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BP Portrait Award 2018

Sat 15 Dec 2018 - Sun 10 Mar 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Admission free

About

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. With a first prize of £35,000, and a total prize fund of £74,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. Over the years this has attracted over 40,000 entries from more than 100 countries.

A fixture at the National Portrait Gallery, London for 39 years - 29 of which have been sponsored by BP - the BP Portrait Award is now in its ninth year at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

The BP Portrait Award is organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Event accessibility

Exhibition accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access

Location

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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Drop-in event

Play with Portraits (All Ages)

Portrait

Mon 11 - Fri 15 Feb 2019
2 - 4pm

Free

+4 other sessions

Tour

British Sign Language (BSL) Tour: BP Portrait Award 2018

Portrait

Sat 9 Mar 2019

11am - 12:30pm

Free

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