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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.

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Panel discussion

Living Memory

Saturday 31 July 2021
2:00 – 3:00pm AEST
Onsite and live online
Prime minister, 2018 Mike Bowers
Prime minister, 2018 Mike Bowers

Bookings essential - free

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Join us in the gallery or online for a dynamic panel discussion that interrogates some of the themes revealed in Living Memory.

Sandra Bruce, Director Collection and Exhibitions will lead the conversation and introduce the Prize in its current iteration and its driving principles in this extraordinary year to support artists.

Mike Bowers, former finalist and Guardian photojournalist will speak about his personal experiences involved in reporting the fires and other significant moments of 2020 and provide insight into communities he visited.

Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, former CEO of Butterfly Foundation, will discuss the effects, both short and long term, on individuals and groups, of the events of the past year.

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This program is wheelchair accessible.

If you make a booking to watch online the Gallery will email you details on how to connect with us using Zoom.

Other ways to book: Phone 02 6102 7070 or email bookings@npg.gov.au

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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’.

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Nick Cave
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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.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency