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Friday 24 January 2020 – Monday 24 January 2022

The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
Sun 2 February

Wendy Sharpe

1:30pm

Join leading Australian artist Wendy Sharpe, as she discusses her interest in painting people, with particular reference to her bold, evocative portrait of Elena Kats-Chernin.

Bookings required
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Wendy Sharpe

Sun 2 Feb
1:30pm
Bookings required
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Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Fri 6 March

Blandina Barney in conversation

12:00pm

Ahead of International Women’s day, Shirley Purdie’s daughter Blandina Barney will share stories from her mother’s life as an Aboriginal woman.

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Blandina Barney in conversation

Fri 6 Mar
12:00pm
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NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Sat 14 March

National Photographic Portrait Prize Forum

11:00am

Join for us a discussion about this year’s NPPP 2020 exhibition and exploring powerful storytelling in photographic portraiture.

Free. Bookings required
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National Photographic Portrait Prize Forum

Sat 14 Mar
11:00am
Bookings required
FREE
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NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Wed 18 March

Naabami

Thou shall/will see me/us – Matilda (Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri peoples)

12:30pm

Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri elder, Dr Matilda House, about her photographic portrait.

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Naabami

Thou shall/will see me/us – Matilda (Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri peoples)

Wed 18 Mar
12:30pm
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Beauty by Bri Lee
Beauty by Bri Lee
Beauty by Bri Lee
Beauty by Bri Lee
Wed 18 March

Talking about identity

6:00pm

Join Australian writer Bri Lee (author of the powerful Eggshell Skull) in discussion with author and journalist Caroline Baum about Lee’s new book, Beauty.

Bookings required
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Talking about identity

Wed 18 Mar
6:00pm
Bookings required
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NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Sun 22 March

Cross country with identity

2:00pm

Join Penny Grist, NPG curator and NPPP judge in conversation with finalists Mike Bowers and Charles Tambiah.

Bookings required
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Cross country with identity

Sun 22 Mar
2:00pm
Bookings required
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Ludmilla Jordanova
Ludmilla Jordanova
Ludmilla Jordanova
Ludmilla Jordanova
Sun 19 April

Why portraits matter

2:00pm

In collaboration with the ANU Humanities Research Centre, the Portrait Gallery welcomes Ludmilla Jordanova, Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of History at Durham University, who will discuss the continuing importance of portraits and how we utilise them.

Bookings required
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Why portraits matter

Sun 19 Apr
2:00pm
Bookings required
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Tuesday 25 January 2022 – Friday 26 January 2024

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