Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge #11

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WEEK 11

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Photograph your sketches of everyday life or drawings found in unusual places.

Frank Auerbach is recognised as one of the most important painters living today. In the 1960s he taught at Ealing Art School.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Hashtag your Instagram photos with #EalingConnections to submit them to the project. We welcome entries from all ages and locations, and photos do not need to be taken in the borough of Ealing.

PRIZES: Selected entries will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on 11 September 2014 and on the Gallery’s website.

Contribute to four or more challenges for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to a future exhibition at the Gallery!

CHALLENGE RULES: Please only submit your own photos and get permission first from anyone that features in them. Any person included in the photo must be over eighteen years of age. 
Just add the #EalingConnections hashtag to your entries from today until next Wednesday 24 July.
Any photo taken & tagged is eligible to be posted on our website, Instagram channel & our other social channels (including Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr). 

FIND OUT MORE about Creative Connectionsnpg.org.uk/creativeconnections

Guidelines and Terms and Conditions here

On Thursday 10th July Angus McBean’s Biographer, Adrian Woodhouse, came to the Gallery to give a lunchtime lecture on the work and life of Angus McBean, who is regarded as one of the most prominent photographers of theatre and dance personalities of the 1940s and 50s, as well as being an incredibly well known Surrealist photographer. 
Here is Adrian Woodhouse preparing for his lecture. 
Having written McBean’s biography Angus McBean: Facemaker, and worked as an advisor on the Gallery’s 2006 exhibition Angus McBean: Portraits, Adrian certainly knows his subject well, and was able to speak unaided and with humour about McBean’s interesting life. Adrian also had a lot of interesting facts and stories about McBean, his work, and his relationships with his sitters. 

On Thursday 10th July Angus McBean’s Biographer, Adrian Woodhouse, came to the Gallery to give a lunchtime lecture on the work and life of Angus McBean, who is regarded as one of the most prominent photographers of theatre and dance personalities of the 1940s and 50s, as well as being an incredibly well known Surrealist photographer. 

Here is Adrian Woodhouse preparing for his lecture. 

Having written McBean’s biography Angus McBean: Facemaker, and worked as an advisor on the Gallery’s 2006 exhibition Angus McBean: Portraits, Adrian certainly knows his subject well, and was able to speak unaided and with humour about McBean’s interesting life. Adrian also had a lot of interesting facts and stories about McBean, his work, and his relationships with his sitters. 

Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge #10

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WEEK 10

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Photograph your World Cup Final experience! Gurinder Chadha grew up in Southall, Ealing and directed Bend It Like Beckham

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Hashtag your Instagram photos with #EalingConnections to submit them to the project. We welcome entries from all ages and locations, and photos do not need to be taken in the borough of Ealing.

PRIZES: Selected entries will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on 11 September 2014 and on the Gallery’s website.

Contribute to four or more challenges for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to a future exhibition at the Gallery!

CHALLENGE RULES: Please only submit your own photos and get permission first from anyone that features in them. Any person included in the photo must be over eighteen years of age. 
Just add the #EalingConnections hashtag to your entries from today until next Wednesday 17 July.
Any photo taken & tagged is eligible to be posted on our website, Instagram channel & our other social channels (including Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr). 

FIND OUT MORE about Creative Connectionsnpg.org.uk/creativeconnections

Guidelines and Terms and Conditions here

A calligram is a visual representation of a series of words. Artists often use words and phrases to create images that tell a story. A young person from Brentside High created this calligram inspired by Chris Floyd’s portrait of Steve McQueen, now on display at the Gallery! They used words like ‘bold’ and ‘creative’ to describe McQueen’s success as a filmmaker.

A calligram is a visual representation of a series of words. Artists often use words and phrases to create images that tell a story. A young person from Brentside High created this calligram inspired by Chris Floyd’s portrait of Steve McQueen, now on display at the Gallery! They used words like ‘bold’ and ‘creative’ to describe McQueen’s success as a filmmaker.

Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge #9

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WEEK 9

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Charlie Chaplin is remembered for his famous comic walk. Capture yourself or somebody else doing a comedy walk. 

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Hashtag your Instagram photos with #EalingConnections to submit them to the project. We welcome entries from all ages and locations, and photos do not need to be taken in the borough of Ealing.

PRIZES: Selected entries will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on 11 September 2014 and on the Gallery’s website.

