual exhibition of shortlisted works from the most prestigious portrait competition in the world.


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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 July 2019, 19:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by exhibiting artist Vanessa Garwood and shortlisted artist Charlie Schaffer.


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Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - One day workshop

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - One day workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

30 July 2019, 11:00-16:00
Fully booked

Immerse yourself in a packed day of creativity. Learn from professional artists, discover new skills in life drawing, create your own painting, meet artists and take a tour of the BP portrait Award exhibition. All art materials and lunch included.


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Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - One day workshop

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - One day workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

31 July 2019, 11:00-16:00
Fully booked

Immerse yourself in a packed day of creativity. Learn from professional artists, discover new skills in life drawing, create your own painting, meet artists and take a tour of the BP portrait Award exhibition. All art materials and lunch included.


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In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Friday Lates
2 August 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Lecture Theatre
Free ticket required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Gain a Queer Perspective on our Collection with resident artist Sadie Lee and her special guests Sarah Jane Moon and Dr Ronx as they discuss portraits which have a personal resonance. Sarah Jane’s portrait of Dr Ronx is exhibited in the BP Portrait Award 2019.


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Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2019

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2019

10 August - 11 August 2019, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Inspired by this year’s selection in the best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world, spend two days in the studio working with exhibiting artist Sarah Jane Moon. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided. 


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Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Summer School

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Summer School

  • Workshop||Young People

13 August - 15 August 2019, 11:00-16:30
Education Studio
Fully booked

Take your art practice to another level. This practical art workshop allows you to spend three-days in the art studio at the Gallery, learning from professional artists and working from a model to create a portrait and learn new skills in composition, lighting and pose.


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Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Young People’s Private View

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Young People’s Private View

  • Workshop||Young People

20 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Free, booking required

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

The Gallery is yours for the evening. Enjoy the BP Portrait Award 2019 after-hours with live music, art workshops, competitions, refreshments and a chance to meet artists and other young creatives. RSVP required.


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Family workshop: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Family workshop: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

  • Family||Workshop

26 August 2019, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Learn to draw a person in proportion or focus on a particular detail.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family workshop: You be the judge

Family workshop: You be the judge

  • Family||Workshop

27 August - 28 August 2019, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Enjoy painting speedy portraits as a family, then choose a favourite and win a prize.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

28 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Lerner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of painting and photography. The Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting with works on display from amateur artists to professionals. Cindy Sherman will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day and focuses on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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Family workshop: All about you

Family workshop: All about you

  • Family||Workshop

29 August - 30 August 2019, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Join a professional artist to create your own self portrait – how will you paint yourself?

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
30 August 2019, 19:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by shortlisted artist Emma Hopkins.


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