26 April - 9 December 2013
Come and see eye to eye with faces familiar and unfamilar in our season of free displays dedicated to portraiture. Admission free.
Showcasing portrait gems of the permanent collection, some of which have not been on public display for some time.
Visitors will be able to view some of the earliest paintings in the collection, as well as charming portraits of children, royalty, influential figures, and enigmatic, unknown faces.
British Landmarks in Art
To accompany our Painted Faces exhibition, British Land has kindly loaned several pieces by British artists. These will be displayed in rotation, within the following landmark themes:
Pop Art - 26 April to 20 June
Abstraction - 21 June to 22 August
Photography - 23 August to 17 October
Goldsmith's College - 18 October to 9 December
Each group features an artwork linked to portraiture. These pieces are by Peter Blake, John Walker, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Gary Hume.
The Founders Sculpture Prize
18 June - 4 August
The Founders Sculpture Prize returns to Guildhall Art Gallery for its fourth successful year.
The prize promotes excellence and imagination in the art of figurative sculpture and supports sculptors in the earlier stages of their careers. It was established in 2007 as a biennial award, encouraging the use of cast bronze and exciting public interest in cast bronze sculpture.