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Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery is a new collaborative display organised with the National Portrait Gallery, London, to explore identity, representation and the contemporary relevance of portraiture.

This exhibition has been created as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s transformational Inspiring People project, which includes an extensive programme of nationwide activities, funded by The National Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund. These ambitious partnerships with museums, local community groups and schools aim to bring the Gallery closer to communities across the UK.

Ten loans from the National Portrait Gallery are displayed alongside historic portraits from Compton Verney’s collection, highlighting connections between the people represented and raising questions about who we choose to immortalise in portraiture collections.

The exhibition will highlight people with connections to the Midlands whose ideas, words, art or activism has shaped modern Britain and the wider world. The people represented by the National Portrait Gallery loans include acclaimed writers Benjamin Zephaniah and George Eliot, leading contemporary artists Sonia Boyce OBE, RA and Gillian Wearing CBE, RA, former parliamentarian Mo Mowlam, occultist and writer Aleister Crowley, actress and comedian Dame Julie Walters, Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Denise Lewis OBE, philanthropist and campaigner Dame Elizabeth Cadbury and activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Image: Denise Lewis by Simon Frederick, 2016 © Simon Frederick & National Portrait Gallery


Date Time
Tuesday 16th August10.00am
Wednesday 17th August10.00am
Thursday 18th August10.00am
Friday 19th August10.00am
Saturday 20th August10.00am
Sunday 21st August10.00am
Monday 22nd August10.00am
Tuesday 23rd August10.00am
Wednesday 24th August10.00am
Thursday 25th August10.00am
Friday 26th August10.00am
Saturday 27th August10.00am
Sunday 28th August10.00am
Monday 29th August10.00am
Tuesday 30th August10.00am

Contact information and location

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Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Tel: 01926 645 500
Email: Click here to email Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery


Contact Information

Tel: 01926 645 500


Full Price - £17.00
Child - FREE
Art Fund Pass - £8.50
Carer - FREE
19-25 Year Old - £8.50
NHS Worker - £8.50
Members (Discounts to £0 in checkout) - £17.00
Guest Pass (Discounts to £0 in checkout) - £17.00