National Portrait Gallery

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Sydney photographer scoops 2021 Taylor Wessing prize
David Prichard’s series, a tribute to Indigenous stock women, was shot in the north of Queensland

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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No 10 is marching through cultural institutions – and making a battleground of the arts | Charlotte Higgins
By interfering in appointments, the government is trying to shape museums and trusts in its own image, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

08, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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The row between art galleries and donors is bigger than bringing home the Bacon | Oliver Basciano
As Tate faces potential legal action from a Francis Bacon donor, British galleries’ relationships with private collectors need more scrutiny

Oliver Basciano

12, Aug, 2021 @2:02 PM

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National Gallery to buy Thomas Lawrence’s ‘Red Boy’ for £9.3m
Sentimental toffee-tin favourite was first painting on a UK postage stamp but has divided opinion since 1825

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Visits to world's top 100 museums and galleries fall 77% due to Covid
Institutions across globe could take years to recover from disastrous 2020, suggests survey

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

30, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Freak out! It's Nile Rodgers in your living room, singing and answering questions
The superstar hitmaker spent five hours answering 350 questions – to become the world’s first voice-interactive digital portrait. He reveals why the tell-all experience was thrilling – and sometimes upsetting

Etan Smallman

24, Mar, 2021 @7:35 AM

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National Portrait Gallery to feature more women in its collection
Curators will increase representation of female artists and sitters and seek overlooked stories

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

17, Mar, 2021 @4:09 PM

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'Lost summer' prom images win over judges of Taylor Wessing photo portrait prize
National Portrait Gallery names Alys Tomlinson winner of £15,000 prize

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, Nov, 2020 @10:56 AM

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Photo exhibition captures British life under lockdown
National Portrait Gallery unveils collection of 100 images submitted by the public

Mark Brown

13, Sep, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Who is this dog-loving future monarch? The great British art quiz
The National Portrait Gallery set today’s quiz, which enables you to explore the art collection of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – while answering some brainteasers

29, Jul, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Self-taught artist Jiab Prachakul wins BP portrait award
Award for Thailand-born artist comes as National Portrait Gallery comes under growing pressure to drop BP as sponsor

Lanre Bakare

05, May, 2020 @9:41 AM

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BP will not help judge portrait award for first time since 1997
Joint decision with NPG follows growing protests against oil firms’ sponsorship of the arts

Lanre Bakare

03, May, 2020 @3:02 PM

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