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In Conversation

The Guy in the picture

To be rescheduled
Live online
Guy Warren
Guy Warren, 1991 Greg Weight. © Gregory Weight/Copyright Agency, 2021

Join us from wherever you are for a lively discussion looking at the amazing career of centenarian artist, Guy Warren. Clearly inspirational to generations of artists, Guy still works in his studio every day after a career spanning decades. From the jungles of New Guinea in WW2, winning the 1985 Archibald Prize, to being the subject of the winning Archibald Prize portrait in this, its 100th year.

We’ll be chatting with Guy and three artists who have chosen to portray him, to see why he makes such a good subject and, well, just to see what happens.

Featuring photographers Riste Andrievski and Peter Morgan – who are both in Living Memory with their portraits of Guy – and Greg Weight whose 1991 portrait of Guy in his studio is part of the Gallery’s permanent collection.

1 One hundred years in living memory, 2021 Riste Andrievski. 2 Guy in his studio, 2020 Peter Morgan. Both Courtesy of the artist © The artist.

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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.

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Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver

In Conversation

MEL to LAX

12:30pm, Thu 4 Nov

Join us in first class as Exhibitions Curator, Penny Grist catches up with photographer John Tsiavis to reflect on his career and how his creative practice has changed during the global pandemic.

Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole

In conversation

Paris pivot

12:30pm, Thu 18 Nov

Join us for the sliding-doors story of NPPP finalist Nikki Toole's relocation to Paris, and a wander through the incredible portrait projects she has created throughout her career.

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