20 February 2023

Portrait23: Identity

| National Portrait Gallery
Start the conversation
Portrait23 event poster

Portrait23: Identity is showing at the National Portrait Gallery from 10 March to 18 June 2023. Image: National Portrait Gallery.

Portraiture. Not as you know it.

We invite you to stretch, push, resist and transcend portraiture’s conventional constraints.

Portrait23: Identity is a major exhibition of new work from multi-award-winning contemporary Australian artists and collectives working across every state and territory. Street art, textiles, performance, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, soft sculpture and bronze challenge the boundaries of portraiture. Many of the works move eloquently between installation, video, and animation, inviting you, the viewer, inside the portrait.

Twenty-three artists and collectives present dramatic, ambitious and thrilling work about who they are and what it means to represent themselves, their communities, histories and contemporary society. They break open the genre with deeply personal evocations of themes that resonate collectively, such as cultural knowledge, feminism, visibility/invisibility, activism and journeys of migration.

Assume nothing. Question everything. Expect no answers.

Only in Canberra.

The details

What: Portrait23: Identity
When: Friday 10 March until Sunday 18 June 2023, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free entry.

For more information, visit National Portrait Gallery.

Start the conversation

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.