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Portrait of the Day: Sir Edward Elgar

Portrait of the Day: Sir Edward Elgar

  • Talks and Lectures

20 November 2018, 12:30
Room 30
Free

Largely self-taught, Elgar came to prominence in the 1890s with high-profile commissions including the Imperial March for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee (1897).

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: George Gordon Byron

Portrait of the Day: George Gordon Byron

  • Talks and Lectures

21 November 2018, 12:30
Room 18
Free

The poet Byron was famous for his swaggering good looks and his brilliant, reckless personality.

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: Gainsborough’s Family Album

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Gainsborough’s Family Album

  • For Members

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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Portrait of the Day: David Lloyd George

Portrait of the Day: David Lloyd George

  • Talks and Lectures

22 November 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Lloyd George was elected Liberal MP for Carnarvon Boroughs in 1890, a seat he held for fifty-five years.

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 November 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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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 November 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 November 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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Exhibition Tour: Gainsborough's Family Album: Curator-led Tour

Exhibition Tour: Gainsborough's Family Album: Curator-led Tour

A part of Friday Lates
23 November 2018, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free with exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Co-curators Professor David Solkin, Emeritus Professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Dr Lucy Peltz, Senior Curator, 18th Century Collections and Head of Collections Displays (Tudor to Regency), lead a tour of the major new exhibition.


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Portrait of the Day: Joshua Reynolds

Portrait of the Day: Joshua Reynolds

  • Talks and Lectures

24 November 2018, 12:30
Room 12
Free

Reynolds was the first President of the Royal Academy and Britain's leading portrait painter.

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: Mary Seacole

Portrait of the Day: Mary Seacole

  • Talks and Lectures

25 November 2018, 12:30
Room 23
Free

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Seacole owes her reputation to her nursing activities during the Crimean war.

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: After Gainsborough

Weekend Workshop: After Gainsborough

24 November - 25 November 2018, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore techniques and ideas of Gainsborough’s working methods and practices with artist Andy Pankhurst.


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Portrait of the Day: Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

Portrait of the Day: Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

  • Talks and Lectures

26 November 2018, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us today to find out more about these three revolutionary artists and fanatics of fashion. They explored the boundaries between art, fashion, and theatricals. Together we will discover the ties that bind them together.

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: Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton & Other Lovers

Portrait of the Day: Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton & Other Lovers

  • Talks and Lectures

27 November 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: Frederic Leighton

Portrait of the Day: Frederic Leighton

  • Talks and Lectures

28 November 2018, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
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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Portrait of the Day: Charles Ricketts & Charles Shannon

Portrait of the Day: Charles Ricketts & Charles Shannon

  • Talks and Lectures

29 November 2018, 12:30
Room 28
Free

Painter, printer, designer, writer and collector. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, to an English father and French mother.

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: Activists

Visualising Portraits: Activists

29 November 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore portraits of Political activists working in the UK today.


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International Conference: Portraiture and Biography

International Conference: Portraiture and Biography

29 November - 30 November 2018, 00:00
Thursday 29 November 2018
14.00 - 19.30


Friday 30 November 2018
10.30 - 17.15


Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £30 (£25 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking the current major exhibition Gainsborough’s Family Album as a starting point, leading academics explore the how the biographical archive might play in this field of study going forward

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 November 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: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
30 November 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
30 November 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

1 December 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 December 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 December 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

4 December 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

5 December 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 December 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: Germans in England before the First World War

Lunchtime Lecture: Germans in England before the First World War

6 December 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Over 27,000 Germans had emigrated to London by 1914. The First World War therefore came as a terrible shock after decades of cultural friendship.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 December 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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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
7 December 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
7 December 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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In Conversation: The Unseen Amy Winehouse

In Conversation: The Unseen Amy Winehouse

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

Photographers Ram Shergill and Charles Moriarty talk to writer and music journalist Sylvia Patterson about their experiences of photographing the late Amy Winehouse.


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Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

A part of Friday Lates
7 December 2018, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free with exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join exhibiting photographers Claudia Legge and Shahid Bashir for a tour of this year’s selection of the very best in contemporary portrait photography around the world.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 December 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 December 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: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 with Mohamed Hassan

Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 with Mohamed Hassan

8 December - 9 December 2018, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Mohamed Hassan, whose work is currently on display in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, leads this workshop focusing on dramatic studio lighting and how to connect with your model.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 December 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

11 December 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

12 December 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

13 December 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 December 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

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
14 December 2018, 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
14 December 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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In Conversation: Black is the New Black

In Conversation: Black is the New Black

A part of Friday Lates
14 December 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist and director Simon Frederick shines a light on the extraordinary achievements being made by Britain's black community celebrated in his current display of photographs, Black is the New Black.


