“Situated in the main atrium in the National Portrait Gallery 7 days a week for 33 days straight I am amassing a collection of portraits of anyone who chooses to sit in the chair opposite me. As Long As You’re Here positions the portrait subject as the main driver of the portrait, with subjects allowed to sit for as long as they like while I draw them, using a touch screen tablet. The durations of the sittings range between 2 minutes and 3 hours and the quality of the image that the subjects walk away with is determined by the length of their sitting and how they present themselves to me. Whenever participants feel like it they can leave the chair, ending their sitting. Today is day 24.” – Tony Curran.
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