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Panel discussion

Living Memory

Saturday 31 July 2021
Onsite and live online
New Year's Eve 2019 Allison Marion
New Year's Eve 2019 Allison Marion. Courtesy of the artist. © The artist

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

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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

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