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BSL Tour: Paintings from the Contemporary Collection

BSL Tour: Paintings from the Contemporary Collection

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
14 December 2018, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Alan Murray leads a tour that looks at some of the highlights of the Gallery's Contemporary Collection.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 December 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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Young People: Festive photo workshop

Young People: Festive photo workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

15 December 2018, 13:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

Inspired by our Picturing Friendship display and Gainsborough’s Family Album exhibition, work with photographer Elizabeth Doak


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 December 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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Family workshop: Friendship Bracelets

Family workshop: Friendship Bracelets

  • Family||Workshop

16 December 2018, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free drop-in

Inspired by the current Picturing Friendship display and Gainsborough’s Family Album exhibition, create a friendship bracelet to share with others.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 December 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

18 December 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

19 December 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 December 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: Jennie Jerome and Winston Churchill: a portrait in letters of motherhood

Lunchtime Lecture: Jennie Jerome and Winston Churchill: a portrait in letters of motherhood

20 December 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

This is the story of the intense relationship between a demanding mother and a difficult son, both gifted writers.


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Visualising Portraits: Christmas crackers

Visualising Portraits: Christmas crackers

20 December 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration this festive season from some of our best-dressed sitters, with a focus on glamorous garments fit for any party.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 December 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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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
21 December 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
21 December 2018, 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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Lecture: Dickens and Christmas

Lecture: Dickens and Christmas

A part of Friday Lates
21 December 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark the 175th anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol, Lucinda Hawksley reveals how the Dickens family spent their Christmases.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 December 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 December 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 December 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

25 December 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

26 December 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 December 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 December 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: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
28 December 2018, 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
28 December 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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Life Drawing: Drawing Resolutions for 2019

Life Drawing: Drawing Resolutions for 2019

A part of Friday Lates
28 December 2018, 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 session of New Year’s Resolutions in Drawing. Find inspiration from the vast archive of drawings in the Collection and a life model

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 December 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 December 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 December 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

1 January 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 January 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 January 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 January 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
4 January 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
4 January 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: Black is the New Black

Screening: Black is the New Black

A part of Friday Lates
4 January 2019, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

To complement the current display of portraits of exceptional black British figures from politics, business, sport, science and more, take the opportunity to watch all four episodes of Black is the New Black, Simon Frederick's BBC series which aired in 2016.


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Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

A part of Friday Lates
4 January 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free with exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join exhibiting photographers, first prize winning Alice Mann and Muir Vidler, for a tour of this year’s selection of very best in contemporary portrait photography around the world.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 January 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 January 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 January 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' 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, Lerner 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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 January 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 January 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 January 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 January 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: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Music

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.


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Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 18:30
Room 31, Floor 1
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

The artist duo Walter and Zoniel perform their Art Enlightens meditation practice across two 20-minute sessions in Room 31 of the National Portrait Gallery.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 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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In Conversation: Edward Watson and Rick Guest

In Conversation: Edward Watson and Rick Guest

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

Edward Watson, Principal at The Royal Ballet, and photographer Rick Guest talk to Dance Critic Sarah Crompton to celebrate the publication of a landmark portfolio of portraits that honour both his career and spirit.


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Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 19:30
Room 31, Floor 1
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

The artist duo Walter and Zoniel perform their Art Enlightens meditation practice across two 20-minute sessions in Room 31 of the National Portrait Gallery.


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BSL Tour: Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2018

BSL Tour: Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2018

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Join John Wilson for a tour of this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 January 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 January 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: Conversation Piece Painting: painting portraits in pairs

Weekend Workshop: Conversation Piece Painting: painting portraits in pairs

12 January - 13 January 2019, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Inspired by the exhibition Gainsborough’s Family Album, this practical oil painting workshop, led by portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall, looks at how the artist explored informal group portraiture within his family. Over the weekend participants will visit the exhibition, sketch and paint from life/photos & develop a small double portrait oil sketch.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 January 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 January 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 January 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 January 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: Painting for Free

Lunchtime Lecture: Painting for Free

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

Gainsborough scholar Dr Susan Sloman considers the private nature of the portraits on display in Gainsborough’s Family Album, which were made without regard to the commercial world, and the rather unfashionable notion of painting for pleasure.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 January 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
18 January 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
18 January 2019, 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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Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

A part of Friday Lates
18 January 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

This immersive performance is based upon the surviving paintings by Gainsborough of his daughters currently on display as part Gainsborough’s Family Album.

 


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Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

A part of Friday Lates
18 January 2019, 19:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

This immersive performance is based upon the surviving paintings by Gainsborough of his daughters currently on display as part Gainsborough’s Family Album.

 


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Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

A part of Friday Lates
19 January 2019, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current display of her portrait of Malala Yousafzai, learn more about Shirin Neshat’s wide-ranging artistic practice with this special double-bill screening of her feature films, Women Without Men (2009) and Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017).


