The BP Portrait Award 2020 – Online discussion

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Date(s) - 14th Oct 2020


Portraits are always popular, and often controversial. For the past thirty years the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery has been one of the most visited annual shows in London. This year, inevitably, it has been replaced by an online exhibition of 43 portraits chosen by the judges from nearly 2,000 entries by artists of 69 countries.You can view the exhibition here.

The 2020 prize winners have already been announced and you can see them for yourselves on the website. Would they have been your choice? Which would have been your top three? Our own virtual discussion of the portraits and artists in the exhibition will begin with your choices, which you’ll be asked to nominate before the meeting. I hope that the discussion will widen out to share ideas both about what we look for in a portrait and about how portraits and portraiture have changed over the years.

Venue: online


When booking please include your email address to ensure you receive a Zoom invitation.

If you have any questions please phone Alison on 01242 519413.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card, or Paypal account, can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (download here or available in the Friends’ newsletter) and post it with your cheque.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (or as much of that as the bank will accept) Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH BP Awards.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Mrs Alison Pascoe, 77 Naunton Lane, Cheltenham, GL53 7AZ. Please include your email address to ensure you receive a Zoom invitation.


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BP Portrait Award
BP awards online
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