PORTfolio reviews

Young woman taping artworks to a wall
© Jonny Guardiani

7 April 2024, 14.00-17.30

Learning Centre

Free (booking required)

Aged 16-21 and want some advice, feedback and a conversation about your artwork with an inspiring group of artists, curators and artist educators?

Following the success of our pilot session in October, we’re offering regular speed-portfolio review sessions at the Gallery that will help support your ideas, projects and work moving forward. You’ll have a chance to speak to a number of professionals in the industry who will be matched to your areas of interest and work in advance.

The afternoon will be your opportunity to:

  • Chat to a number of artists and NPG team in a relaxed setting.
  • Receive one-to-one advice and feedback on your work.
  • Hear more about where to look for future opportunities in line with your interests.
  • Meet other like-minded creative peers to build a network.

The conversation you have with the reviewers is up to you and what you’d like advice and feedback with, but may include:

  • How to take good photographs of your work.
  • What makes a good portfolio?
  • What do people reviewing portfolios look for?
  • How to best talk about your work.
  • What software, training, opportunities there are to level up.
  • What artists to look at for inspiration and research.
  • New or different ways of trying ideas.
  • How to show your work or get recognised.
  • How to build a business from your artwork.

Important things to note:

  • You’ll be required to bring a physical selection of your work to the Gallery on the day of the review.
  • If the work exists digitally only, please ensure it is accessible via a website, social media platform etc.
  • The session will involve sharing your work with reviewers and the rest of the group – please only sign up if you feel comfortable in having your work on display in the workshop space.
  • On the day, you’ll need to stay for the full length of the session (14.00-17.30).

The session will start with all the reviewers introducing themselves and giving a short talk about their work, journey and practice.

Places are limited, and booking essential.

To sign up, please email [email protected]. To secure your space, you’ll need to complete a short application form which will help us match you up with reviewers in advance.

We also have a PORTfolio workshop on Saturday 6 April.