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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]