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 January 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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Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

20 January 2019, 13:00-16:00
Fully booked

Inspired by Black is the New Black, a new display by artist and director Simon Frederick showcasing photographs of exceptional black British figures including rapper Tinie Tempah and SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards. Work with artist Othello De'Souza-Hartley to create a photographic portrait using DSLR cameras and develop new skills in composition, lighting and pose.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 January 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 January 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 January 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 January 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 January 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

A part of Friday Lates
25 January 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
25 January 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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Life Drawing: In Friendship: Gainsborough on Composition

Life Drawing: In Friendship: Gainsborough on Composition

A part of Friday Lates
25 January 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 Gainsborough’s advice on picture-making to compose objects ‘in friendship’, therefore expressing a unified harmony.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 January 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

27 January 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: Photography – A Living Art: Then and Now

Weekend Workshop: Photography – A Living Art: Then and Now

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

Taking inspiration from the early photographic processes used by both contemporary and historical artists currently on display, join visual artist Almudena Romero for an introduction to the historical process of pinhole photography on day one and the cameraless techniques of photograms and chemigrams on day two.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 January 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

29 January 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 January 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

31 January 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: An Actor’s life

Visualising Portraits: An Actor’s life

31 January 2019, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration this festive season from some of our best-dressed sitters, with a focus on glamorous garments fit for any party.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 February 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
1 February 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
1 February 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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In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Friday Lates
1 February 2019, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
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 guest as they discuss portraits which have a personal resonance.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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: John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye

Lunchtime Lecture: John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye

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

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of John Ruskin’s birth, Robert Hewison (recognised expert on the work of John Ruskin, 1819-1900), explores the life and ideas of the Victorian era's leading art critic through his autobiographical writings and his encounters with a series of major works of art.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 February 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
8 February 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
8 February 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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Faber at 90: Poetry Reading by Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan

Faber at 90: Poetry Reading by Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan

A part of Friday Lates
8 February 2019, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate Faber and Faber’s 90th anniversary, Faber poets Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan read work from their current collections.


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BSL Tour: Portraits of the Post-War World

BSL Tour: Portraits of the Post-War World

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Join Serena Cant as she explores portraits from 1919 onwards, where vibrant colours and experimental styles begin to emerge from the shadows of the First World War.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 February 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 February 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: Two Day Introduction to Portrait Painting

Weekend Workshop: Two Day Introduction to Portrait Painting

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

Artist Alison Kusner leads this two day workshop which begins with sketching from a portrait by Sargent in the Gallery, during which you will consider pose, setting, costume, expression and technique. Back in the studio you will learn the sight-size technique while working from a copy of your chosen portrait on a dark ground.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
15 February 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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The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Gay Man by David McAlmont

The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Gay Man by David McAlmont

A part of Friday Lates
15 February 2019, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The Pasuka Lecture and Prize, named in honour of the pioneering dancer, choreographer, Jamaican migrant to Britain, and Black gay man, Berto Pasuka (1911-1963), celebrate pioneering contributions to the arts.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 February 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 February 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: Portrait Painting Workshop

Young People: Portrait Painting Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People||LGBTQI

17 February 2019, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

Join artist Sadie Lee to explore portraits in the Gallery from a queer perspective and develop your painting techniques to create a personal response. In celebration of LGBT History Month.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 February 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 February 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 February 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: Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

  • For Members

20 February 2019, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

The first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures in the UK for over 35 years

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 February 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: The Weird World of Fake Native Americans

Lunchtime Lecture: The Weird World of Fake Native Americans

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

Biographer Paul Willetts discusses the long history of white people dressing up as Native Americans.


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Family workshop: Rainbow Family Day

Family workshop: Rainbow Family Day

  • Family||Workshop

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

This February half term, bring your family and friends to enjoy activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBT history and people in the Collection.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 February 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 Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

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

Visit FAB – our Family Activity Base – and collect a range of free printed resources and art materials to take into the galleries and explore the Collection


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Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • LGBTQI||Music

A part of Friday Lates
22 February 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
22 February 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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Life Drawing: Life in Miniature

Life Drawing: Life in Miniature

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

Using Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver as a starting point, draw in miniature and focus on Hilliard’s wonderfully detailed style.

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 February 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 February 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: Power in Portraiture

Weekend Workshop: Power in Portraiture

23 February - 24 February 2019, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join photographer Rory Lewis to investigate both archetypal and subversive depictions of strength and power.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 February 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 February 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

27 February 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 February 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: Love is Love

Visualising Portraits: Love is Love

28 February 2019, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration this festive season from some of our best-dressed sitters, with a focus on glamorous garments fit for any party.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Only Human: Martin Parr

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Only Human: Martin Parr

  • For Members

6 March 2019, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson and Lerner Galleries

A major new exhibition of works by Martin Parr, one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers

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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Conference: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context

Conference: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context

  • Conference

28 March - 29 March 2019, 00:00

An international conference sponsored jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the European Research Council and the University of Cambridge.

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Members’ Evening Private View: Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver and Only Human: Martin Parr

Members’ Evening Private View: Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver and Only Human: Martin Parr

  • For Members

29 April 2019, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Lerner and Wolfson Galleries

Our Members’ Evening Private Views give you the chance to visit the Gallery after-hours and are a great way to see our exhibitions away from the crowds.

Please RSVP to this event from 27 February


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2019

Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2019

  • For Members

12 June 2019, 14:00-16:00
Porter and Room 33

This Members’ favourite, the BP Portrait Award 2019, is the leading international competition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world and is open to everyone from ages 18 and over.

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: 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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