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In Conversation

Chance encounters

Thursday 14 October 2021
Live online
Self portrait
Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen AM. © Lou Klepac

Join us for the next instalment in our series of live, online tours-with-a-difference! Our Curator, Collection & Research, Joanna Gilmour, has thrown caution to the wind and suggested she play a game of chance. Jump on our website to explore a selection of self-portraits by women artists and let us know your favourites via social media. Use #PortraitAU or play along with our interactive Instagram Story polls in the lead up to the event! Tune in to the virtual program to see which faces feature! (and no, we won’t be giving Jo the ‘heads-up’ - she won’t have any idea which portraits will appear until we go live…)

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More self-portraits by women artists

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
1  Janet Dawson. © Janet Dawson/Copyright Agency, 2021. 2  Anne Zahalka. © Anne Zahalka/Copyright Agency, 2021. 3  Grace Cossington Smith OBE. © Grace Cossington Smith/Copyright Agency, 2021. Self portrait 1948

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Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Current exhibition

from Saturday 31 July 2021

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019

Collection display galleries

Current exhibition

Open every day

The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia.

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