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Eye to Eye

An interactive discussion

Thursday 6 February
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland

Have a long slow look at the new Eye to Eye exhibition, (we encourage you to see it a few times if you can). Then join us for an exciting interactive discussion, quiz, exchange, Q&A and exploration of the exhibition with the curator and creative team.

2.00 - 2.15pm view the exhibition
2.20 - 3.00pm interactive discussion in the Liangis theatre

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Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell

Eye to eye

Previous exhibition, 2019

Eye to Eye is a summer Portrait Gallery Collection remix arranged by degree of eye contact – from turned away with eyes closed all the way through to right-back-at-you – as we explore artists’ and subjects’ choices around the direction of the gaze.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.