Hard work and dedication get the BP Portrait Award exhibition under way

The BP Portrait Awards from the National Portrait Gallery opens to the public this Saturday 4 October at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. We know people in the North East are going to thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to view fifty five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world and we are very grateful to the National Portrait Gallery for this opportunity.

Of course the exhibition wouldn’t happen without the hard work of the back room staff.

Painting conservators and museum staff from both Sunderland Museum and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums took delivery of the fifty five portraits last week and have spent four long days taking the portraits out of storage, painstakingly checking them, arranging and hanging them to show them in the best light possible for the public to enjoy.

Plenty of hard work and dedication has been put in by Ana Flynn-Young (painting conservator), Sufea Mohamad Noor, Jenny Binns of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Shauna Gregg of Sunderland Museums to get this wonderful exhibition up and running and for that we thank them.

The image shows Jenny Binns of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums inspecting 'Fergus' by the artist Paul Benney. To the left of Jenny is the portrait 'Mother # 1' by Yungsung Jang.

Find out more about the BP Portrait Awards.

Find out more about the National Portrait Gallery.

View more images of the installation.

 

Share this

Did you know?

Roker beach is home to the unique 'cannonball' rock formations that were the inspiration for the seafront 'pods'.

Twitter

Are you a film fan? 🎥 🎬 is launching this week on Thurs 23rd Jan at the Empire Cinema.… https://t.co/3KRLaG0AVM 1 day 5 hours ago
Calling all 'Poochini's' 🐕🐕‍🦺🐩 Does your poochy pal have what it takes to tread the boards and become an Opera star… https://t.co/NFMBK64hWe 5 days 11 hours ago
We have some lost property handed from the festival of light in Mowbray Park. Please get in touch if you lost anything In the park. 1 week 10 hours ago
Thank you for coming down to Mowbray Park before Christmas to see the Festival of Light. We can't wait to share mor… https://t.co/w9mEFx3wHu 1 week 5 days ago
Fantastic day planned! https://t.co/hIY1n3WU6x 1 week 6 days ago
BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came to see the lights in Mowbray Park and made special! See y… https://t.co/syd1Sbkt96 4 weeks 1 day ago
We can’t believe that tonight is the last night of Festival of Light in 2019! There’s still time to buy your ticket… https://t.co/Lkez8xv6W7 1 month 7 hours ago
Our real reindeer Holly and Ivy are back at Festival of Light today and tomorrow. Buy your tickets here… https://t.co/xZYgNwFiMZ 1 month 1 day ago
RT : Enjoy a night that's ever so festive and bright, with a trip to Sunderland this Christmas ✨🎄 Find out more on the… https://t.co/bUhjOiNGmX 1 month 2 days ago
RT : On Monday 23rd December from 6pm to 7pm we will host a relaxed hour in our grotto for children with autism & additi… https://t.co/Ic0eqDdBPQ 1 month 3 days ago
Festival of Light is ready to open its gates for the final weekend! Get your tickets at https://t.co/56lukRgI00 🎄 https://t.co/szAxqMysj3 1 month 3 days ago
RT : From the final chance to catch the Festival of Light in Mowbray Park to a Dickensian classic at the Masonic Lodge i… https://t.co/xhHn4e0kC9 1 month 3 days ago
RT : When the nights are long and dark, what better way is there to celebrate the season than with a classic ghost story… https://t.co/vWcioHruJg 1 month 3 days ago
The big man himself will join us at Festival of Light for the final weekend! Buy a ticket to our Christmas show and… https://t.co/QY83ItxuQC 1 month 4 days ago
*ONLINE TICKETS BACK ONSALE * join us for our last weekend of Festival of light! Buy your tickets at… https://t.co/pJbRDEEexB 1 month 4 days ago

Facebook

Download the See it Do it app

Sign up to our newsletter

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 8 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.