Face to Face: looking at and portraying disfigurement

19 May 2009

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Cost of entry

Tickets £7 on the door (concessions £5). Tickets may be reserved in advance - please call 020 7930 6844.

Mall Galleries

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, 29, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176, 179, 453
  • Tube: Charing Cross (2 minutes walk), Piccadilly Circus (5 minutes walk), Embankment (5 minutes walk)
  • Rail: Charing Cross

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What happens when a portrait painter and a sitter with a facial disfigurement come face to face? How can a portrait be used to engage the viewer and challenge social taboos? These are just a couple of of the questions which will be discussed by a distinguished panel including RP President Alastair Adams and Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones; chaired by National Portrait Gallery Director Sandy Nairne. Hosted by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in association with Changing Faces.

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