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Introducing Living Memory

In conversation

Saturday 7 August 2021
12:30 – 1:15pm AEST
Onsite and live online
Previous NPPP winners 2020–2012
Previous NPPP winners 2020–2012

Bookings essential - free

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Join Sandra Bruce, Director Collection & Exhibitions, for a sneak peek at our exciting new exhibition, Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

The annual National Photographic Portrait Prize always holds a mirror up to Australian experience, emotion and spirit. As we’re all aware, 2020 was a year like no other.

It was full of extraordinary moments, and the photographers of Australia were there to see, feel and capture them. This year we know Living Memory, a special edition of the prize, will reflect these remarkable times of change and continuity, isolation and community, destruction and resilience.

You can be at the Gallery or watch the live broadcast beamed out to wherever you are! Both Onsite and Online versions are free.

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This program is wheelchair accessible, Auslan interpreted and closed captioned.

Make a booking and the Gallery will email you details on how to connect with us using Zoom.

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Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Upcoming exhibition

from Saturday 31 July

That’s a different name? Yep! Acknowledging how extraordinary 2020 has been, we've decided to mix it up a little and title the exhibition, ‘Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize’.

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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The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
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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.

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