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Exhibitions (3)

3 exhibitions matching the date

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

12 March - 7 June 2020
Porter Plus
Tickets without donation: £17-20
£5 tickets
Every Friday £5 tickets are available to anyone aged under 25. Proof of age will be required.
Free for Members and Patrons

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.


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BP Portrait Award 2020

BP Portrait Award 2020

21 May - 28 June 2020
Rooms 32 & 33

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary portrait painting.


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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

27 February - 28 June 2020
Wolfson Gallery
Tickets without donation: £17-20
Free for Members and Patrons

The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years, David Hockney: Drawing from Life, explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne.


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Events (190)

190 events matching the date

Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

4 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Families Workshop: Style and Sparkle

Families Workshop: Style and Sparkle

  • Family||Workshop

4 April 2020, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free drop-in

Inspired by the glamorous portraits in our new exhibition Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things, have fun dressing up and creating stylish photographs with your family in our photography studio.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

4 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Families Workshop: Style and Sparkle

Families Workshop: Style and Sparkle

  • Family||Workshop

4 April 2020, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free drop-in

Inspired by the glamorous portraits in our new exhibition Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things, have fun dressing up and creating stylish photographs with your family in our photography studio.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

5 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

5 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Young People: Stylish Studio Photography

Young People: Stylish Studio Photography

  • Workshop||Young People

5 April 2020, 13:00-16:00
Education Studio

Cancelled

Fully booked

Inspired by our new exhibition Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things, work with professional photographers Elizabeth Doak and Gisela Torres to explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the 1920s and 1930s and create your own photographic portraits, developing your camera skills and confidence. All equipment and materials provided. Parent/Guardian permission required for under-18s.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
10 April 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Listen and unwind at the bar as DJ Neil Prince creates a set in response to the works on display.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
10 April 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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BSL Tour: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

BSL Tour: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
10 April 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Gallery's new major exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life, which explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him. Led in British Sign Language (BSL).


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

11 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

11 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

12 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

12 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Mildred Cecil: Pregnancy Portrayed in Elizabethan England

Lunchtime Lecture: Mildred Cecil: Pregnancy Portrayed in Elizabethan England

16 April 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Art historian Karen Hearn discusses the portrait of Mildred Cooke.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
17 April 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
17 April 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

18 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

18 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

19 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

19 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Members’ Evening Private View: David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Members’ Evening Private View: David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

  • For Members

20 April 2020, 18:30-20:30
Wolfson Gallery and Porter Plus

Cancelled

This event is now fully booked

Join us for a viewing of drawing and photography in an evening that celebrates two artists renowned for their craft. David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
24 April 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.


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Life Drawing: Hockney and his Influences

Life Drawing: Hockney and his Influences

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates||LGBTQI
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
24 April 2020, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

To coincide with the current major exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life, this Life Drawing session with artist Marc Woodhead explores the techniques, ideas and approaches of David Hockney, and the artists that have influenced, informed and inspired his work.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
24 April 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Alison Kusner for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

25 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

25 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Weekend Workshop: A Symphony in Silver: Beaton Photography Workshop

Weekend Workshop: A Symphony in Silver: Beaton Photography Workshop

25 April 2020, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio

Cancelled

Tickets: £75 (£65 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Join photographer Marysa Dowling for a one-day Workshop where you will construct your own Cecil Beaton inspired world of eccentric glamour in our portrait studio. Working with a model and using lighting, backdrops and everyday materials such as bubble wrap and tin foil, you will create a series of dreamy portraits inspired by Beaton's work of the '20s and '30s.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

26 April 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

26 April 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 April 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Visualising Portraits: A Sitter’s Progress

Visualising Portraits: A Sitter’s Progress

30 April 2020, 14:00-15:00
Meet in main hall

Cancelled

Free

Portraits of the same sitter over time.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
1 May 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Gallery Tour: A History of British Versatility in Twelve Portraits

Gallery Tour: A History of British Versatility in Twelve Portraits

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
1 May 2020, 18:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

We all know that Leonardo da Vinci was a many-sided genius. But what of Britain's very own polymaths?


