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  • Jul 4, 2013 · 7:00 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. 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-fourth year at the National Portrait Gallery, and twenty-fourth 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.

On the inner dialogue of an artist by Jamie Routley, 2013 © Jamie Routley


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    Great technical skills on display and very thought provoking.

    July 5, 2013

  • Shri

    I think I might be just getting there at 7:10-7:15 (a little tight). Is it possible to catch up people inside?

    July 3, 2013

  • Jane S.

    I am looking forward to meeting up with new people who are also interested in art!

    July 3, 2013


    Just the sort of thing I like.

    July 2, 2013

  • Shri

    Most likely yes... will update as the date gets closer...

    June 28, 2013

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