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Family workshop: Design your own doll

Family workshop: Design your own doll

  • Family||Workshop

20 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Young People’s Private View

Young People: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation - Young People’s Private View

  • Workshop||Young People

20 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Fully booked

The Gallery is yours for the evening. Enjoy the BP Portrait Award 2019 after-hours with live music, art workshops, competitions, refreshments and a chance to meet artists and other young creatives. RSVP required.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 August 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Family workshop: Take the lead

Family workshop: Take the lead

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family workshop: Take the lead

Family workshop: Take the lead

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Portrait of the Day: Thomas Beecham

Portrait of the Day: Thomas Beecham

  • Talks and Lectures

22 August 2019, 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. He founded the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1932

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


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Family workshop: Take the lead

Family workshop: Take the lead

  • Family||Workshop

22 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family workshop: Take the lead

Family workshop: Take the lead

  • Family||Workshop

22 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Portrait of the Day: Richard  III

Portrait of the Day: Richard III

  • Talks and Lectures

23 August 2019, 12:30
Room 1
Free

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

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


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Family workshop: Step into a portrait

Family workshop: Step into a portrait

  • Family||Workshop

23 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family workshop: Step into a portrait

Family workshop: Step into a portrait

  • Family||Workshop

23 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Guest DJ: Aquila

Guest DJ: Aquila

  • Music||Friday Lates

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

Before Djing comes the music! Aquila began Djing around 2000 and plays for music lovers who appreciate hearing diverse, quality, eclectic and selective genres of music.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

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


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Screening: Office Killer

Screening: Office Killer

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

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


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Slavery Remembrance Day: Bill Richmond - Britain's Forgotten Pugilist

Slavery Remembrance Day: Bill Richmond - Britain's Forgotten Pugilist

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 19:00-20:00
Room 20
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark Slavery Remembrance Day, join us for a journey through Richmond’s life, featuring readings from The Ballad of Bill Richmond, a new narrative poem by Adam Marchan, and a discussion around the largely unrecognised presence of black people in early 19th century England.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

24 August 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 August 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Highlights tours

Highlights tours

  • Talks and Lectures

24 August 2019, 15:00
Meet in main hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 August 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

  • Talks and Lectures

26 August 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

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

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


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Family workshop: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Family workshop: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

  • Family||Workshop

26 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Learn to draw a person in proportion or focus on a particular detail.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family workshop: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

Family workshop: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

  • Family||Workshop

26 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Learn to draw a person in proportion or focus on a particular detail.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Portrait of the Day: Sir Oswald Mosley

Portrait of the Day: Sir Oswald Mosley

  • Talks and Lectures

27 August 2019, 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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Family workshop: You be the judge

Family workshop: You be the judge

  • Family||Workshop

27 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Enjoy painting speedy portraits as a family, then choose a favourite and win a prize.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family workshop: You be the judge

Family workshop: You be the judge

  • Family||Workshop

27 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Enjoy painting speedy portraits as a family, then choose a favourite and win a prize.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Portrait of the Day: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Portrait of the Day: Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Talks and Lectures

28 August 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

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

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


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Family workshop: You be the judge

Family workshop: You be the judge

  • Family||Workshop

28 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Enjoy painting speedy portraits as a family, then choose a favourite and win a prize.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family workshop: You be the judge

Family workshop: You be the judge

  • Family||Workshop

28 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Enjoy painting speedy portraits as a family, then choose a favourite and win a prize.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2019 and Cindy Sherman

28 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Lerner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of painting and photography. The Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting with works on display from amateur artists to professionals. Cindy Sherman will explore the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day and focuses on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 August 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Family workshop: All about you

Family workshop: All about you

  • Family||Workshop

29 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Join a professional artist to create your own self portrait – how will you paint yourself?

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Visualising Portraits: Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

Visualising Portraits: Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

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

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


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Family workshop: All about you

Family workshop: All about you

  • Family||Workshop

29 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Join a professional artist to create your own self portrait – how will you paint yourself?

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 August 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Family workshop: All about you

Family workshop: All about you

  • Family||Workshop

30 August 2019, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Join a professional artist to create your own self portrait – how will you paint yourself?

