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Poetic Portraits

A workshop with Sarah Rice

Sunday 20 August 2017
Kath Walker [Oodgeroo Noonuccal], 1965 Clif Peir. © Estate of Clif Peir

Join poet and scholar Sarah Rice for a special masterclass on poetry as portraiture. ‘Poetic Portraits’ will examine notions of identity, the self and other, truth and illusion, memory and memorial. Examine a range of poetry and art examples and explore their philosophic underpinnings. Workshop participants will be introduced to different ways of writing poetic portraits and guided through exercises to conceive and draft original pieces. Includes break for lunch.

Sarah’s first full-length collection of poetry Fingertip of the Tongue is forthcoming with UWAP in October 2017. This event is held in partnership with the Canberra Writers Festival.

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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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