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Friday Lates: 10-minute talks

Exploring beyond the paintings

Hear a range of speakers reflect on what paintings mean to them
This event is part of Friday Lates.
Date
Friday, 21 June 2024
Time
6 - 7 pm

About

On 10 May 2024 we began our celebration of the National Gallery‚Äôs Bicentenary - 200 years of bringing people and paintings together. Stories have been told and retold for centuries about the paintings in our Collection, the artists who created them, and the materials and techniques they used. But what do we as viewers bring to paintings when we encounter them in the Gallery for the first time, without prior knowledge of their history or their creators? What might we think about beyond the object itself? How did it get there? Who looks after it? What happens to it when the Gallery closes?

Across the evening, members of our Articulation Alumni Network have been invited to select artworks, responding to them in a series of short talks. In the form of a Q&A with the Articulation alumni, Karen Eslea, Head of Learning and National Programmes, will then explore the importance of these paintings to young people today.  

Image: Photo ©️ Hydar Dewachi

Articulation

Articulation is our public speaking initiative for young people designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of visual culture.

Talks & conversations

Friday Lates: 10-minute talks

Exploring beyond the paintings

Hear a range of speakers reflect on what paintings mean to them
This event is part of Friday Lates.
Date
Friday, 21 June 2024
Time
6 - 7 pm

Free

Although this event does not require booking, we encourage you to book a free Gallery entry ticket to gain admission to the National Gallery and save time on arrival. 

Please note, Gallery entry does not guarantee admission to this event. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.