National Portrait Gallery 'COMING HOME' Exhibition
After the successful collaboration for the VOTES FOR WOMEN Project, ARTDOCS was asked to carry out a series of films to promote the COMING HOME exhibition, a major project which sees the National Portrait Gallery lend portraits of iconic individuals to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated.
Fifty portraits from the National Portrait Gallery Collection will travel to towns and cities across the country from 2019 onwards.
We made a number of films across the UK with specific portraits that celebrated colloquialisms, diversity and the unique characteristics of place across UK; playfully working with the contributors to pose like their local heroes, embodying the portrait.
National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery has been collecting portraits of men and women who have made a significant contribution to British life and history since 1856.
With COMING HOME, the Gallery will be working with local museums, galleries and other venues to lend portraits that are special to them, providing communities across the country with the opportunity to celebrate their local heroes.
“We hope that sending portraits ‘home’ in this way will foster a sense of pride and create a
personal connection for local communities to a bigger national history; thus helping us to fulfil our aim of being truly a national gallery for everyone, in our role as the nation’s family album.”
Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery