Barrowland Ballet: Family Portrait

28 May to 26 June 2022

An interactive video installation titled Family Portrait forms the heart of this exhibition. This four screen film brings striking cinematography together with choreography, capturing Artistic Director Natasha Gilmore and her three children in an intimate portrayal of family life. Viewers witness the family through choreographed sequences and more candid, “off camera” moments as they encounter the many different landscapes and seasons of Scotland.

The work takes viewers on a geographical and emotional journey, providing an in-depth insight into motherhood and childhood. It explores perceptions of family, sharing an honest depiction of what family really is – relentlessness, responsibility, joy, balance, intimacy and love.

Visitors to the Lowry will have the opportunity to create their own Family Portrait. Drawing inspiration from the film, they are invited to use the gallery space to explore movement and play, and contribute their photo to a growing collection of portraits which will be displayed in the gallery.


Further information:
  • Tuesday-Friday 11.00 am-5.00 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10.00 am-5.00 pm. Closed Monday, except bank holidays. (Excludes Christmas Day)
  • Location The Lowry, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
  • Getting there: By Metrolink – via the Eccles and MediaCityUK lines; By Train – from all stations take the Metrolink; By Bus – check bus routes and timetables with GMPTE; By Waxi – watertaxi timetable
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Further information 0843 208 6000