A programme of art talks which explores our contemporary exhibition programme, and offers different perspectives on The Portland Collection of historic fine and decorative arts.

Rory Lewis is a dedicated portrait photographer whose sitters have included David Cameron, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Patrick Steward. His portraits are in many collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, London.  His recent projects, ‘Soldiery’ documented the British Army on the 21st Century and has been hailed as a national success story, named by the BBC as ‘The changing face of the British Army’.

I’m a realist photographer so I like to capture everything – the grey hairs, blotchy skin, all the details and lines.