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

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

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


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Family workshop: All about you

Family workshop: All about you

  • Family||Workshop

30 August 2019, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop in

Join a professional artist to create your own self portrait – how will you paint yourself?

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

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

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


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

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


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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
30 August 2019, 19:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by shortlisted artist Emma Hopkins.


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Life Drawing: Rubens and the Baroque

Life Drawing: Rubens and the Baroque

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

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


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

31 August 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day: Thomas Hobbes

Portrait of the Day: Thomas Hobbes

  • Talks and Lectures

31 August 2019, 12:30
Room 6
Free

A philosopher who wrote extensively on history, geometry and politics, Hobbes's major work, Leviathan (1651), was an important influence on many areas of social and political thought. He was the friend of Francis Bacon, Ben Jonson and William Harvey, and tutor of Charles II, who later granted him a pension, but his reputation as an atheist gained him many opponents within the Church and government. 

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


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

31 August 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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: Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

Lunchtime Lecture: Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

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

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy, A.N.Wilson’s latest biography, is a companion-piece to his Victoria.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 September 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: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
6 September 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

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


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Screening: Super Sam

Screening: Super Sam

A part of Friday Lates
6 September 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

Filmmaker Sandi Hudson-Francis introduces Super Sam, the story of Clovis Salmon, aka Sam the Wheels. Born in 1927 in Jamaica


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 September 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

7 September 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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
13 September 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
13 September 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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In Conversation: Imitations of Life with Adjoa Andoh, Esther Freud, Bonnie Greer & Sophie Mackintosh

In Conversation: Imitations of Life with Adjoa Andoh, Esther Freud, Bonnie Greer & Sophie Mackintosh

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

What meanings do we attach to appearance? How does the act of masking present itself across creative forms? And how are women’s lives formed and re-formed through embodied performances?

 


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BSL Tour: Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors by Nina Mae Fowler

BSL Tour: Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors by Nina Mae Fowler

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Alan Murray leads a tour of a major new commission of portrait drawings of leading film directors by the artist Nina Mae Fowler. He will also look at some photographs of 60s musicians, models and activists, recently redisplayed in the contemporary galleries. Led in BSL.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

14 September 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 September 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

14 September 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 September 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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In Conversation: Viewing the Invisible: Live portrait-painting & panel discussion exploring creativity in art and science

In Conversation: Viewing the Invisible: Live portrait-painting & panel discussion exploring creativity in art and science

15 September 2019, 15:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

What meanings do we attach to appearance? How does the act of masking present itself across creative forms? And how are women’s lives formed and re-formed through embodied performances?


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 September 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 September 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 September 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: Milein Cosman: Capturing Time with Ines Schlenker

Lunchtime Lecture: Milein Cosman: Capturing Time with Ines Schlenker

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

Best known for her drawings of musicians and dancers, Milein Cosman (1921–2017) produced a body of work that is unrivalled in range.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 September 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music||Friday Lates

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

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


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Lecture: Jonathan Jones on the Top Ten British Portraits of all Time

Lecture: Jonathan Jones on the Top Ten British Portraits of all Time

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

British art has a passion for portraiture that threads through its history in a procession of remarkable people - and animals.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

21 September 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 September 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

21 September 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

21 September 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 September 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: “Investigating Skin Colour” BP Portrait Award 2019

Weekend Workshop: “Investigating Skin Colour” BP Portrait Award 2019

21 September - 22 September 2019, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Inspired by this year’s selection in the best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world, spend two days in the studio working with exhibiting artist Luis Ruocco.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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: Musicians

Visualising Portraits: Musicians

26 September 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Explore sitters of note in British Music. Picture description session.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 September 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
27 September 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
27 September 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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Live Music: Luca Luciano: Contemporary Clarinet Recital

Live Music: Luca Luciano: Contemporary Clarinet Recital

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
27 September 2019, 19:00-20:00
Room 20
Free

Enjoy a contemporary solo clarinet recital by Luca Luciano in the splendour of Room 20. Luca introduces compositions from his latest releases.


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Life Drawing: Man in Motion

Life Drawing: Man in Motion

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

Artist Alison Kusner leads this session in which you will bring a portrait to life through creating drawings of the male model with poses that suggest movement and give your work energy and fluidity.


