July 11, 2014 · 7:15 PM
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FREE ENTRY: The BP Portrait Award showcases fifty-five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing paintings of famous faces, the exhibition features a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait. The works on display, selected from a record-breaking 2,377 entries, include the winner of the £30,000 first prize as well as the work of the BP Young Artist 2014 and the BP Travel Award 2013 winners.These include the two shortlisted artists – John Devane for The Uncertain Time and Susanne du Toit for Pieter – as well as the work of the BP Travel Award 2012 winner Carl Randall.
Now in its thirty-fifth year at the National Portrait Gallery, and twenty-fifth year of sponsorship by BP, the Award is the most prestigious international portrait painting competition and the popular exhibition continues to be one of the highlights of the annual art calendar.
The exhibition will again be complemented by the BP Portrait Award: Next Generation project. A series of workshops and online resources will offer young people new opportunities for learning and creativity through portraiture.
Afterwards we will head to a local pub for more socialising (probably The Lord Moon on the MALL). Members can bring guests but please note that there is a nominal £2 Meetup Organisers fee for each guest attending and for members not holding the Ken's Events Membership card, payable on the evening.
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