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Tag Archives: portrait gallery

Portrait Gallery as wedding venue?

By 28 October 2012

Hi Rioters,
Have any of you been to the National Portrait Gallery as a guest for a wedding? Or even had your own wedding there?
It’s top of the venue rankings for my ceremony and reception and I’m wondering if there’s anything you loved or hated about it.
I’ve never been to a function there so [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.

At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]

Obsequious NPG and the Mary portrait

By 20 November 2011

The NPG has inexplicably and obsequiously placed the huge portrait of former Australian Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in the most prominent place in the whole gallery – front on as you walk in. Relegated to the princess’s bum level on a wall behind, there is a small photograph of Queen Elizabeth.
Is the [...]

Portrait Gallery wins John Holland Award for Best Public Building

By 24 May 2011

The National Portrait Gallery has just updated their webpage to let us know they’ve won the Property Council of Australia’s John Holland Award for Best Public Building.
Although it should be noted that they were nominated by John Holland, and John Holland did the building.

Andrew Sayers takes on the glassworks

By 10 January 2011

Having lead the National Portrait Gallery to outrageous success Andrew Sayers moved on to rescue the floundering National Museum.
But apparently that’s not challenge enough, Chief Minister Stanhope has announced he’s also going to chair the glassworks at the other end of the lake.
“Andrew Sayers has made a significant contribution to Australia’s cultural sector during his [...]

The Portrait Gallery wants your photos

By 10 October 2010

I’ve just noticed that the National Portrait Gallery is looking for entries to the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011.
The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The exhibition will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery from [...]

Andrew Sayers steps up to the National Museum

By 15 April 2010

Peter Garrett has announced that the Portrait Gallery’s Andrew Sayers is going to bring his magic touch to the National Museum.
Even if you have reservations about the very existence of a portrait gallery as a national institution it’s hard to fault the work Mr Sayers has done in making the portrait gallery one of the [...]

Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008 – At the National Portrait Gallery

By 4 February 2009

When I saw this one on the Portrait Gallery’s list of forthcoming attractions I can’t say it made my ears prick up.
But the luvvies are chattering loud about it. So I dutifully inform you.
The NPG’s blurb says this:

Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008
12 June – 30 August 2009
Vanity Fair Portraits traces the birth and evolution of [...]

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