National Portrait Galley

We Can't Afford Five More Years of BP-Sponsored Culture

Dr Chris Garrard | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Chris Garrard

We should not accept corporate sponsorship or privatisation in the arts as a given, and be short-changed on the values that should be at the heart of our art-making. Starting today, it's time we made these museums and galleries properly accountable to the public, and not to BP.

Review: Russia and the Arts, National Portrait Gallery 'Dramatic, Intense, Passionate'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The turn of the 20th century was not a happy time in Russia. The Imperial dynasty was moribund and its Tsar, Nicholas II, was a hopeless and feeble leader who inflicted terrible hardship and violence on his people.

Art Review: BP Portrait Award 2013

Sumeet Grover | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

In the works on display, the art of portrait painting stands out as enduringly-defined and honed as the sharply exploited oil or acrylic paints that capture every fragment of people's faces, bodies and postures through unflinching detail.

Mary McCartney: Speaking Words Of Wisdom

Jason Holmes | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

She peers out from inside her father's sheepskin coat on the cover of his debut solo LP, McCartney. It's 1970 and she's the firstborn child of one half of perhaps the world's greatest songwriting partnership. So enters Mary McCartney into the world of photography: as a subject.

Duchess To Visit Major Art Show

Posted 31.03.2012 | Home

The Duchess of Cambridge is planning to kick off her support for the nation’s art scene by attending one of the most anticipated shows of the year ...