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Events (71)

Portrait of the Day: Sir Oswald Mosley

Portrait of the Day: Sir Oswald Mosley

  • Talks and Lectures

25 April 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Mosley became Conservative MP for Harrow in 1918, but left the party over its Irish policy in 1920 and stood as an Independent in 1922.

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: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Talks and Lectures

26 April 2018, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Anne is one of the most famous queens in English history, although her reign only lasted for three years, she helped to change the course of history.

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: Photography: A Public Art, 1840 – 1939

Visualising Portraits: Photography: A Public Art, 1840 – 1939

26 April 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore how historic photographs capture something of a person’s spirit, thought, and feeling through one carefully chosen moment in time.


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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
26 April 2018, 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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Lecture: Muriel Spark at 100

Lecture: Muriel Spark at 100

A part of Late Shift
26 April 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Muriel Spark was one of the greatest fiction writers of the twentieth century – named no. 8 in The Times list of the greatest British writers since 1945. Her novels include Memento MoriThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Mandelbaum Gate and A Far Cry from Kensington.


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BSL Gallery Tour: Rebel Women

BSL Gallery Tour: Rebel Women

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 April 2018, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Dafydd Jones explores pioneering women to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage. Led in BSL.


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Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

  • Talks and Lectures

27 April 2018, 12:30
Room 23
Free

Nightingale reformed hospital nursing during the 19th Century. She trained as a sick nurse and was invited to take nurses out to tend the wounded in the Crimean War (1854).

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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 April 2018, 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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Life Drawing: Reading the Figure - The 2 Bs: Body and Background

Life Drawing: Reading the Figure - The 2 Bs: Body and Background

A part of Late Shift
27 April 2018, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Our popular life-drawing sessions take place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.


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Portrait of the Day: William Martin Leake

Portrait of the Day: William Martin Leake

  • Talks and Lectures

28 April 2018, 12:30
Room 25
Free

Leake made extensive exploratory journeys around Greece for the British army during the Napoleonic wars.

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: Thomas Beecham

Portrait of the Day: Thomas Beecham

  • Talks and Lectures

29 April 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Conductor. The grandson of the patentee of 'Beecham's Powders', he studied music and in 1906 founded the New Symphony Orchestra. In 1911 he presented Diaghilev's Russian Ballet, and in 1929 created the first Delius Festival in London.

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: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

  • Talks and Lectures

30 April 2018, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Katherine of Aragon, queen of England, came to England in 1501, aged fifteen, to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales, but only months after the marriage Arthur died. In 1509 she married Arthur's younger brother, Henry VIII. They had five children, of whom only Princess Mary, later Mary I of England, survived. Katherine died in 1536, firm in her refusal to relinquish her title as queen of England, despite Henry VIII's annulment of their union and remarriage to Anne Boleyn in 1533.

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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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: Who Was Britain’s First Female Photographer?

Lunchtime Lecture: Who Was Britain’s First Female Photographer?

3 May 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photo historian Rose Teanby tells the stories of five women who made their mark at the dawn of photography. 


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
3 May 2018, 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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Queer Perspectives: Turning the tables

Queer Perspectives: Turning the tables

A part of Late Shift
3 May 2018, 19:00
Meet in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Floor -2
Free ticket required online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Resident Artist Sadie Lee introduces queer people’s historian Bird la Bird in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre, Floor -2, before heading into the Gallery for a performative Gallery talk.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 May 2018, 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
4 May 2018, 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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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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Sunday Session: Life Drawing

Sunday Session: Life Drawing

  • Workshop||Young People

6 May 2018, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Learn techniques for figure drawing working from a nude life model, inspired by the poses in Victorian Giants.. For ages 14 to 21 years only. To book your free place, email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
10 May 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

The Gallery is a special, quite sacred space so I like to start of with something gentle and soothingly familiar before moving onto more challenging and experimental pieces.


