NPG moment of 2014

The National Portrait Gallery sent a tweet on Christmas Eve asking people who follow them what their most memorable moment was over the past twelve months. It got me thinking about all the different things that took place there and what was my NPG moment of 2014.

The BP Portrait Award and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize were the two big annual events that I had looked forward to. There was also Bailey’s Stardust exhibition and the Snowdon exhibition.

Let us not forget their work with Channel 4 on Grayson Perry: Who Are You? and Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.

Online as well with their A Room of One’s Own competition to accompany the Virginia Woolf exhibition or the Twitter Q&A with Thomas Ganter who was this year’s first prize winner in the BP Portrait Award.

For me the Late Shift screening of Almost Out by Jayne Parker was the one that stood out. It made me view portraiture in a totally fresh way. Even reminiscing about it now reminds me just how thought-provoking it was.

I’m so glad I became one of their members this year.