Have a look at the ‘Storify’ to see some of the actions, reactions and impacts that happened around the National Portrait Gallery’s opening of this year’s BP Portrait Award.

The main events were…

On Saturday – ‘Portraits in Oil[1]‘ performance-intervention at the NPG by Art Not Oil Coalition

On Wednesday (day  of the exhibition’s press launch and private view) – launch of the new report ‘Picture This – A Portrait of 25 years of BP Sponsorship’[2]

Also on Wednesday –  – letter in The Guardian[3] newspaper signed by 205 artists and others against BP sponsorship

 

Endnotes:
  1. Portraits in Oil: http://www.artnotoil.org.uk/blog/25-portraits-oil-national-portrait-gallery-protest-over-bp-portrait-award
  2. Picture This – A Portrait of 25 years of BP Sponsorship’: https://platformlondon.org/p-publications/picturethis/
  3. letter in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jun/24/no-oil-painting-bp-sponsorship-npg-portrait-award