Past exhibition archive
Inner Picture marks the beginning of Reaching Out, Drawing In, a new community education programme at the National Portrait Gallery.
Young people from Richmond-upon-Thames PAYP (Positive Activities for Young People) holiday scheme and Hounslow Pupil Referral Service worked with artists Madeleine Conn and William Bishop-Stephens. The young people produced their own artwork, interpreting portraits from the National Portrait Gallery's collections.
The young people at the Pupil Referral Service created installations in collaboration with Madeleine, exploring the character of their chosen portrait from the Gallery's collection. William worked with a group of young people, who selected portraits for an animation looking at what happens in the Gallery after it closes for the night. The group provided the voices and storylines for the final piece.
The work of the young people and a selection of the portraits that inspired them are displayed side by side in this exhibition, offering an alternative view of the Gallery's collections.
Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) and John Constable (1776-1837)
by Daniel McGuckin
Goldie (Clifford Prince) (born 1965)
by O-Jay Morgan
Robert Falcon Scott, Explorer
by Josh Lindell
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
by Stephanie Pentreath
Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890)
by Scott Humphrey
An exhibition in collaboration with Orleans House Gallery, London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames
23 October - 16 January 2005
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