Monday, 15 August 2011

BP’s Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery

One of the best things about London has to be that so many of the galleries are free for all to enjoy. It’s an opportunity for us culture vultures – veterans or novices – to get out there and experience some of the most wonderful pieces of art that are quite literally, on our doorstep.

Each year, the National Portrait Gallery brings us the wonderful BP Portrait Award too, which serves to recognise some of the most talent artists, both established and emerging. This year’s exhibition opened on 16th June (winners were picked on 14th) and runs at the gallery - just off Trafalgar Square - until 18th September.

With free admission and late nights until 9pm each Thursday and Friday, what more of a reason does one need to soak up a little culture in the heart of the city?

First prize: Distracted by Wlm Heldens

Second prize: Holly by Louis Smith with help from Carmel Said

Third prize: Just To Feel Normal by Ian Cumberland

Young Artist prize: Mrs Cerna by Sertan Saltan

BP Travel Award 2011: Flora MacGregor by Jo Fraser

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