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Highlights tours

Highlights tours

  • Talks and Lectures

28 September 2019, 11:00
Meet in main hall
Free

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


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

28 September 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 September 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 September 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 September 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 October 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 October 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Elizabeth Peyton

  • For Members

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

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

Please RSVP for this event from 4 June 2019

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 October 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: Elizabeth I’s Appearance

Lunchtime Lecture: Elizabeth I’s Appearance

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

In 1593, Queen Elizabeth I celebrated her 60th birthday. What did she look like at 60? In modern screen representations the older Elizabeth is usually in a grotesque state of physical decay.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 October 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: Daniel Oduntan

Guest DJ: Daniel Oduntan

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
4 October 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

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


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Screening: Cy Dear

Screening: Cy Dear

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

Cy Dear pays homage to the prolific career of the Cy Twombly, an American artist from Lexington, Virginia who emerged as a prominent figure in the mid-1950s as a contemporary of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. 2018, Dir. Andrea Bettinetti, 92 minutes.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

5 October 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 October 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

5 October 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 October 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 Photography Workshop

Young People: Portrait Photography Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

6 October 2019, 13:00-16:00
Education Studio
Fully Booked .

Inspired by our new photography display featuring Riz Ahmed, Skepta and Adwoa Aboah, work with professional photographer Othello De’souza-Hartley to develop your photography skills and confidence. Take advantage of all our camera and photography equipment in the photography studio.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 October 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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
11 October 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
11 October 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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Lecture: Famous and Anonymous Victorians in the Stereoscope

Lecture: Famous and Anonymous Victorians in the Stereoscope

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

The stereoscopic craze that swept over France and Britain from the mid-1850s to the 1862 Exhibition led to the production of millions of binocular photographs that are an invaluable help for anyone who wishes to study and understand the Victorian era

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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BSL Tour: New Photography Acquisitions

BSL Tour: New Photography Acquisitions

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Chisato Minamimura explores some of the Gallery’s recent photography acquisitions, including portraits of Stormzy, Jorja Smith and Riz Ahmed. Led in British Sign Language (BSL) with interpretation.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

12 October 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 October 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

12 October 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 October 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: Cut

Weekend Workshop: Cut

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

Spend two days working alongside kennardphillips, political artists Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips, to construct/deconstruct the portrait using paint, collage, montage, photography and other materials.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 October 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 October 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 October 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: Pre Raphaelite Sisters

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Pre Raphaelite Sisters

  • For Members

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

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

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

 

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 October 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: Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

Lunchtime Lecture: Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

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

Only child of a warrior father who defeated the French at Agincourt, Henry VI of the House of Lancaster inherited the crowns of England and France before his first birthday.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 October 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||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
18 October 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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Exhibition Tour: Curator-led tour of Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Exhibition Tour: Curator-led tour of Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

A part of Friday Lates
18 October 2019, 18:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free with a 18:00 exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Curator Jan Marsh leads a tour of the major new exhibition, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

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


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In Conversation: BP Portrait Award at 30

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award at 30

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

To mark the 30th anniversary of the BP Portrait Award, Chief Curator Alison Smith talks to past winners, James Lloyd and Ishbel Myerscough, and this year's winner, Charlie Schaffer.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.

 


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

19 October 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 October 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

19 October 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 October 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

21 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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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Families: The Big Draw: Drawn To Life

Families: The Big Draw: Drawn To Life

  • Family||Workshop

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

This October half term bring your family and friends to the Gallery for an art extravaganza! Celebrate the world's biggest drawing festival from The Campaign for Drawing with our team of artists and take part in creative activities across the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 October 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
25 October 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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Exhibition Tour: Elizabeth Peyton Aire and Angels

Exhibition Tour: Elizabeth Peyton Aire and Angels

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
25 October 2019, 18:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free

Curator Lucy Dahlsen leads a tour of Elizabeth Peyton Aire and Angels and explores the development of Peyton’s unique portraiture from the 1990s to the present day.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
25 October 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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Life Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

Life Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

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

Join artist Grace Adam for a life drawing session that draws inspiration from female artists whose works are currently on display as part of the major exhibition, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

26 October 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 October 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

26 October 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 October 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: My (De)generation

Weekend Workshop: My (De)generation

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

Acknowledging the 100 year anniversary of the formation of the Weimar Republic, artist Sadie Lee leads this weekend painting workshop looking at some of the fascinating styles and subjects that influenced artists of the era.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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: Self Portraits

Visualising Portraits: Self Portraits

31 October 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

What can self-portraits tell us about how an artist sees themselves? Picture description session.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 November 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
1 November 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
1 November 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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Poetry Reading: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters in Poetry

Poetry Reading: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters in Poetry

A part of Friday Lates
1 November 2019, 18:00-19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free with a 18:00 exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Acting students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama read poems featured in the exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters by poets including Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and William Morris. Free with exhbition ticket.

