Online exhibition: Portrait Challenge

About the portrait

A portrait of acclaimed film director Sir Ridley Scott by Nina Mae Fowler is on show at the Laing Art Gallery. The portrait is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London as part of its COMING HOME project, which sees portraits of iconic individuals being loaned to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated. You can read more about the portrait here, or for more information about our learning programme, watch the video below:

Portrait Challenge: Sir Ridley Scott

Through schools, young people aged 12-18 were invited to take part in our Portrait Challenge. The challenge was to create a portrait in response to one of the three themes, including: At Home (look close); Coming Home (look out); and Thinking of Home: (look in). Below are the works that have been submitted in response to these themes. We hope you enjoy viewing them! 


Image caption: "29:04:37" (Sir Ridley Scott) by Nina Mae Fowler, 2019 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: Colin Davison