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Portrait of the Day: Lord Frederic Leighton

Portrait of the Day: Lord Frederic Leighton

  • Talks and Lectures

21 June 2019, 12:30
Room 24
Free

Painter and sculptor born in Scarborough. Leighton received academic training in various European cities.

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
21 June 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
21 June 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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In Conversation: John Stezaker

In Conversation: John Stezaker

A part of Friday Lates
21 June 2019, 19:00
Please note this event will take place in Room 20, Floor 2
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist John Stezaker speaks to Professor Margaret Iversen, Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex, about his new display John Stezaker: Portrait.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 June 2019, 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: Florence Nightingale

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

  • Talks and Lectures

23 June 2019, 12:30
Room 23
Free

Nightingale reformed hospital nursing during the 19th Century.

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: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Portrait of the Day: Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Talks and Lectures

24 June 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Vaughan Williams studied with Parry at the Royal College of Music, with Brüch in Berlin and Ravel in Paris. He was a leading figure, with Holst, in the folk-song revival and shifted the course of English-language hymnody with his English Hymnal (1906).

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 2019, 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

26 June 2019, 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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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Cindy Sherman

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Cindy Sherman

  • For Members

26 June 2019, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson and Lerner Galleries

Including the ground-breaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, this major new exhibition will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day.

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: Richard  III

Portrait of the Day: Richard III

  • Talks and Lectures

27 June 2019, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Richard III was the last king of England of the royal house of York.

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: The Restoration

Visualising Portraits: The Restoration

27 June 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Fast paced and full of scandal, learn more about Britain under the reign of Charles II through portraits of the time.


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Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

  • Talks and Lectures

28 June 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Born Margaret Hookham in Reigate, in 1934 Margot attended the Vic-Wells Ballet School, and by the time she was twenty had danced the lead in three of the great classics: Giselle, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.

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
28 June 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
28 June 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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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
28 June 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 artists Tedi Lena and Luis Ruocco.


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Life Drawing: Face and Façade

Life Drawing: Face and Façade

A part of Friday Lates
28 June 2019, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from the Gallery’s Collection in particular portraits where the subjects "dress to impress", Gayna Pelham leads an exciting life Drawing session that will focus on the many facets of outward façade.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 June 2019, 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

30 June 2019, 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

1 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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: Brunel and Stephenson, a Portrait of Iron Fellowship

Lunchtime Lecture: Brunel and Stephenson, a Portrait of Iron Fellowship

4 July 2019, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photo historian Rose Teanby discusses how engineering giants Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson have been represented in visual media, both photography and art.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 July 2019, 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
5 July 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
5 July 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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Lecture: Cindy Sherman – Appearance is All

Lecture: Cindy Sherman – Appearance is All

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

Paul Moorhouse, curator of the Cindy Sherman exhibition, discusses the origins, development and meaning of Sherman’s distinctive art.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 July 2019, 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

7 July 2019, 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

8 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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

10 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
12 July 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets; from Thomas Tallis to Gracie Fields, Grace Jones to John Barry, Duke Ellington to Lord Creator; if you can hum it, he will try and play it.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
12 July 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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In Conversation: Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors

In Conversation: Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors

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

Artist Nina Mae Fowler talks to film critic Simran Hans about her new display of portrait drawings of leading film directors and the sittings in which each was depicted whilst watching a film of importance to them.


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BSL Tour: Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

BSL Tour: Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
12 July 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join Serena Cant for a tour of our display examining the Tudor construction of Plantagenet portraits and their legacy in the popular imagination. Led in BSL.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 July 2019, 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

14 July 2019, 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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Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2019

Weekend Workshop: BP Portrait Award 2019

13 July - 14 July 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 winning artist Charlie Schaffer.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 July 2019, 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

16 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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

18 July 2019, 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: Byron and Napoleon

Lunchtime Lecture: Byron and Napoleon

18 July 2019, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Biographer Antony Peattie looks at the private as well as the public context in order to understand the phenomenon and explores its consequences for Byron’s life, work and death. ‘Diabolism’ (Byron’s word) manifested the principal common ground between the two men, heroism inspired by Milton’s Satan.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 July 2019, 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
19 July 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
19 July 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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In Conversation: Iris Murdoch’s Relationship to Painting, in Philosophy and in Life

In Conversation: Iris Murdoch’s Relationship to Painting, in Philosophy and in Life

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

In the centenary year of Iris Murdoch’s birth, Murdoch scholars Lucy Bolton and Rebecca Moden will demonstrate how paintings feature in her life and work, and examine her relationship with art, artists and philosophical thinking.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 July 2019, 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: Photo Collage Workshop

Young People: Photo Collage Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

20 July 2019, 13:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free, booking required

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

Work with professional artist Marysa Dowling to explore themes of performance plus try new photographic and collage techniques. Parent/Guardian permission required for under-18s.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 July 2019, 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

22 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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 July 2019, 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: 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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 July 2019, 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
26 July 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
26 July 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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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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Life Drawing: Fast, Furious and Fun Figure Drawing

Life Drawing: Fast, Furious and Fun Figure Drawing

A part of Friday Lates
26 July 2019, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for a Life Drawing session aimed at those wishing to develop more confidence in drawing the figure. During the evening there will be a series of short exercises followed by a longer pose.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 July 2019, 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

28 July 2019, 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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Weekend Workshop: Looking and being looked at: on portraiture and how to develop trust with your sitters

Weekend Workshop: Looking and being looked at: on portraiture and how to develop trust with your sitters

