Workshop: Portraiture and Play

10:30am, Sat 10 Sep 2022

Explore different types of portraiture with Kate Elliott in this day-long practical workshop

Two portraits: one of an older white man looking out his window while  pulling white curtains back. Second is a black and white photo of Dame Kelly Holmes in a casual athletic jacket with her arms cross over her chest

Workshop: Portraiture and Play

10:30am, Sat 10 Sep 2022

Explore different types of portraiture with Kate Elliott in this day-long practical workshop

What is a good photograph? What makes an interesting portrait? In this one-day workshop, get to know your camera and learn different approaches to portraiture, taking inspiration from the history of portrait photography to more playful methodologies with reference to How to Win at Photography.


The day will include a group discussion around portrait photography, and practical activities that explore the notion of 'play' in portraiture. There will be opportunities for peer review, questions and feedback. This workshop is for photographers and artists interested in developing their camera skills and experimenting with portraiture.

Workshop times are 10.30-16.00.

Details on how to access the workshop will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place.


Kate Elliott has been working as a photographer and visual artist for over 15 years. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Southbank Centre and The Museum of Moscow as part of the International Biennale for Young Art. Much of her work delves into ideas surrounding identity and representation. She uses photography as a way of storytelling and, through her work, she raises questions about the relationship between the self and other, the public and private, and the natural and built environments



Suitable for all levels, no prior knowledge of photography necessary. A limited number of bursary places are available to those facing barriers to participation on a first come, first served basis. Please apply by emailing by 23.59 BST on Tue 6 Sep 2022, briefly stating your reason for applying for a bursary place (max. 500 words). All information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and destroyed after processing within GDPR guidelines.

We actively encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector in the UK. This includes people who identify as D/deaf, disabled* and neurodivergent; those with caring responsibilities; candidates from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds; and arts and culture professionals whose career development has been negatively impacted by Covid-19, prioritising independent artists, freelancers and those made redundant/at risk of redundancy since 2020.

*The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Sharing that you are disabled will not be used in any way in judging the quality of your application. By booking for this event you agree to our Terms & Conditions.


By booking for this event you agree to our Terms & Conditions.