Now in its 11th year, Next Generation encourages young artists by opening up opportunities to meet and gain insights from past bp Portrait Award artists, to make and share their own artwork and to connect with other young people interested in portraiture.
Our usual workshops, summer school, young people’s private view of the bp Portrait
Award and other events were cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But that didn’t stop the fun as we went online big time!
This is the place to inspire you with ideas, advice and skills to take your enjoyment of art to another level. Join our three artists Peta Taylor, Robin-Lee Hall and Sadie Lee to get creative.
For an amazing number of films showing artists talking about their work as portrait painters, go behind the scenes and learn new art skills to help get you started.
Share your creative talent! Upload your portrait on flickr or share it with us on Instagram
using the hashtag #bpnextgen
Shown outside the Ondaatje Wing Theatre, the display features selected paintings from the 2019 summer school, enabling visitors to see how Next Generation is working with talented young people and the amazingly creative work they produce.
For details on bp Portrait Award Next Generation participation visit the National Portrait Gallery website.