27 July - 28 July 2019, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra, whose work was selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 exhibition, this two day workshop is aimed at those who would like to learn how to get access and build trust with the sitters and communities they’re interested in photographing.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 July 2019, 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

30 July 2019, 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 - One day workshop

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

  • Workshop||Young People

30 July 2019, 11:00-16:00
Free, booking required

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

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

31 July 2019, 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 - One day workshop

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

  • Workshop||Young People

31 July 2019, 11:00-16:00
Free, booking required

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

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

1 August 2019, 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: Louis XIV, King of the World

Lunchtime Lecture: Louis XIV, King of the World

1 August 2019, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dr Philip Mansel, author of the latest biography of Louis XIV, discusses the contradictions in his personality and policies and the reasons for continued public fascination with Versailles and the Sun King and his grandiose style of monarchy that has influenced subsequent French rulers, including President Macron.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 August 2019, 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
2 August 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
2 August 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 August 2019, 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 August 2019, 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

5 August 2019, 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

6 August 2019, 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

7 August 2019, 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

8 August 2019, 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 August 2019, 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: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
9 August 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Described by Time Out as a "polymath", Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, musician, award winning creative producer and founder of pioneering music and art collective, Noise of Art.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
9 August 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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In Conversation: On Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills

In Conversation: On Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills

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

Dr Eirka Balsom and Dr James Boaden disucss Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, a series of 70 black and white photographs taken over a three year period from 1977-1980 in which the artist poses in the guise of archetypal female characters from a variety of cinematic genres, mimicking the style of promotional shots taken on set and hinting at possible scenarios and narratives.


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BSL Tour: Cindy Sherman

BSL Tour: Cindy Sherman

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
9 August 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of our major new retrospective of works by leading contemporary artist Cindy Sherman. Led in BSL.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 August 2019, 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 August 2019, 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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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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 August 2019, 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

13 August 2019, 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

14 August 2019, 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

15 August 2019, 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: Beckett and the Portrait

Lunchtime Lecture: Beckett and the Portrait

15 August 2019, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Samuel Beckett's work often concentrates on the face, and this reflects a long interest in the portrait. In this illustrated talk Conor Carville draws on Beckett's writing, published and unpublished, to show how Beckett used painting as a stimulus throughout his career.


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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
Free, application required

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 August 2019, 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
16 August 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
16 August 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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Lecture: Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre

Lecture: Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre

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

On 16 August 1819 local yeomanry cavalry, supported by British-army regulars, sliced through a pro-democracy meeting of 60,000 people in Manchester.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 August 2019, 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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Screening: Peterloo

Screening: Peterloo

17 August 2019, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

We mark the 200th anniversary of the infamous massacre with a screening of Mike Leigh’s Peterloo.  A peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history but also a defining moment in British democracy. Dir: Mike Leigh, 2018, 12A, 154 mins.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 August 2019, 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

19 August 2019, 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

20 August 2019, 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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Family workshop: Design your own doll

Family workshop: Design your own doll

  • Family||Workshop

19 August - 20 August 2019, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Create a photo cut-out of yourself and decorate different costumes for your doll to wear.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 August 2019, 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

22 August 2019, 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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Family workshop: Take the lead

Family workshop: Take the lead

  • Family||Workshop

21 August - 22 August 2019, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Be inspired by famous leaders in the Collection to create your own campaign poster – what’s important to you?

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 August 2019, 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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Family workshop: Step into a portrait

Family workshop: Step into a portrait

  • Family||Workshop

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

Learn photography and collage skills and recreate famous works in the Collection – who will you become?

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Guest DJ: Aquila

Guest DJ: Aquila

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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Screening: Office Killer

Screening: Office Killer

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

To complement the Gallery’s current major exhibition, Cindy Sherman, see the artist’s only feature-length film, Office Killer (1997).


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 August 2019, 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 August 2019, 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

26 August 2019, 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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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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 August 2019, 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

28 August 2019, 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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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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 August 2019, 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: Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

Visualising Portraits: Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

29 August 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Shakespeare’s plays have brought the Plantagenet Kings to life for centuries, but where does fact meet fiction?


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 August 2019, 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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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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Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

22 July - 30 August 2019, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit FAB – our Family Activity Base Every weekend and Mon 22 July – Fri 30 August 2019


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
30 August 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
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
30 August 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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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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Life Drawing: Rubens and the Baroque

Life Drawing: Rubens and the Baroque

A part of Friday Lates
30 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Andy Pankhurst leads a dynamic evening of life drawing during which you will take inspiration from expressive poses by selected artists and their works within the Collection from the 17th Century.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 August 2019, 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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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

  • For Members

2 October 2019, 14:00-16:00
Lerner Galleries

Created in close collaboration with the artist, Elizabeth Peyton, explores the development of Peyton’s unique portraiture from the 1990s to the present day, presenting works in a range of media, including new portraits exhibited for the first time.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Pre Raphaelite Sisters

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Pre Raphaelite Sisters

  • For Members

16 October 2019, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Galleries

This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement.

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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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

  • For Members

6 November 2019, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

The Photographic Portrait Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers. From leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists, the competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world.

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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Members’ Evening Private View: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Members’ Evening Private View: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

  • For Members

13 January 2020, 14:00-16:00
Main Hall, Porter, Lerner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of two must-see exhibitions. View the best of both worlds with portraits by the very best contemporary photographers in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 alongside the Pre-Raphaelite heroine’s unseen works.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 November 2019

 

 

 


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