Contribute to four or more challenges for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to a future exhibition at the Gallery!

CHALLENGE RULES: Please only submit your own photos and get permission first from anyone that features in them. Any person included in the photo must be over eighteen years of age. 
Just add the #EalingConnections hashtag to your entries from today until next Wednesday 10 July.
Any photo taken & tagged is eligible to be posted on our website, Instagram channel & our other social channels (including Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr). 

FIND OUT MORE about Creative Connectionsnpg.org.uk/creativeconnections

Guidelines and Terms and Conditions here

We have received loads on fabulous buildings-inspired photos this week responding to our Instagram Challenge. Here are just some of them!

Celebrated architect Sir John Soane (1753–1837) lived in Ealing with his family. He purchased Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing in 1801. He first worked on the house as a teenager when he was George Dance’s assistant and later rebuilt it as his country home.

Look out for another challenge this Friday!

Last Friday, twenty young people from Brentside High School, Ealing, along with the headteacher, trustees, other teachers and pupils from the school, came to the Private View of this year’s Creative Connections display at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Also in attendance was Ealing’s Mayor and Ealing sitters, inventor Trevor Baylis and footballer Paul Canoville (who went to Brentside High School), which contributed to the sense of the evening being a civic celebration.

The young people spoke to an audience of over a hundred people about the project story and making the film installation An Ealing Trilogy with artist Eelyn Lee. They then received certificates and gifts to celebrate their achievements. 

Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge #8

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WEEK 8

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Capture a building that stands out to you. Sir John Soane is one of Britain’s most celebrated architects. He once lived in Ealing with his family. 

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Hashtag your Instagram photos with #EalingConnections to submit them to the project. We welcome entries from all ages and locations, and photos do not need to be taken in the borough of Ealing.

PRIZES: Selected entries will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on 11 September 2014 and on the Gallery’s website.

Contribute to four or more challenges for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to a future exhibition at the Gallery!

CHALLENGE RULES: Please only submit your own photos and get permission first from anyone that features in them. Any person included in the photo must be over eighteen years of age. 
Just add the #EalingConnections hashtag to your entries from today until next Wednesday 3 July.
Any photo taken & tagged is eligible to be posted on our website, Instagram channel & our other social channels (including Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr). 

FIND OUT MORE about Creative Connectionsnpg.org.uk/creativeconnections

Guidelines and Terms and Conditions here

Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge #7

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WEEK 7

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Capture yourself or somebody else posing like an athlete. Olympic-winning runner Lillian Board grew up in Ealing. Her talent was first noticed by a PE teacher at Grange Secondary Modern Girls’ School.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Hashtag your Instagram photos with #EalingConnections to submit them to the project.

PRIZES: Selected entries will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on 11 September 2014 and on the Gallery’s website.
Contribute to four or more challenges for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to a future exhibition at the Gallery!

CHALLENGE RULES: Please only submit your own photos and get permission first from anyone that features in them. Any person included in the photo must be over eighteen years of age.
Just add the #EalingConnections hashtag to your entries from today until next Wednesday 26 June.
Any photo taken & tagged is eligible to be posted on our website, Instagram channel & our other social channels (including Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr).

FIND OUT MORE about Creative Connections: npg.org.uk/creativeconnections

Guidelines and Terms and Conditions here

Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge #6

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WEEK 6

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE: The World Cup is here! Capture yourself or somebody else supporting their favourite team while standing as tall as they can. At 6 foot 7 inches (2.01m), Peter Crouch is one of the tallest football players in England. He moved to Ealing as a child and attended school locally at North Ealing Primary, and later Drayton Manor High. 

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: Hashtag your Instagram photos with #EalingConnections to submit them to the project.

PRIZES: Selected entries will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on 11 September 2014 and on the Gallery’s website.
Contribute to four or more challenges for a chance to win two complimentary tickets to a future exhibition at the Gallery!

CHALLENGE RULES: Please only submit your own photos and get permission first from anyone that features in them. Any person included in the photo must be over eighteen years of age. 
Just add the #EalingConnections hashtag to your entries from today until next Wednesday 19 June.
Any photo taken & tagged is eligible to be posted on our website, Instagram channel & our other social channels (including Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr). 

FIND OUT MORE about Creative Connections: npg.org.uk/creativeconnections

Guidelines and Terms and Conditions here