29 September 2022

WHO ARE YOU: Australian portraiture

| National Portrait Gallery
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WHO ARE YOU features 130 works exploring inner worlds, outer selves, intimacy and more. Maria, 1986 (printed 2013). Photo: Michael Riley.

Merging the traditional and unconventional, WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture is a co-curated combination of collections from the National Gallery of Victoria and National Portrait Gallery. Featuring 130 works across painting, film, photography, screen printing, sculpture, and then some – it explores our inner worlds, outer selves, intimacy, isolation, celebrity and more.

You’ll see artists such as Patricia Piccinini, Atong Atem, Howard Arkley, Vincent Namatjira, John Nixon and Tracey Moffatt. Think superstar sitters like Albert Namatjira, Cate Blanchett, Queen Elizabeth II, David Gulpilil and Jeff the Wiggle. And why not both? We give you John Brack, Nora Heysen, William Yang and Shirley Purdie, just to name a few.

From head and shoulders to shape and text, this exhibition will have you thinking about the ever-evolving and ever-expanding idea of portraiture.

The details

What: WHO ARE YOU: Australian portraiture
When: Saturday 1 October 2022 to Sunday 29 January 2023
Where: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Cost: Free, bookings not required.

For more information, visit National Portrait Gallery.

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