 


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In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Friday Lates
1 November 2019, 19:00
Room 20
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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Lecture: Elizabeth Siddal: Poetry, Art, Life

Lecture: Elizabeth Siddal: Poetry, Art, Life

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

Curator Jan Marsh, poet Gillian Allnutt, Dr Serena Trowbridge and journalist Alison Flood look at the poetry, art and life of Elizabeth Siddall.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

2 November 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 November 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

2 November 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

  • For Members

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

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

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

 

 

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 November 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: George Eliot: From “Strong-minded Woman” to Great Novelist

Lunchtime Lecture: George Eliot: From “Strong-minded Woman” to Great Novelist

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

How did Mary Anne Evans, born in 1819 the daughter of an estate manager in Warwickshire, become 'George Eliot', the new 'unknown' novelist who on arrival on the literary scene in 1859 with her first novel Adam Bede immediately won critical success to rival that of Dickens and Thackeray? 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 November 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
8 November 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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Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
8 November 2019, 18:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free with a 18:00 exhibition ticket

Take a tour of the the leading international photographic portrait competition, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
8 November 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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BSL Tour: Portraying George Eliot

BSL Tour: Portraying George Eliot

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

John Wilson leads a tour of the display that marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Eliot, one of Britain's most renowned novelists.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

9 November 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 November 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

9 November 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 November 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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Families: Remembrance

Families: Remembrance

  • Family||Workshop

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

To commemorate Remembrance Sunday, join us for a family day of reflection through craft and storytelling activities.


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Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

9 November - 10 November 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 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019, hone your studio skills in this two day workshop.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
15 November 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

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


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In Conversation: Always Nearly Famous

In Conversation: Always Nearly Famous

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

What does it take for female artists of the past to become famous?

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.

 


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

16 November 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 November 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

16 November 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Young People: Life-drawing Workshop

Young People: Life-drawing Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

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

Events for 14 –21 year olds.

Take inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition then learn figure-drawing techniques working from a clothed life model. Led by artist Caroline Dorset.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 November 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 November 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 November 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 November 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

21 November 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: From Myth to Molten Bronze: making public statues

Lunchtime Lecture: From Myth to Molten Bronze: making public statues

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

For the annual Society of Portrait Sculptors Lecture, Martin Jennings discusses public statues illustrated not only with examples of his own work but also with those of his contemporaries and with examples drawn from sculptural history.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 November 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
22 November 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
22 November 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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Lecture: Ali Smith celebrates Jane Austen

Lecture: Ali Smith celebrates Jane Austen

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

Novelist Ali Smith delivers the T. Edward Carpenter Lecture on Jane Austen. In partnership with Jane Austen's House Museum.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

23 November 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 November 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

23 November 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 November 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: ‘Sister’ Portraits

Weekend Workshop: ‘Sister’ Portraits

23 November - 24 November 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 major exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, join portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall for a practical painting workshop focusing on the female artists linked to the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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: Muses and Lovers

Visualising Portraits: Muses and Lovers

28 November 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Muses and Lovers - women behind the portraits. Picture description.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 November 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

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


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Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
29 November 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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


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Gallery Talk: Carla van de Puttelaar’s Women in the Art World

Gallery Talk: Carla van de Puttelaar’s Women in the Art World

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
29 November 2019, 18:00
Room 29
Free

Photographer Carla van de Puttelaar introduces work from her series Women in the Art World. Followed by book signing.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

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


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Life Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite Longing

Life Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite Longing

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

Artist Marc Woodhead leads a life drawing session inspired by the major exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

30 November 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 November 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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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

30 November 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

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


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

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

  • For Members

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

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

Please RSVP for this event from 4 November 2019

 

 

 


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