The National Portrait gala has been created for a special fundraising occasion Funds raised via the event, entitled The Portrait Gala, will directly support the Gallery’s work of delivering inspirational exhibitions and displays, offering unique learning opportunities and undertaking world-class research.
Gala guests will be able to bid in a live auction led by Sotheby’s Lord Dalmeny for auction lots which include the opportunity to have a head and shoulders portrait painted by Jonathan Yeo and Nicky Philipps or a group portrait by Peter Monkman, to purchase a study of Self by Marc Quinn, to co-curate the Gallery’sTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 exhibition or to sponsor a conservation project.
A Raffle will offer guests the chance to win one of 40 luxury prizes. These include a Giles Deacon dress, a Philip Treacy hat and a Stella McCartney hand-bag. Other items include two exclusive Race Club passes to the Revolution track cycling series from FACE Partnership, restaurant vouchers for Soho House, Sketch and the Portrait Restaurant and tickets for the Almeida, English National Ballet, The National Theatre, The Old Vic and Gate Theatre Notting Hill.