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
1 May 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates||LGBTQI
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
1 May 2020, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free ticket required

Gain a Queer Perspective on our Collection with resident artist Sadie Lee and her special guest as they discuss portraits which have a personal resonance.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

2 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

2 May 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

3 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Florence Nightingale: the mysteries behind her iconic photographs

Lunchtime Lecture: Florence Nightingale: the mysteries behind her iconic photographs

7 May 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Photo historian Denis Pellerin presents lecture illustrated with 3-D stereoscopic photographs to mark the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Aquila

Guest DJ: Aquila

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
8 May 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Before Djing comes the music! Aquila began Djing around 2000 and plays for music lovers who appreciate hearing diverse, quality, eclectic and selective genres of music including soul and alt/pop/soft rock fused with jazz & Afro Beats.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
8 May 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Alison Kusner for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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BSL Tour: Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

BSL Tour: Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
8 May 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Join Serena Cant for a tour of our major exhibition which explores the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish 'Bright Young Things' of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of the renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton. Led in British Sign Language (BSL).


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

9 May 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

10 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Beaton Portraits with Sir Roy Strong and William Sitwell

In Conversation: Beaton Portraits with Sir Roy Strong and William Sitwell

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
15 May 2020, 17:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Sir Roy Strong, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, revisits Beaton Portraits, the wildly popular and ground-breaking 1968 exhibition he curated.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
15 May 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
15 May 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


Find out more
In Conversation: Tim Walker and Robin Muir

In Conversation: Tim Walker and Robin Muir

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
15 May 2020, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Tim Walker’s  interest in photography began at the Condé Nast library in London where he worked as an intern on the Cecil Beaton archive for a year before university.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

16 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

16 May 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

17 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2020

Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2020

  • For Members

20 May 2020, 14:00-16:00
Porter

Cancelled


The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. The Award aims to encourage artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. Over the years, this has attracted over 40,000 entries from more than 100 countries.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.

 

 

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Cecil Beaton: A Personal Perspective

Lunchtime Lecture: Cecil Beaton: A Personal Perspective

21 May 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Philippe Garner was instrumental in securing The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive for Sotheby’s in 1977. In this lecture he shares his experience of working with the renowned photographer.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
22 May 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
22 May 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


Find out more
In Conversation: Dressing Up

In Conversation: Dressing Up

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
22 May 2020, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Cecil Beaton’s early studio portraits of debutantes and celebrities helped define the image of the ‘Bright Young Thing’, with elaborate backdrops and dramatic costumery.


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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
22 May 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

See this year's selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by an exhibiting artist.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

23 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

23 May 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

24 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Visualising Portraits: People and Power

Visualising Portraits: People and Power

28 May 2020, 14:00-15:00
Meet outside the exhibition

Cancelled

Free

Social reformers in the collection.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
29 May 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Life Drawing: Roger Fry and the Bloomsbury Group

Life Drawing: Roger Fry and the Bloomsbury Group

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates||LGBTQI
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
29 May 2020, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Taking inspiration from the critic and painter Roger Fry’s aesthetic advice to express emotions through a work of art and design via five elements.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
29 May 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Alison Kusner for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

30 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

30 May 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

31 May 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 May 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation 3-Day Art Workshop

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation 3-Day Art Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

29 May - 31 May 2020, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio

Cancelled

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.

Please note that participants can either book to attend a One-Day workshop or the Three-Day workshop.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Conversations with the Past: Hockney and the Old Masters

Lunchtime Lecture: Conversations with the Past: Hockney and the Old Masters

4 June 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Plundering the history of art for its subjects, styles, solutions and techniques, David Hockney’s conversations with the art of the past have been lively and ongoing.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Daniel Oduntan

Guest DJ: Daniel Oduntan

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
5 June 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

South London interdisciplinary artist Daniel Oduntan has been releasing sound projects under various monikers since the mid 2000s with features on OkayAfrica, Boiler Room and We Buy Gold.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
5 June 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


Find out more
Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
5 June 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

See this year's selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by an exhibiting artist.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

6 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

6 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation 1-Day Art Workshop

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation 1-Day Art Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

6 June 2020, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
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.

Please note that participants can either book to attend a One-Day workshop or the Three-Day workshop.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

7 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

7 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Young People: BP Portrait Award:  Next Generation 1-Day Art Workshop

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation 1-Day Art Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

7 June 2020, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
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.

Please note that participants can either book to attend a One-Day workshop or the Three-Day workshop.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
12 June 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
12 June 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Screening: A Bigger Picture (Dir. Bruno Wollheim, 2009)

Screening: A Bigger Picture (Dir. Bruno Wollheim, 2009)

A part of Friday Lates
12 June 2020, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Director Bruno Wollheim introduces David Hockney: A Bigger Picture. Filmed over three years, it captures the artist’s return from California to paint the East Yorkshire landscape of his childhood and his move away from photography to find renewal in nature.


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BSL Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

BSL Tour: BP Portrait Award 2020

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
12 June 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

John Wilson leads a tour of this year's BP Portrait Award exhibition, which celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world. Led in British Sign Language.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

13 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

13 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

14 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

14 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2020

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2020

13 June - 14 June 2020, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

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 a practicing artist


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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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

15 June 2020, 18:30-20:30
Education Studio
Free, booking required

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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Dalloway Day: Walking Tour

Dalloway Day: Walking Tour

  • Talks and Lectures

17 June 2020, 14:00
Please check back for more details and tickets
Free ticket required


Dalloway Day is an initiative set up by the Royal Society of Literature to celebrate Woolf’s novel and to examine its contemporary relevance. Event details to be confirmed. Please check back for more details and tickets.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Six Wives and their Wardrobes: Power Dressing at the Court of Henry VIII

Lunchtime Lecture: Six Wives and their Wardrobes: Power Dressing at the Court of Henry VIII

18 June 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

The six wives of Henry VIII have (perhaps more than any women in history) been defined in terms of their husband.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
19 June 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
19 June 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

20 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

20 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

21 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

21 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Visualising Portraits: Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the future

Visualising Portraits: Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the future

25 June 2020, 14:00-15:00
Meet in main hall
Free

A look at our display of newly acquired photographic portraits.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 June 2020, 18:00
Main Hall

Cancelled

Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 June 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Cancelled

Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Life Drawing: Drawing from Hockney

Life Drawing: Drawing from Hockney

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates||LGBTQI
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
26 June 2020, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Cancelled

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

To coincide with the current major exhibition Drawing from Life, this Life Drawing session with artist Robin-Lee Hall explores the techniques, draughtsmanship and varied drawing materials used by David Hockney over the years. During the session, Robin will be drawing on her iPad to demonstrate Hockney’s different approaches to drawing the figure.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

27 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

27 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

28 June 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 June 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

28 June 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Displays (5)

5 displays matching the date

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

26 July 2019 - 1 May 2020
Room 18, Floor 2
Free

This display marks the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, a tragic event which is part of the unfolding story of the development of civil rights and democracy.


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'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

8 December 2018 - 28 June 2020
Room 3, Floor 2
Free

This small display examines the Tudor construction of Plantagenet portraits and their legacy in the popular imagination.


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Florence Nightingale at 200

Florence Nightingale at 200

10 December 2019 - 1 May 2020
Room 25, Floor 1
Free

This new display, which includes watercolours, photographs and a commemorative medal, traces the image of the woman who transformed the public image of nursing.


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Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

5 October 2019 - 28 June 2020
Room 29, Floor 1
Free

Alongside contemporary musicians and politicians, the display includes women photographers, BAME artists and sitters, and members of the LGBTQ community, highlighting the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to represent diversity.


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Legends of British Industry

Legends of British Industry

19 March - 3 May 2020
Room 33, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates key names from the worlds of fashion, finance, journalism and entertainment.


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National Programme (7)

7 events matching the date

COMING HOME: Meera Syal

COMING HOME: Meera Syal

11 January - 5 April 2020
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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COMING HOME: Grayson Perry

COMING HOME: Grayson Perry

24 February - 17 May 2020
Chelmsford Museum, Chelmsford

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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COMING HOME: Florence Nightingale

COMING HOME: Florence Nightingale

3 March - 21 May 2020
Derby Museum, Derby

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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COMING HOME: Ridley Scot

COMING HOME: Ridley Scot

1 April - 30 June 2020
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with.


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Tudors to Windsors

Tudors to Windsors

3 April - 31 August 2020
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

The Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, embraces over 500 years of British history, more than 60,000 sitters and explores ideas of social change, power and influence. Arguably as powerful and influential as any individual are the heads of state and empire, whose portraits are among the most popular in the Gallery’s Collection.


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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

25 June - 18 October 2020
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.


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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

14 November 2020 - 28 February 2021
The Wilson, Cheltenham

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.


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International Programme (2)

2 events matching the date

Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton

27 June - 7 October 2020
UCCA Beijing, China

Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s.


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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

2 October 2020 - 17 January 2021
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA

The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years, David Hockney: Drawing from Life, explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne.


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