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Lecture: Outside/In: Clementina Hawarden’s Domestic Portraits

Lecture: Outside/In: Clementina Hawarden’s Domestic Portraits

A part of Late Shift
10 May 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Art photographer or portrait photographer—or both? Clementina Hawarden (1822-1865) won awards for artistic costume tableaux of her daughters. 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 May 2018, 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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Symposium: Portraits and Philosophy

Symposium: Portraits and Philosophy

11 May 2018, 10:00-16:30
Tickets: £30 (£25 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Portraits are everywhere. One finds them not just in museums and galleries, but also in newspapers and magazines, in the homes of people and in the boardrooms of companies, on stamps and coins, on millions of cell phones and computers.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
11 May 2018, 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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 May 2018, 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: Pop-Up Wet Plate Collodion Studio

Weekend Workshop: Pop-Up Wet Plate Collodion Studio

12 May 2018, 10:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £45 (£40 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Come and experience one of the most popular early photographic processes, discovered in 1851 and used by photographers including Julia Margaret Cameron. 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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: A Very British Tradition of Bravery: The Victoria Cross and George Cross

Lunchtime Lecture: A Very British Tradition of Bravery: The Victoria Cross and George Cross

17 May 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Writer Ruth Sheppard explores the fascinating history of the Victoria Cross and George Cross through the stories of some of those who have been awarded the highest British awards for gallantry.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
17 May 2018, 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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Lecture: Photo London: Mary McCartney

Lecture: Photo London: Mary McCartney

A part of Late Shift
17 May 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Mary McCartney talks to Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photgraphs at the V&A,  about her portraiture, her move in to motion, her love of dance and what she does best - capturing intimate almost voyeuristic moments. In partnership with Photo London.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 May 2018, 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
18 May 2018, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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

21 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music||LGBTQI

A part of Late Shift
24 May 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

 

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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 May 2018, 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
25 May 2018, 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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Life Drawing: Sepia Tones - recreating the photographic portrait in drawing

Life Drawing: Sepia Tones - recreating the photographic portrait in drawing

A part of Late Shift
25 May 2018, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Our popular life-drawing sessions take place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 May 2018, 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

27 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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

29 May 2018, 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 May 2018, 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

31 May 2018, 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: Rebel Women

Visualising Portraits: Rebel Women

31 May 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore how historic photographs capture something of a person’s spirit, thought, and feeling through one carefully chosen moment in time.


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Gallery Tour: London History Day: Courage

Gallery Tour: London History Day: Courage

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

31 May 2018, 15:00-16:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join us as we celebrate the second London History Day organised by Historic England and held on the day Big Ben first started keeping time. 


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
31 May 2018, 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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Lecture: Exposing the self and juggling the uniform

Lecture: Exposing the self and juggling the uniform

A part of Late Shift
31 May 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Liz Rideal, author of the introduction to the new edition of Phaidon’s 500 Self-portraits, looks at the meaning of clothing chosen by artists across time when creating their self-portraits, arguing that attire is always purposeful even when purportedly unconsidered.


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BSL Gallery Tour: One Unbroken Stream

BSL Gallery Tour: One Unbroken Stream

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
31 May 2018, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour, which looks at the pupil/teacher line of artistic training. Led in BSL.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2018

Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2018

  • For Members

13 June 2018, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

Selected from thousands of entries by artists from around the world, this exhibition represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing images of famous faces, the exhibition always features a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait.

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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Michael Jackson: On the Wall

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Michael Jackson: On the Wall

  • For Members

27 June 2018, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Gallery

This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, this exhibition will bring together the works of over forty artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

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Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2018 and Michael Jackson: On the Wall

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2018 and Michael Jackson: On the Wall

  • For Members

29 August 2018, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Learner and Wolfson Galleries

These two exhibitions juxtaposed make an exciting evening of contemporary portrait viewing. The Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting with works on display from amateur artists to professionals. Alongside Michael Jackson: On the Wall, you will see how he has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 July 2018.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

  • For Members

17 October 2018, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

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: Gainsborough’s Family Album

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Gainsborough’s Family Album

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21 November 2018, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Gallery

Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections across the world, Gainsborough’s Family Album will provide a unique insight into the private life and motivations of Thomas Gainsborough, one of Britain’s greatest artists.

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: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 and Gainsborough’s Family Album

Members’ Evening Private View: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 and Gainsborough’s Family Album

  • For Members

7 January 2019, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Learner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of these two must-see exhibitions. View the best of both worlds with portraits from the very best contemporary photographers in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 alongside portraits of the day in Gainsborough’s Family Album.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 July 2018.


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